The City of Grand Junction is holding a public meeting on November 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Broadway Elementary School cafeteria, 2248 Broadway. This meeting will discuss artistic concepts for the Redlands Parkway Roundabout.
It was determined by the National Transportation and Safety Board that the intersection of Hwy340 and Redlands Parkway was a dangerous intersection. Colorado Department of Transportation was given funding by the NTSB to build a roundabout at that location. The funding was for the construction of the roundabout only. The City of Grand Junction is interested in beautifying this roundabout and is looking to the public for input.
The purpose of this meeting is to gather feedback from the community about which direction the majority is interested in pursuing for public art. The City of Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture has vetted nine categories of art that will be up for discussion. These categories include: Kinetic Sculptures, Historical Representations, Abstract Art, Local Animals, Community, Local Landscape, Outdoor Recreation, Local Flora, and Other. If the community has other ideas they’d like to put forth, they will be welcomed at this meeting.
Once a category has been chosen, concepts will be explored by the Art Commission. Funding options for this project have not yet been determined, and may include but are not limited to a fundraising endeavor.
The City of Grand Junction and the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture are dedicated to maintaining and improving public art in our community. “We are looking forward to the public process to help us define what the community would like to see in this highly visible location,” said Lorie Gregor, Staff Liaison to the Art Commission.
We encourage the community to come out, make your voices heard, and participate in the initial phase of this project.