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Denver Public Art Seeks Qualified Colorado Artists for Multiple Public Art Projects at Carpio-Sanguinette Park / Heron Pond

Jun 30 - Denver Public Art

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission one or more Colorado artists or artist teams to create original works of art for the Carpio-Sanguinette Park / Heron Pond. The total public art budget for the park is $250,000 USD, and the art selection panel would like to commission several works of art with individual budgets of between $50,000 and $125,000. Qualifications will be accepted through Monday, July 27, 11:59 p.m.

Denver Public Art Seeks Qualified Colorado Artist for High Line Canal Underpass Public Art Project

High Line Canal 300

May 19 - Denver Public Art

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission a Colorado artist or artist team working with sound and/or light for the High Line Canal Underpass at South Parker Road and East Mississippi Avenue in the Washington Virginia Vale Neighborhood. The budget for this commission is $50,000 and qualifications will be accepted through Monday, June 22, 11:59 p.m.

Denver Public Art Seeks Qualified Artists for National Western Center Commission

Mar 5 - Denver Public Art

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create a signature work of art for the future improved Riverfront Open Space along the South Platte River at the National Western Center (NWC) campus in Denver.

This project presents an opportunity to enhance the experience for visitors to the Riverfront Open Space. The selection panel seeks a sculptural or architecturally-integrated artwork that demonstrates an authentic connection between people and the South Platte River and tells the story of the area - historically, agriculturally, socially and ecologically.

Denver Arts & Venues Celebrates the Completion of Eight New Urban Arts Fund Projects

Dec 2 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the completion of six new Urban Arts Fund Murals in Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe and two on Cherry Creek Trail.

Denver Public Art Seeks Qualified Colorado Artists for Two Library Commissions

Oct 24 - Denver Public Art

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission a Colorado artist or artist team to create original works of art for Denver Public Library Byers Branch and Denver Public Library Smiley Branch.

Denver Public Art Seeks Qualified Artists for National Western Center Commission

Oct 4 - Denver Public Art

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create original works of art for the two South Platte River Bridges connecting the new National Western Center (NWC) campus and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods with the Globeville neighborhood.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.