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Denver Public Art calls for qualified Colorado artists for new projects at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Cranmer Park


May 3 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program, now in its 30th year, has released two new requests for qualifications (RFQs) for artists who wish to work on public art project(s) at Denver Museum of Nature and Science and/or Cranmer Park.

Denver Arts & Venues Invites Denver Residents to Share Their Selfies to Celebrate 30 Years of Denver Public Art


Feb 16 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues invites Denverites to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Denver Public Art, a program which sets aside 1% of every municipal capital improvement project over $1M for the creation of public art.

Denver Public Art dedication: “Ascent” at City and County of Denver Building; Chime On, Denver! Celebration


Aug 22 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues Public Art program, in conjunction with artist Kevin T. Padworski and Denver Deputy Mayor Happy Haynes, will unveil “Ascent,” a new musical composition commissioned for the 10-bell chime of the City and County Building. 

Denver Public Art Summer Tours Return, Expands to DEN


May 22 - Denver Public Art

Denver Public Art tours return for the 2017 summer with new sites, additional architectural focuses, and more tours offered than ever before. New tour sites include Union Station, Denver International Airport (DEN), and the Denver Public Library/Denver Art Museum campus.

The Front Range's most important cultural moments of 2015 - Denver Post


Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

Denver Post Fine Arts CriticTopping the year's list of key moments: A deal at DAM, a new library in West Denver and a bet on the future of the Stock Show... The number of murals exploded in Denver this year, and so did the quality of work, transforming neighborhoods and improving the urban journey for those of us who travel by them every day.

American art essay: People in Colorado love to argue about art - Denver Post


Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

The best thing about living in the West is that people still argue about art... They've enjoyed every minute of the public battle over the blue "Mustang" sculpture at DIA.

ArtScene - Denver 8 TV


Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

On this month’s ArtScene, we are joined by the incredible dance company, Wonderbound, plus Art Students League of Denver instructor Tom Mazzullo. We’ll also look at some non-traditional public art with The Bridge Project.

El Viaje/The Journey - Denver Post

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Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

Carlos Castaneda stands during a mural dedication at La Raza Park on Sunday, June 20, 2016. The Denver Arts and Venue' public art program in conjunction with Grupo Tlaloc Danza Azteca dedicated a mural titled "El Viaje/The Journey" by artist David Ocelotl.

How can public art be preserved and shared? - Christian Science Monitor

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Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

Artists, curators, and custodians of public art around the world are tackling the challenge of ensuring the names and stories behind the work are preserved and shared... 

Why the latest graffiti on the Cherry Creek trail made me mad - 9News

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Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

Madeline & The Marbleous Bench People - Denver7


Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

Colorado sculptor Madeline Wiener is about to unveil her latest incarnation of Bench People at the Denver Botanic Gardens. "Flower Girl" was crafted from a 26,000-lb. block of Yule marble & will open in the Sensory Garden October 1.

Rhapsody in Blucifer - Confluence Denver

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Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

Both loved and reviled, Mustang (a.k.a. "Blucifer") was a source of controversy, even before the statue's installation outside at Denver International Airport. Confluence Denver takes a closer look at Luis Jiménez's final work of art -- which led directly to his death.

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Arts & Venues screening two film firsts on International Holocaust Remembrance Day


Jan 13 - Denver Public Art

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Denver Arts & Venues’ Public Art Program, in partnership with Mizel Museum, will screen two short films on the making of Denver’s first original, public and site-specific dance performance at Babi Yar Park, “White Mirror.” The films screened will include  “Second Look” by independent filmmaker

“White Mirror” commissioning a first for Denver’s Public Art Program


Sep 10 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues’ Public Art Program is pleased to announce the commission of “White Mirror” an original site-specific public dance performance for Babi Yar Park, by internationally renowned choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl of Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet. “White Mirror” will be performed by Lemon Sponge Cake dancers and collaborator,