Public Art

About Denver Arts and Venues Public Art Program

Denver’s Public Art Program was established in 1988 as an Executive Order under Mayor Federico Peña. The order, enacted into Ordinance by Mayor Wellington E. Webb, directs that 1% of any capital improvement project over $1 million undertaken by the City, be set aside for the inclusion of art in the design and construction of these projects. Over the past 20 years, along with the historic and donated works of art, make up the City’s 300+ piece Public Art Collection, with several that have become iconic symbols for Denver. The Public Art collection has expanded the opportunity for Denver residents to experience art in public places, thereby creating more visually pleasing environments. 

Dowload our citywide Public Art Guide, the Downtown Denver Public Art Guide or browse Denver's Public Art Collection online.
 

Augmented Reality
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 Get the Public Art App Augmented Reality. Using this free program on your iPhone, Android or other smartphone, you can see public art points of interest as layers on top of the world you see . Find out more...