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

Dec 2 2019

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.

“We are so excited to fund so many murals along Santa Fe through our Urban Arts Fund this year,” explained Mary Valdez, Denver Public Art administrator. “Over the past two decades, the Arts District on Santa Fe has grown and thrived, becoming the densest area of art galleries in the nation, and drawing more and more people every month to a First Friday celebration that rivals any street party.”

“The best thing about the Arts District is that it isn’t just about the inside galleries,” Valdez continues. “The street murals enliven the buildings up and down Santa Fe and stretch east and west along the cross streets and even in the alleys. The blocks between Alameda and 13th avenues, and between Inca and Kalamath streets have become an outdoor gallery unto themselves.”


  • Adolfo Romero – Aztlan Theatre (974 Santa Fe Dr.)
  • Josiah Lee Lopez and Javier Flores – Museo de las Americas (861 Santa Fe Dr.)
  • Josiah Lee Lopez, Ray Lopez and A.J. Kiel – three murals in alley between Santa Fe Drive and Kalamath Street, 900 block
  • Alicia Cisneros (Karma Leigh), Wey Monkey, Omni – Center for Visual Art (alley side) (965 Santa Fe Dr.)
  • Michael Ortiz on Cherry Creek Trail at 11th Avenue
  • Elijah Chong on Cherry Creek Trail at Colfax Avenue
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