Denver Public Art 25th Anniversary

In celebration of its 25th anniversary – and just because it’s summertime – Denver Public Art is pleased to announce three great events guaranteed to help Denver residents and visitors have an “Awesome August.”

Saturday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Burns Park, 250 S. Colorado Blvd.
As part of Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s “Denver Days” celebration, this free festival featuring art installations and dance performances is a great opportunity to enjoy a unique Denver park. Experience the park’s sculptures with dance performances at 2 and 4 p.m. or just bring a picnic and a blanket and join us for this day of art, music, and kids’ activities with friends and family. More information. RSVP

The Denver departments of Arts & Venues and Parks & Recreation are developing the Burns Park Master Plan to create a vision, design and implementation plan to better activate the park and enhance its art experience. (Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey and provide your feedback.

Thursday, Aug. 21, 6-7:30 p.m.

Starts and ends at the McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave.
Meander about the city in this mod-inspired scooter rally, stopping at some of Denver’s finest public artworks for fun discussions with special guests. Stay after the tour for the opening reception of the Fashion/Culture exhibition. RSVP

Thursday, Aug. 28, 6-8 p.m.

Highland Bridge, 16th and Platte streets
Join us for a hip neighborhood party and celebration of John McEnroe’s iconic “National Velvet.” Stop by to sample some red beer, red velvet cupcakes from Happy Cakes, red spices from Savory, red dog treats for your furry friend from Republic of Paws, and other goodies from local vendors. Stick around to hear “National Velvet”-inspired haiku written by Denver residents. RSVP

All events are free and open to the public. For information about each event, please visit the calendar page or contact Denver Public Art Program Manager Michael Chavez at or 720-865-4308.