Art Along the Trail

Explore this year's exhibition of public art throughout Clive along the Greenbelt Trail, and in local neighborhood parks.  Click Here to see a map of the exhibit. Click Here to see an online guide to the exhibit. 

Vote for your favorite artwork at the Clive Public Library, 1900 NW 114th Street, beginning late May through August. 

Enhance Your Experience Download the app Otocast to your mobile device or tablet for a virtual tour of Art Along the Trail.  Explore the artworks with the voices of the artists who created the pieces.  The free app is available for Apple and Android devices.  Click Here to learn more about Otocast.

Like It?  Buy It! All artworks featured in Art Along the Trail are for sale.  For more information regarding purchasing please contact Todd Seaman at 867-5106 or

Exhibition Overview 

Art Along the Trail is a temporary outdoor exhibit, displayed along Clive’s landmark feature, the Greenbelt Park and Trail system, from May through October each year, with 2018 being the seveth year of the exhibition.  The art pieces will be displayed in highly visible sites along the Greenbelt. Works are selected by an Art Along the Trail Selection Panel comprised of two members of the City’s Park Board, two members of the Public Art Commission, one City council member, one Clive resident or Clive business owner representative from the Chamber of Commerce, and one member of the local art community.

The Clive Public Art Program was established by the City Council in December 2007.  The Public Arts Advisory Commission was established at that time to oversee the operations of the public art program.  As part of the City’s commitment to enhance the ‘Distinct by Nature’ character of Clive with the addition of art in public places, the City Council adopted direct appropriation funding for public art.  Since approval of the Master Plan, the City has awarded three commissions to artists to create artwork.  The Art Along the Trailexhibition will continue the City’s efforts to promote aesthetic excellence and enhance the artistic vitality of Clive.

Funding for Art Along the Trail is provided by:


If you are an artist interested in the possibility of exhibiting in 2019, please contact Leisure Services Director Todd Seaman.