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.  Artists will be contacted via email about all final decisions. 

Paid Public Art Calls: 

2020 Roundabout at 128th Avenue & Cook Circle 

Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 by 5 p.m.

  • ​The town of Eastlake was settled as a railway village about 100 years ago. Eastlake was incorporated into Thornton in 1990. In 2017 Council adopted a Subarea Plan for Eastlake. This Roundabout Project is a piece of the plan for Eastlake development. Please click here for more information about the Eastlake Subarea Plan. Submission will only be accepted on Click here for a direct link to the call.  

2020 RTD Signal and Communication House Vinyl Wrap Designs

Deadline: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by 5 p.m.

  • RTD, in collaboration with the city of Thornton, are seeking to commission artists working in digital media to aesthetically transform large signal houses, communication houses, and other RTD equipment cases from functional infrastructure to colorful and dynamic works of art. Art will be printed on high-quality vinyl wraps and installed on RTD structures. Each station site has several structures. Artists must submit designs for all designated structures at a station site. Artists may submit designs for one or more station sites. Please click here for the complete call for art. Email submissons to in the form of a PDF with the subject line RTD Art.

2020 Outside the Box Traffic Box Mural Project

Deadline: 2020 information COMING SOON!

  • The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) is seeking 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. These wraps will be professionally installed on traffic boxes at various locations throughout the city of Thornton. Click on the link to download a submission packet!

​2020 Storm Drain Mural Project

Deadline: 2020 submission guidelines coming soon.

  • 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.

Join a Public Art Committe

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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. 


Deadline for 2020 Winter/Spring class proposals: October 30, 2019.

Proposed classes will be scheduled  Janurary - April, 2020. 

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. 


The city of Thornton's, Arts and & Culture Division is scheduling 2020 exhibitions and looking for artists interested in showing their work. Art will bee exhibited in one of our three, commission-free gallery spaces. Click on the link to submit a proposal along with examples of your work. Proposals are open to all Colorado artists/artist groups, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability. Click the images  below or click here to submit a proposal. 


 The Arts & Culture Division oversees three community gallery spaces that help promote local artists. All spaces are open to the public. 

9209 Dorothy Blvd.

Thornton, CO 80229

Open, Mon - Fri, 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.


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.