Opena calls for Entry and Galleries in Thornton

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Submission Process: 

Please read all open calls carefully and ensure that all required materials are submitted. Incomplete proposals will not be considered for review.   

 All submitted work will be reviewed and juried by the TASCHO Public Art Subcommittee. All final decisions will be posted on our Events Page. Please remember to visit our website for a list of chosen designs. 


Paid Public Art Calls: 

2019 "Outside the Box: Traffic Box Mural Project

Deadline: 2019 submissions closed. Please check back in October for the 2020 submission guidelines. 

  • The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) seeks to commission multiple artists/teams to aesthetically transform traffic utility boxes from functional infrastructure to colorful and dynamic works of art. Thirty designs will be selected by TASHCO Public Art Subcommittee members to be printed on high-quality vinyl wraps which will be professionally installed at various locations throughout the city of Thornton. Click on the link to download a submission packet!

Storm Drain Mural Project

Deadline: 2019 Submissions closed. Please check back in Janurary for the 2020 submission guidelines.  

  • The city of Thornton Arts & Culture Division, in collaboration with the Engineering Services Division and the Thornton Arts, Sciences & Humanities Council (TASHCO), are seeking artists to express themselves with semi-permanent public art in the form of smallscale, outdoor storm drain murals. Artists are encouraged to aesthetically transform storm drains from functional infrastructure to engaging works of art that draw attention to waterquality protection and the positive impact Thornton residents can have on their environment.

Volunteer Artist Calls:

Thornton Underpass Mural Project                    Deadline: TBD      
  • Information coming soon!

Arts Thornton is looking to work with contracted instructors interested in teaching classes/workshops in all creative genres inlcuding, visual art, performance, theater, and music.

Please click on the link below to complete a class proposal form and submit all requested materials. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.  For additional information, please read our FAQs

All classes take place at the Thornton Arts & Culture Center at 9209 Dorothy Boulevard.

If you would like to register for classes, please visit to enroll. 


Deadline for 2020 Winter/Spring class proposals: August 10, 2019.

Proposed classes rill be scheduled  Janurary - April, 2020. 

Community Galleries in Thornton

Thornton Arts & Culture oversees three community gallery spaces that help promote local Thornton artists. All spaces are open to the public. Please see below for information.


9209 Dorothy Blvd.

Thornton, CO 80229


9471 Dorothy Blvd.

Thornton, CO 80229 

Open Mon-Fri, 9a.m.-5p.m. 

Economic Development Community Gallery Space 

9500 Civic Center Drive

Thornton, CO 80229

Open Mon-Fri, 9a.m.-5p.m.