The Flood Project


The Flood Project is a series of temporary public art projects commissioned by BMoCA and the City of Boulder as a catalyst for community healing after the 2013 Colorado Floods.

Launched in October 2013, The Flood Project will continue through 2014.

The selected artists and their projects are:
1. Rescued Memories by Viviane Le Courtois 
2. Still Waters Run Deep: Recipes, Stories, and Songs by the bARTer Collective and YouTunes
3. Nature:Nature by Berger & Föhr with Shark’s Ink.

Starting in October and continuing through December, the artists will invite community members to participate in the creation of their public works of art. On December 10, 2013, there will be a public opening reception at BMoCA. As the project is evolving and constantly growing, continue to visit this page for updates about events and programming associated with the project that will continue through November 2014.

FOTO FLOOD: Works by Boulder High School Students

In conjunction with The Flood Project, BMoCA is hosting an exhibition of works by Boulder High School (BHS) students created in response to the 2013 Colorado Floods. This temporary exhibition explores the effects of the flood through the eyes of the youth in our community. Following the floods, BHS photography teacher David Blessing gave his advanced photography students an assignment to take photos expressing their experiences of the floods. 25 creative writing students were then asked to write pieces about their experiences. The students also used inspiration gathered from images captured by their peers for the stories.

A selection of black and white photographs, Cyanotype prints, and creative stories by BHS students will be displayed during The Flood Project opening reception on December 10. The works will be on view at BMoCA until January 26.

Partnership between BMoCA & The City of Boulder

BMoCA and the City of Boulder have partnered in this special public arts project as a way to actively respond to the devastation of the 2013 Colorado Floods. As the Boulder community begins the long process of healing and rebuilding after the catastrophic floods, residents must turn to multiple sources for revitalization and strength. Art, creativity, and visual expression represent important avenues for community renewal, grieving, and healing.

BMoCA and the City of Boulder have identified the following goals for The Flood Project:

- Facilitate the community’s recovery from the 2013 Colorado Floods
- Thank the first responders, city agencies, volunteers, and residents who played a role during the response
- Honor those affected by the flood
- Commemorate the historical significance of the floods

The Flood Project in the news:

Boulder Channel 8


The Flood Project: Rising Above & Restoring Boulder Through Art is sponsored by:



Additional support provided by:

City of Boulder Arts and Cultural Services
City of Boulder Public Works
City of Boulder Downtown/University Hill/Parking Management
City of Boulder Human Relations Commission
City of Boulder Community Planning & Sustainability

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