Summit County Art Forum

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Routine services are being provided on a very minimal basis. We are requesting that persons needing access to those functions first try to conduct their business over the phone, or via the Summit County website.

The Summit County Art Forum coordinates the display of public art for Summit County government. The committee also showcases the work of local artists in the Art Forum display space in the Summit County Commons building, featuring three exhibits per year.

Art Forum Display Space

The Art Forum display space is located in the upper level of the County Commons building, 0037 Peak One Dr., Frisco. The space rotates its exhibit three times each year. Each exhibit is based on a particular theme, and the Art Forum committee selects works that interpret the theme in a variety of ways.

The Summit County Commons is open to the public Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

The theme of the current exhibit is “SPACE," which will be on display through January 2020.

Submitting Art for Display

The Art Forum strives to display the work of artists who reside in Summit County, on at least a part-time basis. To submit art for the committee’s consideration, send an email to Art Forum Program Assistant Karen LeCocq. Please include photos of two or three samples of your work that fit within the upcoming exhibit theme.

Summit County Public Art

Summit County owns more than 20 works of art that are on display inside County buildings and in outdoor public spaces. View a selection of our publicly owned works of art (pdf), including their locations and the artists who created them.

Art Forum Supporters

The work of the Art Forum would not be possible without the generous support of many individuals and organizations. The Art Forum thanks the following:

Art Forum Members and Volunteers

The members of the Art Forum include artists and art-lovers who volunteer their time to help coordinate the display of public art in Summit County. Current members of the committee include:
  • Elisabeth Lawrence, County Commissioner
  • Jamie Callahan
  • Josh Blanchard
  • Simone Belz
  • Bruce Spinney
  • Margie Sinton
To inquire about vacancies on the Art Forum, or other volunteer opportunities, email Art Forum Program Assistant Karen LeCocq.

Call for Art:  "Healing"

What is your interpretation of Healing?  Has art helped heal you, your community?The Summit County Summit show is accepting Applications being accepted until TBD 2020.


Current Exhibit: "Breathe"

The Summit County Art Forum's current exhibit is "Breathe." Come see how local artists interpret this theme and how it relates to the Summit County experience.


Three dimensional abstract art
Canyon landscape painting
Watercolor painting
Photo of an abstract painting of the horizon on the ocean.