Cultural Arts Current Projects

Artist Opportunity

Artist to join the design team for the Adams County Arena.

Adams County seeks an individual artist or artist team to create fully integrated interior and exterior artworks for a new arena in Riverdale Regional Park. The arena will explore narratives around land, agriculture, and industry in the West. We ask artists to interpret Americana and the West, agrarian lifestyle, and the eastern plains of Colorado through a playful and contemporary lens.

Apply here by Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023. 

Art on the Trails

Art on the TrailsGet outside and check out the art along the Adams County trail system. Discover over 50 miles of trails connecting our neighborhoods, parks, and open spaces with artwork from projects like Murals for Hope, Love Your Trails - Ground Mural Series, Babe Walls, and others. Check out this map for locations and info about each artwork and artist. 

Adams County Poet Laureate Residency

Kerri Joy
Photographer: Ryan Landell

Adams County and Anythink Libraries are over the moon to announce the inaugural Adams County Poet Laureate Residency. Poet Kerrie Joy will share her talents as an artist, musician, and educator through performances, free public-programming, and original works inspired by the people and places of Adams County. 

Keep up to date on where Kerrie Joy will be, and upcoming events and workshops here.

Learn more about Kerrie Joy here and follow the Adams County Poet Laureate on Instagram.


Gallery at Taza Coffee House​ 

Your Light Illuminates the World: Portraits by Shaunie Berry

In the Spring of 2023, artist Shaunie Berry created space for artistic exchange as residents used laundry, food, and showers at Crossroads Mobile Services in Northglenn. Every week, Shaunie arrived with open ears and art supplies in hand. She listened as residents shared their stories and used artmaking to affirm each participant’s creativity and unique form of self-expression.

The portrait series “Aura” is a reflection on her experiences. The colors in each painting represent the aura or vibe of the people she came to know. “Aura” is an energetic exchange honoring these individuals. “Aura” and other works by Shaunie will be on view through January.

Five colorful portraits by artist Shaunie Berry

Aura, 2023, by Shaunie Berry 
From left to right: Stephanie, Dwaine, Justin, Yeti, and Richard

Shaunie Berry

Shaunie Berry creates multi-layered portraits that capture the extraordinary essence of individuals as they move through their daily lives. Personal experience, growth, spirituality, and pride are common themes in her work.

Shaunie uses her MA in Public Health to integrate health promotion within her art practice. As Art Education Manager at RedLine Contemporary Art Center, she runs community advocacy programs.

Originally from Kansas City, MO, she is the descendant of black country folk whose elders passed down a love of growing food, nature, gardening, and remembering one’s roots. Learn more about Shaunie here.

Learn more about current and past shows at the Gallery at Taza Coffee House here.  Interested in showing in the Taza Gallery? Email [email protected].

Prairie on the Move

The brand new Adams County Fleet & Public Works Facility on Dahlia and 74th features serene and stunning public art from local Commerce City artists Chevo Studios and Drew Button. A series of three gestures built with local stone and steel depict the work of the people who care for our streets and the untamed nature of the plains.   


Traffic Cabinet Wraps on Pecos and Washington

Look out for new traffic cabinet wraps along Pecos St. and Washington St. Wraps feature beautiful sights from across Adams County. Photographs were taken by Adams County residents who submitted images to County photo contests over the last several years.

Click here for a map of all the new cabinet wrap locations.                    

Learn more about traffic signal cabinet upgrades by Adams County Public Works here.

Including Self in Others at Pelican Ponds

Pelican Ponds

Local artist Laura Shill created this piece during the pandemic to encourage people to sit across from one another and have a conversation. Visit the temporary installation of Including Self in Others in the wilderness of Pelican Ponds Open Space and try it out for yourselves. 

In partnership with Redline Contemporary Art Center.


Adams County PRIDE, Artist Takeover

Adco Pride
Three people stand in front of a Skate Rental sign at Adams County Pride.A colorful painted mural that says Rainbow Dome.Two people sit on hay bales and put on roller skates at Adams County Pride.

The Adams County 2023 Pride Festival featured an artist takeover with Rainbow Dome. Visual and performance art and joyful roller skating made the event bright and big. The theme for the artwork was summertime bounty. Draping Riverdale Regional Park in vibrant colors, amazing textures and textiles, and the simple, beautiful message that we all belong.

Niver Creek Mural

Coming to Welby in 2024/25. The Niver Creek drainage ditch is getting a major uplift with a mural installation over a half mile long. Learn more about the Niver Creek Mural Project and Artist Selection Panel here.  


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