Community Development - Economic Opportunity Division

Project #0191

Common Threads

Median along Highway 550/160 (37°16'09.3"N 107°53'05.3"W) OR City property north of Santa Rita Wastewater Treatment Facility (37°15'51.5"N 107°52'49.5"W)

Project Information/Description

Installation of the Common Threads art project in the median along 550/160.

Project Details

Common Threads is a public art project consisting of 20 laser cut steel panels designed to adorn the median of Hwy 160 /550 in Durango, Colorado. The lead artists mixed subjects and ideas, donated by the community, into patterns and images that speak symbolically of our love of Durango. These patterns and images were laser cut from steel. Bryce Pettit and Allison Leigh Smith led this project conducting workshops, classroom outreach, public meet-ups, and online surveys. Over 400 residents, 6 schools, 7 interns, and six professional home-town artists contributed.

Prioritization Criteria

Project by Fund

Project Timeline

Estimated Completion: October 2023

Funding Strategy