Creating connection in a disconnected world.
Inspiring people to care for the planet.

Our mission is more important now than ever.
And so is your support.

The Arbor Institute is a creative non-profit for environmental awareness, combining the arts and ecology with contemplative practice. We produce and host exhibitions, events, and programs that connect us with each other, with the Earth, and with the interdependency of life. The Arbor Institute engages communities in conversations about the climate crisis and cultivates environmental justice and resiliency through the arts.

Creating connection in a disconnected world.
Inspiring people to care for the planet.

Our mission is more important now than ever.
And so is your support.

The Arbor Institute is a creative non-profit for environmental awareness, combining the arts and ecology with contemplative practice. We produce and host exhibitions, events, and programs that connect us with each other, with the Earth, and with the interdependency of life. The Arbor Institute engages communities in conversations about the climate crisis and cultivates environmental justice and resiliency through the arts.

Creating connection in a disconnected world.
Inspiring people to care for the planet.

The Arbor Institute is a creative non-profit for environmental awareness, combining the arts and ecology with contemplative practice. We produce and host exhibitions, events, and programs that connect us with each other, with the Earth, and with the interdependency of life. The Arbor Institute engages communities in conversations about the climate crisis and cultivates environmental justice and resiliency through the arts.

Our mission is more important now than ever. And so is your support.

ON VIEW

COMING SOON :
Middle Way Garden
An agroecology land arts project and sacred place for growing, connecting, and healing.

Happening Now

Happening Now

Arbor Institute gallery is open and our online and outdoor programs continue. Life and art always find a way.

Currently on view

Life in the Plasticene
works by Marcus Eriksen, Kelsi Nagy, Patrick Chandler, and David Oonk

On View : July 29 – Oct 17, 2021
in the Arbor Institute gallery

Scientists and artists throughout the world are increasingly called to explore how species on our planet are impacted by and adapting to the complexities of our fossil-fuel driven Plastic Era. Life in the Plasticene integrates art, ecological science and storytelling to explore the merging streams of life and plastic worldwide. 

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Love Letters to the Earth
featuring “Artist in the Garden

curated in partnership with Franklin Cruz

On View : Aug 5 – Oct 3, 2021
in the Boulder Public Library Canyon Gallery

As climate artists-in-residence with the Boulder Public Library, the Arbor Art Collective presents Love Letters to the Earth — a multi-media exhibition exploring our reciprocal relationship with the Earth with collaborations between Colorado artists and farmers who are creating food justice and climate-resilient food systems on the Front Range. 

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Events

Meditation with the Earth
Central Park | Fridays 12:00-12:45pm

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Community Programs

Community Programs

Pollinators Project

conversations with some of the most visionary, wise, and empathic people on the Front Range and beyond who are cultivating a more just, loving, and livable planet.

 > learn more


 

Middle Way Garden

a social permaculture project on Left Hand Creek, north of Boulder, CO

 > learn more


 

Community Meals

share stories, create connections and explore collaborations over food.

coming 2021


 

Biophilia

online journal and archive with original and curated articles, interviews, films, performances, and artworks interweaving art, ecology, and contemplative life.

> learn more


 

Middle Way Garden

a social permaculture project on Left Hand Creek, north of Boulder, CO

> learn more


 

Pollinators Project

conversations with some of the most visionary, wise, and empathic people on the Front Range and beyond who are cultivating a more just, loving, and livable planet.

> learn more


 

Biophilia

online journal and archive with original and curated articles, interviews, films, performances, and artworks interweaving of art, ecology, and contemplative practice.

> learn more


 

Community Meals

share stories, create connections and explore collaborations over food.

coming 2021


 

Middle Way Garden

a social permaculture project on Left Hand Creek, north of Boulder, CO

> learn more


 

Pollinators Project

conversations with some of the most visionary, wise, and empathic people on the Front Range and beyond who are cultivating a more just, loving, and livable planet.

> learn more


 

Biophilia

online journal and archive with original and curated articles, interviews, films, performances, and artworks interweaving art, ecology, and contemplative practice.

> learn more


 

Community Meals

share stories, create connections and explore collaborations over food.

coming 2021


 

Stories, News, and Opportunities

Stories, News, and Opportunities

BW photo | Miguel de Leon
all others | Arbor Institute
Arbor Artist Spotlight  |
Constance Harris

Constance is a NJ native who is currently pursuing her Masters in Dance at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her unique style is the result of over 20 years of experience in a variety of dance genres/experiences ranging from Modern, Middle Eastern forms, nightlife entertainment, improvisation, and styles based in Africanist aesthetics.

Constance’s choreographic work interrogates the grey area of preconceived notions and popular truths versus personal realities. She strives to marry her knowledge of how to make dances for the proscenium, her fascination with uncanny narratives, and a love for film to construct a collection of multimedia vignettes to be primarily presented in nightlife establishments and other alternative performance spaces.

Follow | @connie_love_art
Visit | danceconstancedance.com


 Constance performed at the Arbor Institute as part of the Interwoven exhibition’s Night of Open Grief on Sept. 19, 2020 and danced in vigil with the handwoven willow casket and community offerings on Sept. 25 as part of the Interwoven Community Vigil.

Constance is a New Jersey native, currently pursuing her Masters in Dance at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her unique style is the result of over 20 years of experience in a variety of dance genres/experiences ranging from Modern, Middle Eastern forms, nightlife entertainment, improvisation, and styles based in Africanist aesthetics.

Constance’s choreographic work interrogates the grey area of preconceived notions and popular truths versus personal realities. She strives to marry her knowledge of how to make dances for the proscenium, her fascination with uncanny narratives, and a love for film to construct a collection of multimedia vignettes to be primarily presented in nightlife establishments and other alternative performance spaces.

Follow | @connie_love_art
Visit | danceconstancedance.com


 Constance performed at the Arbor Institute as part of the Interwoven exhibition’s Night of Open Grief on Sept. 19, 2020 and danced in vigil with the handwoven willow casket and community offerings on Sept. 25 as part of the Interwoven Community Vigil.