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

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Our Man-Made Waterways Performance 

Broomfield Auditorium
3 Community Park Road
Sunday, September 24,  2 p.m.
Free, Walk-ins 

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)

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Supporting Events

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.

Register today here: September 13 tour, September 20 tour, September 27 tour, October 4 tour, and October 11 tour

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.

Register today


LITVAKdance performance and workshop for the Senior Lakeshore Cafe lunch

Broomfield Community Center
280 Spader Way
Thursday, September 21, noon
Ages 55+

Reservations are required by 4 p.m. the business day before you wish to attend. You may make reservations at, 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


School performance

Friday, Sept 22


Broomfield Days

Saturday, Sept 23

Public Performance - "Our Manmade Waters"

Sunday, Sept 24

Broomfield Auditorium

Free performance

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.

This program is supported by the Arts History Cultural Council Arts in Public Places Program and through a partnership with
Denver Botanic Gardens

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Contact Us

  1. Megan Gilby    
    Arts and History Manager

    Arts & History Division
    3 Community Park Road
    Broomfield, CO 80020

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