Residences in Artistry
The Residences in Artistry program aims to create space for exploration, taking creative risks and celebrating imagination by offering opportunities for regional, national and international artists to collaborate and build programming that is inclusive, accessible and uplifts stories from diverse cultures.
Guest Artists in Residence
With so much creative talent and so many stories to tell, the Guest Artist in Residence (GAIR) program brings artists and creators to Broomfield from beyond state lines. Celebrating and elevating diverse stories, these national and international artists bring culture, perspective and awareness to Broomfield schools, organizations and communities through their dynamic work.
This program works in tandem with the Creative Network.
Upcoming / Current Artists in Residence
Our Man-Made Waterways Performance
3 Community Park Road
Sunday, September 24, 2 p.m.
Have you ever thought about waterways? How does water make its way from the sky and mountains to your home? What is the relationship between the natural landscape and building community for a growing population?
Join LITVAKdance and special guest dance company, Wild Heart Dance on a journey through Broomfield’s waterways. Experience waterways through movement and imagine yourself as a waterway at this dynamic event that includes newly commissioned dance, film, music scores and artwork made just for Broomfield.
Want to know more about waterways? Before the performance, schedule a tour of Broomfield’s newest Water Treatment plant and see how the dedicated staff provide safe, clean water to our community.
This program is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the Arts Projects grant program, the Rose Community Foundation and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)
Broomfield Water Treatment Facilities Tours
4395 W 144th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80023
Wednesdays, multiple dates available, 10 a.m.
Free, Registration required
Have you ever wondered where Broomfield gets its water from? Do you know how many millions of gallons of water cycle through Broomfield's water treatment plant in a day? Find the answer to these questions while you explore Broomfield's water treatment process at one of Broomfield's most state-of-the-art facilities, the Water Treatment Facility (4395 W 144th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80023). This tour is free to the public but registration is required. There will be five tours available, Wednesday, September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, and October 11. Get a rare behind-the-scenes look at the amazing water treatment plant and see how the dedicated staff provide safe, clean water to our community!
Please be aware that the tours will require climbing up and down steep stairs, closed-toe shoes are highly recommended. Tours are approximately an hour and a half to tour the entire facility.
Two Ponds and a Reservoir Open Space and Trails Tour
Meet at the Broomfield Community Center
Thursday, September 14, 9 a.m.
Free, registration required
We pass them daily and rarely give them much thought, but ponds and agricultural ditches are crucial parts of Broomfield’s water system. Explore the fascinating history of water in Broomfield with the City and County of Broomfield's Open Space and Trails team! Take a tour around City Park Pond, the Brunner Reservoir, and Harry Brown agricultural ditch and learn about the history of Broomfield's water resources. Meet at the entry to the Broomfield Community Center, 280 Spader Way.
LITVAKdance performance and workshop for the Senior Lakeshore Cafe lunch
Broomfield Community Center
280 Spader Way
Thursday, September 21, noon
Reservations are required by 4 p.m. the business day before you wish to attend. You may make reservations at B-REx.com, or by calling
303-464-5500, #9. Payment is required when you register
Come enjoy a short workshop and preview performance from LITVAKDance as they perform for the seniors at the Senior Lakeshore Cafe lunch.
Resident - age 60 and over $4.50
Non-Resident - age 60 and over $4.50
Resident/Non-Resident under 60 $5.00
For more information about the Senior Lakeshore Cafe lunch visit the senior services website.
Two Ponds and a Reservoir Open Space and Trails Waterways Tour
Thursday, Sept. 14
Explore the fascinating history of water in Broomfield by walking City Park Pond, the Brunner reservoir, and Harry Brown agricultural ditch as part of a historic and contemporary tour of our local water resources.
Senior Lunch-in Workshop
Thursday, Sept 21
Friday, Sept 22
Saturday, Sept 23
Public Performance - "Our Manmade Waters"
Sunday, Sept 24
Previous Artist in Residency
In partnership with the Broomfield Library, Arts, History and Cultural Council and Denver Botanic Gardens, Creative Broomfield brought in Broomfield's first Art in Public Places Artist in Residency. The Alebrijes Iluminados exhibit displayed three magnificent Alebrijes puppets from Mexico for members of the community to enjoy at the Broomfield Library.
To kick off the month-long exhibit, there were two workshops at Broomfield schools and a public workshop at the Broomfield Library Eisenhower room on Saturday, March 4, 2023. Children and adults got the opportunity to hear from the Alebrije artists and create their own mini versions of the Alebrijes.
On Sunday, March 5, 2023, the illuminated puppet pieces came alive as the puppets were showcased for a free dance performance to start the One Book Jr event at the Broomfield Auditorium.
The project was intended to highlight the beauty and fantasy of the Alebrijes, as well as celebrate Hispanic Culture. The Alebrije is one of the many manifestations of popular Mexican art. Alebrijes are fantastical figures that are a hybrid of various animals, whether real or imaginary and are characterized by their vibrant colors and elaborate details. Alebrijes Iluminados are inspired by the traditional cardboard Alebrije and are a modern way of presenting them, constructed from recycled materials, decorated in brilliant colors, and illuminated from within by LED lights. These sculptures were made by Mexican artists Rubén Mica and Óscar Becerra.
Quarteto Nuevo - May 2022
The 2022 Guest Residence in Artistry group was Quarteto Nuevo. Quarteto Nuevo is a jazz ensemble that melds the music of ancient worlds and faraway places with a contemporary groove that enchants audiences of all ages!
Quarteto Nuevo started their Residence in Artistry by working with music students from Academy of Charter School and Intermezzo Broomfield Youth Symphony. Students were taught tips and techniques to improve their musical skills and worked interactively with the band to learn pieces that they would perform alongside Quarteto Nuevo during their public concert at the Broomfield Auditorium.
Quarteto Nuevo also recorded a music video at various Broomfield locations of their rendition of “Blue Columbines”, a music piece written in Broomfield and found in the Broomfield History Collections. Blue Columbines was written by Mary Lake Ross in 1939.
On their third and final day, Quarteto Nuevo performed for seniors at the Broomfield Community Center Senior Services Luncheon and wrapped up their residence in artistry with a concert performance at the Broomfield Auditorium. They performed with students from both Academy of Charter School and Intermezzo Academy of Music.
Jarabe Mexicano - November 2021
Creative Broomfield launched the Residence in Artistry program in November 2021. Jarabe Mexicano was Broomfield's first Residence in Artistry. As a part of the Residence in Artistry program, Jarabe Mexicano performed multiple mini-concerts and music workshops for students at Centennial Elementary, Westlake Middle school, The Salvation Army After School program, Front Range Community College music students, and seniors at the Broomfield Community Center.
Jarabe Mexicano brings their audience on a joyride through a versatile songbook of Mexican Folk as well as Rock & Roll, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, and Reggae-Cumbia with the eclectic border spirit of Jarabe Mexicano.
Performing on stringed folk instruments accompanied by lively percussion, Jarabe’s dramatic, harmonized vocals in Spanish and English have gained them the admiration of audiences across the country.