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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

Time is a Friend of the Future, Not an Enemy of the Past - 300

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

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.