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DenverPublicArt.org visitors can win a mini Blue Bear, private Public Art tour

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Aug 23 - Denver Public Art

With more than 400 pieces in the Denver Public Art collection and 350 Urban Arts Fund murals, DenverPublicArt.org visitors are sure to find new pieces and hidden gems, as well learn more about the artwork they see every day. Points will be tallied on the DenverPublicArt.org website from Sept. 1-30, and three winners will be selected.

Arts & Venues Announces 2019 Urban Arts Fund Grantees

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Jun 24 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Urban Arts Fund (UAF) Grants as well as the third year of Urban Arts Fund: Engage.

UAF projects continue to grow in 2019 with more murals and more funding than in previous years, with at least 26 murals planned and more than $100,000 in funding. 

Denver Public Art calls for qualified artists for a new project at National Western Center

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Jun 20 - Denver Public Art

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to work with the National Western Center (NWC) Campus Plaza design team to explore public art opportunities in the NWC Main Campus Plaza. The selected artist or artist team will collaborate with the National Western Center design team and Denver Public Art Program staff and help finalize designs for the plaza and create public artwork(s) for the site.

Denver Public Art Summer Tours Return

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May 3 - Denver Public Art

Denver Public Art tours return for summer 2019 with more tours offered than ever before – all of which are free.

Navigated on foot or by bike, Denver Public Art tours allow attendees to fully immerse themselves in the city’s Public Art collection as they learn more about how the city commissions new pieces, the history of the program and the stories behind the artworks. Tours are led by Public Art Docents and Public Art Administrators and happen throughout Denver’s many neighborhoods.

Denver Public Art calls for qualified Colorado artists for new projects at Denver Public Library - Hadley Branch, High Line Canal, Emergency Homeless Shelter

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Mar 21 - Denver Public Art

The City and County of Denver is pleased to announce calls for qualifications for three new Denver Public Art commissions.

Denver Arts & Venues announces DenverPublicArt.org contest

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Mar 1 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce a contest to celebrate the interactive components of DenverPublicArt.org.

Points will be tallied on the DenverPublicArt.org webapp from March 1-31, and three winners will be selected.

Denver Arts & Venues seeks qualifications for two new Denver Public Art commissions

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Feb 22 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce calls for qualifications for two new Denver Public Art commissions.

Denver Public Art calls for qualified artists for new project at Westwood Park

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Aug 28 - Denver Public Art

Denver's Public Art Program, now in its 30th year, seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art for Westwood Park. 

Denver Arts & Venues calls for local artists to participate in Art Drop Day Denver

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Aug 22 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues calls for local artists to delight and surprise Denver residents, and create positive connections through art by committing to participate in World Art Drop Day Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.