Gateway

THE GATEWAY TO THE SOUTHWEST AND SO MUCH MORE!

This city of Pueblo project consists of three components. The first component is the pair of Gateway Monumental Sculptures representing Pueblo as the gateway to our nation's Southwest landscape, heritage, and culture. The sculptures are located in roundabouts on the Dillon Drive bridge over Interstate 25. Nearly 20 million vehicles will pass between this gateway annually.

The second component is our Gateway Participation Plan is hands-on learning. Children are having opportunities to create art, tour factories, enjoy cooperative learning assignments, write lyrics and record music, and express their feelings about their hometown with acting skits. 

The third component is the Gateway Replica Sculptures being constructed on the popular Historic Arkansas Riverwalk Project (HARP) in downtown Pueblo. These sculptures are pedestrian scale and help recognize the generous individuals, families, schools, non-profit organizations, and corporations that made the Gateway to the Southwest sculptures possible.

WHY GATEWAY TO THE SOUTHWEST SCULPTURES?

In 2014, a group of citizens saw the importance of helping citizens and travelers through the city recognize that Pueblo is a unique, creative, productive, and perfectly positioned entrance to America's Southwest. A committee was formed to move the concept forward and soon children to seniors were helping get funding and participating in the community participation programs.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE PROJECT?

The total project cost is over $937,000. The cost for the monumental sculptures is in the amount of $780,000. Funds in the amount of $32,000 have established the Gateway Participation Plan. The replica sculptures located at the Gateway Plaza of the Riverwalk will cost $125,000 to complete the project.

PROJECT BUDGET SUMMARY:

Project Component: Amount:Funds Raised: Remaining:
Monumental Sculptures$780,000$740,500$39,500
Public Participation Plan$32,000$32,000$0
Replica Sculptures at the Riverwalk$125,000$104,000$21,000
Total Project Costs:$937,000$876,500$60,500


WHAT IS THE TIMEFRAME FOR THE PROJECT?

  • Start Fundraising                                                                                December 2017
  • Design/Construction Documents                                                    COMPLETED
  • End Fund Raising                                                                                January 2022
  • Big Sculpture Installation (Phase 1 East)                                        COMPLETED, December 2019
  • Celebration at the Art Center                                                           May thru September 2021                                                         Williams Studio Legacy Exhibit
  • Replica Sculptures Installation                                                         August 2021
  • Big Sculpture Installation (Phase 2 West)                                       March 2022


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To donate, please send your check to : 

City of Pueblo, Memo: Gateway to the Southwest, PL1801

Address: 1 City Hall Place Pueblo, CO 81003

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