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Denver Arts & Venues Requests Qualifications for Three New Denver Public Art Projects 

Jun 14 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is now accepting qualifications for three new Denver Public Art projects: Bible Park Playground ($20,000), Larimer Bridge – Connecting Auraria ($55,000) and Wastewater Management Building ($55,000). 

Denver Arts & Venues Announces Denver Public Art Summer Tours

May 19 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is excited to announce our Denver Public Art summer tours, bringing back favorites and expanding the series to include several new tours. 

Denver Arts & Venues announces DenverPublicArt.org contest

Apr 21 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the re-launch of the DenverPublicArt.org contests, encouraging exploration of the interactive website. Contestants can earn points on the website in several ways including creating a profile, saving favorite artworks, checking in at an artwork, sharing artworks and more. Points will be tallied on the DenverPublicArt.org website May 1 through May 31, and one winner and two runners-up will be selected. The website user with the most points at the end of the month will win two eight-inch replicas of “I See What You Mean” (colloquially known as the Big Blue Bear at Colorado Convention Center), a copy of “Beyond Blue: Denver’s Public Art Collection” (a 171-page print guide to the Denver Public Art collection), a private tour for two at Demiurge Design (a Denver-based sculptural and architectural design and fabrication firm), and a meet and greet with the Demiurge team. Two runners-up will each receive a replica of “I See What You Mean.”

New Urban Arts Fund Mural - Four Harmonious Friends - at Denver Public Library Hampden Branch

Apr 7 - Denver Public Art

On April 9, 2022 Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Arts & Venues, Denver Public Library, Councilwoman Kendra Black, and artist Tsogo Mijid presented "Four Harmonious Friends," a new Urban Arts Fund mural at Denver Public Library, Hampden Branch and acknowledged the students involved in the mural’s creation.

Denver Arts & Venues seeking artists for $700,000 16th Street Mall Public Art Commission

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Sep 21 - Denver Public Art

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create original public artworks for the renovation of Denver's 16th Street Mall. 

Denverites are invited to interact with Denver Public Art’s two newest pieces

Jun 23 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the completion of two new pieces in the Denver Public Art collection, one at Denver Performing Arts Complex and the other at Green Valley Ranch Town Center Park.

Denver Public Art welcomes three new additions to its collection

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May 13 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the completion of three new pieces in the Denver Public Art collection — two at Denver Public Libraries, “A Life Cycle Story” at the Smiley Branch, and “Time is a Friend of the Future, Not an Enemy of the Past” at the Byers Branch. The third, “Que Viva Paco,” is installed at Paco Sanchez Park

Denver Public Art seeks qualified artists for Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project

Apr 21 - Denver Public Art

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original public artwork for the Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project. The new artwork will be part of the Colorado Convention Center's current collection of 31 public artworks including: "Indeterminate Line" by Bernar Venet and the iconic "I See What You Mean," a.k.a. The Big Blue Bear, by Lawrence Argent.

Denver Public Art calls for qualified artists for project at the Denver District 5 Police Substation and new 911 Call Center in the Montbello neighborhood

Mar 8 - Denver Public Art

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original public artwork for the Denver District 5 Police Substation and new 911 Call Center located at 12025 E. 45th Ave. in the Montbello neighborhood in Denver. A selection panel has identified the exterior entry plaza for potential art opportunities and will select one artist or artist team for the allocated total budget of approximately $250,000.

Denver Public Art welcomes five additions to its collection to close out an impactful 2020

Dec 17 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the completion of five new pieces in the Denver Public Art collection — “Silent River” at the Denver Health Outpatient Medical Center, “Connecting Points” and “Community Fountain” at Red Rocks Park, "Infinite Span" at Grant Frontier Park, “Bridging the Community” at the 47th & York pedestrian bridge and “Rondure” at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. 

Denver Public Art's newest addition – "On The Rise" at Denver Zoo

Nov 23 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to welcome its newest public artwork to the Denver Public Art Collection! “On The Rise," designed by Wendy Khawaja, was recently installed inside Denver Zoo’s The Edge, more than an acre of land providing habitat for its two Amur tigers, Yuri and Nikita.

Denver is Now Home to Three New Pieces of Public Art

Oct 1 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the completion of three new pieces in the Denver Public Art collection – “Leaf” at the Denver Botanic Gardens, “Bows” in Cranmer Park and “Community Nature Dance” in Westwood Park.

Denver Public Art Opens Calls for Two New Projects: Congress Park Pool and Playground, Denver Art Museum and Denver Public Library Campus

Sep 28 - Denver Public Art

The City and County of Denver is pleased to announce an open call for two new Public Art commissions. The first, a $600,000 commission for art at the Denver Art Museum and Denver Public Library Central Branch campus, is open internationally. The second, an $80,000 commission for art at the Congress Park pool and playground, is open to Colorado artists.

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

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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.