Art in Public Places Calls for Entry — CALLS NOW OPEN!!

Rialto Theater Hallway/Pass-Through:

The City of Loveland Art in Public Places is accepting Requests for Qualifications for distinctive artwork for the Rialto Theater alleyway entrance into the pass-through hallways leading from Backstage Alley to Fourth Street in downtown Loveland’s Creative District.  Creative wayfinding is desired to assist passersby in identifying the pass-through and navigating these hallways.  This project is open to any professional Colorado artist (or artist team) with demonstrated experience in public installations. Applications accepted through the CAFE website: ( Apply here Deadline:   Monday, August 31, 2020, 11:59pm.

Loveland Art in Public Places Community Art Grants:

In direct response to the Covid pandemic, Loveland Art in Public Places is offering art grants to artists and arts organizations wishing to produce works of art within the Loveland community. This grant program provides financial support to projects using the arts as their primary means of expression. Diversity of media and creative artistic expression is encouraged. Funds must be used for specific projects that are on display or leave evidence of the “happening” for a minimum of 30 days. (Please note that the term “Project” refers to performance-based events (honoring social distancing), community and individual art projects, exhibits, etc.) Click here to learn  more or to apply.
Deadline:  Tuesday, September 1, 2020

AIPP Direct Purchases 2020:

Loveland Art in Public Places seeks artist submissions for artwork to be placed in City buildings.  From this Call for Entry the Visual Arts Commission intends to make direct purchases of multiple artworks.   Installation sites may include buildings such as the Chilson Recreation & Senior Center, the Library, the Development Center and City Hall.  This Artist Call for Entry is open to Loveland residents and gallery owners. This project is open to all Loveland artists of two-dimensional media and business owners.  Artists must complete the requirements listed in the Artist Submission Form.  Click here to learn more or apply.
Deadline: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 5pm.


Additional Public Art Calls for Entry

Loveland Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt

The Loveland Downtown Partnership, Visit Loveland, and Centerra are seeking local creators to help create and install life size artistic scarecrows throughout Loveland to help lead residents and guests on a fun scavenger hunt during the month of October. Deadline for application is September 10, 2020. Click here to apply.


Coming Soon

The following projects are expected to be released on the CAFE website ( in late 2020

Pulliam Community Building, Main Entry Stairwell:  (Release date is likely fall 2020)  The City of Loveland Art in Public Places is accepting Requests for Qualifications for decorative exterior entryway artwork and handrails to be installed at the Pulliam Community Building located at 545 N. Cleveland Avenue in downtown Loveland.  This project is focused upon the main entrance stairwell for this historic WPA-era building, which consists of two landings and 7 steps, and handrails.  The front surface of the stair treads are regarded an excellent opportunity for artistic expression and a means of drawing the attention of passersby.  Once finalized, all applications will be available soon through the CAFE website (  Project budget: 70,000.
Timeline for release:  Late fall 2020/early spring 2021