City Hall Public Art Project


The inspiration for the City Hall Public Art Project comes from the desire to enhance Northglenn’s emerging city campus through sculpture installation, creating civic pride and cultural conversations through the engagement of art.

The new City Hall building will be organic and flowing, using environmentally conscious, sustainable materials. For the art commission the NAHF wanted to create a strong connection between the outside natural world to the indoor space, the lobby, that welcomes residents and visitors – with the ultimate goal of giving the space a sense that they’ve arrived at the “people’s house”. NAHF has commissioned Colorado sculptor Jodie Bliss to install a suspended sculpture in the main lobby of the new City Hall. This area will be at the core of the day-to-day services of the new City Hall – such as ballot drop-off, utility billing, building permits, and much more. The lobby is a large open area partially open to second level above and connected to Council Chambers, the two community rooms and the main offices for city staff and leadership. The estimated opening date of the new City Hall is summer 2024. The sculpture will be finished and installed before the opening.

The sculpture will include four native trees to Colorado that also represent the four seasons. The two dimensional trunks of the trees turn three-dimensional as they move up the walls to the ceiling. Branches, with organic spheres, then reach across the ceiling mixing tree types and seasons. The large-scale sculpture is made of steel and glass. Young visitors will be prompted to look up and see if they can find a small bird in each season!

A scale model of the sculpture is available for public viewing in the current Northglenn City Hall. 

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Lobby Sculpture Project


Time lapse video of “Illumination” installation

The design for the suspended atrium sculpture “Illumination” has been revealed. This one-of-a-kind public art piece will highlight the lobby of the Parsons Theatre, part of the new Northglenn Recreation Center, Senior Center and Theatre. Intricate pieces of colored and frosted metal and acrylics will make up the 600-pound piece. “I want to create a sense of celebration in the Parsons Theatre lobby. A celebration of life and of creativity. A blossoming of ideas,” said commissioned artist Mark Aeling of MGA Sculpture Studio. “Illumination” honors the Columbine, Colorado’s state flower, and achieves the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation’s (NAHF) goal of adding a powerful and memorable public art installation to the new facility. Patrons will be able to see it from outside the lobby’s glass entrance.

The sculpture was installed September of 2021 in time for our Grand Opening Celebration on October 9, 2021.

Read about the work on the MGA Sculpture Studio website.

RTD Light Rail Station


Interview with artists Jeff Best and Jerry Jaramillo

N-Line Horse Sculptures

Northglenn Thornton Sentinel

Northglenn turns to wired horses to decorate N-Line station – Murals, sculptures to go up in September before train’s debut

New artwork designed to decorate one of Metro Denver’s newest train stations will harken back to the early days of transportation.

“Horses have always been one of the original forms of transportation,” said Michael Stricker, cultural programs supervisor for the City of Northglenn and director for the Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation. “We are celebrating all of these forms of transportation throughout the ages, all of it anchored with the horse.”


Electrical Box Wraps

JUNE 2020 – The long-awaited transit station at 112th and York has a personalized touch.  Through an agreement between the City of Northglenn, the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation and RTD, Northglenn muralist Jerry Jaramillo’s work was installed on two large cabinets on the site.  Mr. Jaramillo created a series of painted murals that were digitized, printed and installed.  In addition to the murals, sculptor Jeff Best’s work will also be installed on the site.  Salvere, a scale creation of a draft horse from barbed wire, was the 2020 People’s Choice Art on Parade winner.  That piece, along with a new, commissioned sculpture depicting transportation throughout history, will also be installed at the RTD stop.  We are proud to showcase art at this station, helping create a unique identity that is illustrative of Northglenn.