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Basalt Public Arts Commission

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The Basalt Public Arts Commission has been assisting artists financially throughout the pandemic. Now, the organization is providing a creative outlet for local artists, too.


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The Basalt Public Arts Commission has handed out grants to fund two new projects in 2020.

The commission granted $15,000 to the Art Base for a new event called "Art in the Park."

Basalt Public Arts Commission

The Basalt committee that oversees the town’s public art wants more funding next year for a program that encourages local artists and organizations to create art and events for the community.


The Basalt Public Arts Commission, or BPAC, met with town council earlier this week to discuss its preliminary 2020 budget, which includes anywhere from $55,000 to $75,000 to fund the grant program.  In 2019, the new program had $40,000 to allocate for projects.

The Basalt Public Arts Commission, or BPAC, has awarded its first two grants in a new program that doles out money to support public art.

The Arts Campus At Willits, or TACAW, is one of the first beneficiaries of BPAC’s new grant program.  The arts organization requested $15,000 for a new event in October called Pumpkin Jazz, which will bring jazz musicians to perform in various places around Basalt.  


The Basalt Public Arts Commission (BPAC) wants to distribute $40,000 to artists through a new grant program.

BPAC is responsible for Motio 2.0, the large, colorful metal sculptures installed around town.

The arts commission wants to see more public art and worked with the Basalt Town Council earlier this year to create the grant program.  



Curated - May 29

May 29, 2017

This week on Curated, a sculpture was installed in Carbondale’s roundabout. The artist looks back and gives insight into the process for other sculptors. Plus, Basalt unveils a new series of temporary public art installations as a symbol of unity to the community.

Big news on the status of Willits Center for the Arts came out of a town council meeting. Plus, a new series of public art installations has people wondering: Is Basalt becoming the valley’s new mecca for the arts?