The City of Arvada owns hundreds of pieces of art. One of the main responsibilities of the Arvada Arts and Culture Commission is to catalog and maintain these pieces so that they may be enjoyed long into the future. The Commission will also be exploring ways to expand the City's collection of public art.
Spotlight on Public Art
As part of the City of Arvada’s ongoing commitment to support and promote public art, the Arvada City Council approved the purchase of a major piece of sculpture at it’s Feb. 3 meeting. The sculpture, entitled “Point Gate,” is the work of Jodie Roth Cooper, a Denver-area sculptor who has been recognized for his engaging sculpture and installation art. The Arvada Arts and Culture Commission recommended “Point Gate” for purchase after its positive reception as part of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities’ 2019 exhibition Colorado Abstract +10.
The piece is created from corten steel, known for its durability and ability to weather over time. The artist encourages park visitors to engage with the sculpture, and walk through its gateway-like structure. The City team expects the installation of “Point Gate” will be completed this Spring.