The ARTery connects and transports. Through diverse projects and programs, this cross-city creative corridor celebrates the outdoors, arts and culture, imagination, curiosity, and cultivates a shared community across Broomfield. The Creative Corridor is presented in tandem with the Creative Network.
This initiative is being developed in collaboration with multiple city departments, local organizations and businesses. Community feedback and conversations are critical to the development and success of the Creative Network, including projects like the ARTery.
ARTery Sidewalk Mural
Thank you to the artists, the Arts, History and Cultural Council, all of the wonderful volunteers who helped paint stencils, and everybody that participated in the ARTery sidewalk mural. Special thank you to the Broomfield Parks team and Broomfield Streets team for helping to make the project happen.
This Art, History, and Culture Council Committee selected finalists for the ARTery sidewalk mural project. The artists selected for this project are Katerina Vuletich and Paige Brown, Ratha Sok and Jennifer Vasquez and Jennifer Chaparro and Camie Rigirozzi. This project was built in coordination with Parks, Recreation and Senior Services and Open Space and Trails, as well as artist selection through the Arts, History and Cultural Council. For the call, artists self-identified as either professional or emerging to be paired for mentorships, and all three semi-finalist pairs were selected as finalists. All three pairs participated in community engagement that ultimately informed their designs.
|Photo||Name of the Art||Artist||Location|
|"Wild Water Neighbors"||Jennifer Chaparro and Camie Rigirozzi||Sidewalk behind the Broomfield Community Center, north of Brunner Reservoir|
|"Pollinator Path and Bee-longing Phrases"||Katarina Vuletich and Page Brown||Sidewalk stretch between W 125th Avenue and Wolff Street, southeast of Xavier Street|
|"Emergence"||Ratha Sok and Jennifer Vazquez||Willow Park, Sidewalk southwest of 12751 Vrain Street, Broomfield, CO 80020 |
Little Art Houses Installed on the ARTery
Five Little Houses were installed on the ARTery in early June. Four of the houses were installed along the first phase of the ARTery trail and one at the Broomfield Depot Museum. The goal for the Little House project is to create ‘Little Houses’, each with a different theme and aesthetic, to create unexpected moments of joy, wonder and curiosity. These boxes will feature rotating art and history exhibits, artifacts from Sister City Ueda, Japan and Twin City, Broomfield, UK, and the last is acting as a Little Free Library by the Depot Museum. Little Houses are built on inspiration from the national Little Free Libraries program.
History Little House: Highland Park South by Loch Ness Ave.
Twin City: Broomfield, United Kingdom: Between Wolff St. and W 127th Ave.
Sister City: Ueda, Japan: 125th Avenue between Xavier St. and Wolff St.
Broomfield Little Art House: Willow Park near Vrain Street
Broomfield Depot Little House: Broomfield Depot Museum, 2201 W 10th Ave.
Upcoming ARTery Events
There are currently no upcoming ARTery events. Please come back for updates on upcoming events and projects.
Past ARTery Events:
ARTery Sidewalk Mural Install
Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. - Noon
Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m. - Noon
Sunday, August 7, 10 a.m. - Noon
The Creative Broomfield team and the ARTery Sidewalk mural artists are looking for volunteers to help paint stencils that will be an extension of the sidewalk murals on Saturdays; July 23 and July 30 from 10 a.m. to noon.
ARTery Sidewalk Mural engagement at the CSU Extension Seed Swap event
Saturday, April 23, 2022, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Swing by the CSU Extension Seed Swap event on Saturday, Apr. 23, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Broomfield Library and participate in a meet and greet with the ARTery sidewalk mural artists to share your input, suggestions, and thoughts with the artists before they begin their design.
Halloween Bikes & Walk Event presented by BCAH
The ARTery, meet at the Broomfield Library
Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, 10 a.m.
Time to get spooky on Halloween by enjoying the outdoors and hauntingly fun activities all while exploring the first stretch of the new ARTery trail! Starting at the Broomfield Library, walk or bike your way to the Brunner Farmhouse and gardens in your best Halloween costumes. Enjoy live music, trick-or-treating, a costume parade, food trucks and more all starting at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 31! Thank you to Broomfield Council of the Arts and Humanities for partnering with Creative Broomfield to bring spooky fun to the ARTery and open spaces. Food donations for FISH are encouraged.
Pollinator Field Journal and Walk
CSU Demonstration Garden
July 17, 2021
This program was presented by CSU Extension, InventHQ, and Creative Broomfield.
Attendees made hand-sewn pollinator field journals and walked along Broomfield's Artery to observe pollinators. They learned the difference between native bees and honey bees, flies that look like bees, and wasps, and how all these species have an important job in pollinating our plants. They also learned how to catch and identify each of these pollinator species.
Megan GilbyArts & History Manager
Arts & History Division
3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, CO 80020