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Call to Artists!

Bloomin' Arts, a Boulder based non-profit, hosts a summertime exhibition to celebrate the collaboration of urban gardening with original art. This past summer, our debut event took simplified form placing 14 designed planters at 29th Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado. Next summer 2014 we will aim to place up to 30 planters around 29th Street Mall and additional sites in Boulder.

Call Type: Juried Exhibition, Public Art

Event Name: Bloomin' Arts

Submissions Guidelines:

  1. Conceptual Statement
  2. Rendering of Conceptual Design Scheme
  3. Organic Design:
    At minimum, we request each artist/designer provide a sketch of the proposed plantings with species, organic color & texture illustrated.
    Planter Design:
    Provide sketch of rendered planter indicating materials (list or keyed)
    Provided planter is 24" x 24" x 40" tall
    must design all four (4) sides.
    Deadline for completed renderings:
    On ABOUT page go down and click on Naked Pots, to see photo of whole Naked Planter.
    February 28, 2014.
    Each artists stipend and unfinished pot will be available first week in March.

Brief artist/designer(s) bio/qualifications:

Original art only. Open to all media. All materials must be able to endure elements of weather during our Colorado summer. Public safety must be considered! No sharp materials, glass shards, or protruding and/or active elements which may be considered unsafe as all works of art will be placed in a public locations.

Art will be juried by digital images.

Submissions are to be submitted in PDF format to Bloomin' Arts via email for review:

Up to 30 selections will be awarded a stipend of 250.00 & be provided a planter.

Additional questions please inquire via or phone (303) 444-2196

Dates for Bloomin' Arts, Boulder, 2014:

Rendering Deadline:


End of February, 2014

Selections Announced:


End of February, 2014

Planters to Artists:


March 1-6, 2014

Locations Map Published:


April 1, 2014

Installation Period:


May 22-23, 2014



September 19-20

Bloomin' Arts displays on 29th Street Mall
Bloomin Arts Locations:
Twenty Ninth Street Mall
More coming soon!

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