Native American Heritage Project in Thornton, CO

  • Commissioning Entity

    City of Thornton

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  • Location of Commission:

    Colorado, United States, Thornton

  • Commission Portal

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  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Jesse Jimenez

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

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  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    The city of Thornton, in collaboration with the Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) and Adams County, is seeking to commission original public art. This project will commission 3D, large-scale, site-specific work that will have a strong visual impact and push Thornton into a contemporary setting.

    The project will incorporate Indigenous intervention into the practice of public art by honoring the location’s historic significance and the current cultural contributions made by Indigenous peoples.

    Artists are strongly encouraged to explore contemporary materials, themes, and utilize interdisciplinary practices to meet the scope of the project in addition to unique and exciting use of technology. This project asks artists to go beyond the use of static imagery and/or tropes. We ask that artists weave a dynamic, intersectional story of Indigenous cultures and influences that inspire the preservation of water resources.