Lyons Colorado Community Art in Action


Last Days Before Clarifier Dedication


Hi, This is the last week before we have a ceremony at the site and thank all the people who worked on it and who helped in any way. It has been a wonderful and challenging 10 years and we want the awesome sense of collaboration to continue. It is not without difficulty that people work on projects together. In this case the perseverance has worked. We have a cool thing in our town. (more…)


MOSAIC, Clarifier Dedication & Sounds of Lyons – Celebrating Lyons III

Saturday, September 12, 2015 Come celebrate with us!

Wonderful article by the Redstone Review. 


Finishing Touches


We are almost there! With the help of a core group of participants we are putting the finishing touches on the Clarifier. We still have several square feet to cover and a lot of grouting to do before the DEDICATION CEREMONY, September 12, 2015. We will be working on the project Sundays between now and then and we would love your participation. Come by between 9 – 12 on Sunday mornings to help grout, clean up the site and scrub the mosaic to get it ready for the world debut! (more…)

Clarifier Season Begins Again, Sunday, May 31.

Beginning on Sunday, May 31, We will be hosting Work Events at the Clarifier Project. Each Sunday we will be working from 10 am – 1 pm. Bring water, a sun hat and a some fun to the garden of community art. (more…)

Clarifier Season End 2014

Thank you to all who made this season the best ever for the Clarifier Project. We were able to accomplish much and it tipped us over the edge into the “home stretch.”  In 2015 we must finish the rim along the north side, “night sky,” tile the underside of the rim with mirror, clean the project and last but certainly not least, finish the path, landscaping and signage. (more…)

Summer of 2014

It has been a satisfying summer at the Clarifier Project. After the events of last fall we decided early this summer to cut back our work days to one per week. In those 24 Sundays we were able to get a lot done. Most of the work happened on the East, South and West sides of the structure as the North side has too little even ground for ladders and scaffold. (more…)

Back to Work on the Clarifier

Back to work after the flood. This season, 2014, we started a little later than usual, but start we did. We are there every Sunday, 10 – 1. The ground is uneven and rocky since the flood, so extra care is needed while working. (more…)

The Flood and the Clarifier Project

Happy New Year. I welcome a new year like never before. 2014 is the year of rebuilding, of recreating,or perhaps the word is, “reassembling” the community. Though some of us are displaced and working steadily to put our lives back, the Clarifier Project is firm and virtually untouched by the devastating flood that came through Lyons, Colorado on September, 13, 14 and 15, 2013. (more…)

Little Creatures and Stones

The Project Progresses.

We have had a full summer with lots of participation and some milestones passed. We still have much to do and hope to get more participants!!!  We can get it done this year!! If we find our community participation stride. Come by on Wednesdays between 5 and 7 and on Sundays between 10 and noon. (more…)

July 17, 2013

This was a particularly good day at the Clarifier Project. Several stalwart participants showed up in the hot sun. We put up the tent and it made working much more comfortable, (that, and the plunge in the river). We are now focusing on the “sky” sections of the project. In contrast to the chipper intensity of the mosaic we are loading up the sky with unbroken tile set on a grid, of sorts. It is a good effect. (more…)

Community Work Events 2 days a week!!

The community, far and wide, is invited to participate in this monumental collaboration. Anytime during our work events participate by either putting one tile on the project or stay for 2 hours and get dirty: mix grout, mix thinset, mosaic and tile, haul water from the river and help clean up. Your participation brings the project to life!!

Sundays:  10 am – Noon

Wednesdays:  5 pm – 7 pm

Come by and visit!!

Lyons Art Walk This Weekend

Clarifier Work Day:  Sunday, June 9, 10am -3pm.

Come work and be a part of the Art!!!

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Lyons Art Walk — Clarifier Work Day, Sunday, June 9, 10 – 3

Come visit and work on the Clarifier Project

Sunday June 9, 10 – 3

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YouTube Video Visit

Clarifier on May 18, 2013

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Work Events Start May 15, 2013

We start back up again, mosaic-ing, grouting and tiling on May 15. Work sessions
commence, beginning on the 15, Wednesdays, 4 – 6pm and Sundays 10 – 12.
See you there, Tell your friends. (Like us on Facebook.) Spread the word. We want you to come and participate!!

Spring is around the Corner…








12-11-12 See you in 2013! Happy New!










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The Lyons Community Foundation makes life in Lyons so much sweeter.


Thank you, thank you for your support.

Workdays, Sunday October 21 and Wednesday October 24!!

Sunday, October 21, 10am – 1pm

Wednesday, October 24, 4pm – 6pm

We need your help to get the clarifier project ready for a winter’s rest.

Grouting, Mosaic -making and finishing the path.

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Sunday, October 14: E x t e n d e d Hours!!! 10 – 3 pm

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It is Grouting Season at the Clarifier Project! Come on sunday and participate in community art in the making and learn how easy and fun a large scale mosaic can be!!!
Tasks include: Grouting, mosaic work, landscaping, and clean – up!! see you there. Tell your friends!!

October is Grouting season at the Clarifier!!

Wednesday, June 27 and Sunday July 1, Photos!!!

Recent Activity at the Clarifier

Video Link to Walk About 

Video Link to Mosaic Detail

2012 Summer Work Days: Wednesday Afternoons and Sunday Mornings


We will be working at the Clarifier on Wednesday afternoons from 4 – 6pm in May and in June we will shift the time to 5 – 7pm. We are also there on Sunday Mornings from 10am – 12pm.

Tasks include:

Organizing Tile by color size.

Breaking up rocks and tiles into usable sizes.

Preparing surface for application

Fetching water

Mixing Thinset mortar

Putting up mosaics,

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We also ask for these tasks to be done: someone to haul un-usable tile to the building material recycler, someone to give the grounds a good shave, (mow), weed barrier and more.

There are soooo many ways to get involved. Come by and visit and join in!!

Remember to dress prepared for the weather conditions and bring some water to drink!!