Cottonwood Bench Public Art Project

La Veta places a strong value on the sense of community, of honoring its citizens and of preserving thenatural environment for the benefit of all.

When a century old cottonwood tree in our town was cut down for street improvements, the Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) received permission to appropriate it for artistic use. The base of the tree will be transformed into a bench, with a stylized bird of prey on the hunt.

From start to finish this project will be of, for and by the public. The La Veta School of the Arts (LVSA) and SPACe are collaborating to make this a reality, with the carving being done in the courtyard of LVSA.

How you can help: Buy a brick

The tree project brings an interaction among the current population and the trees of the past, building community through art. The bricks will be laid around the bench when it is moved to its permanent location, creating a terrace recognizing those who made the project possible.

Donation levels:

  • Silver level – $50
    4×8 Brick – 3 lines of 18 character personalization (includes spaces and punctuation)
  • Gold level – $100
    8×8 Brick – 6 lines of 18 character personalization (includes spaces and punctuation)

To order:
You can place your order via PayPal from the LVSA web site. Choose your donation level and press the “Buy Now” button. You will be sent to PayPal to complete your order (under the “comments” section, type the message you want to appear on your brick). A representative from SPACe or LVSA will contact you to confirm the order.

Donation Levels