Denver Public Art Urban Arts Fund



Artist: Jaime Molina at Confluence Park & Cherry Creek Trail  
“The Urban Arts Fund (UAF) program is a perfect example of how the City is committed to implementing IMAGINE 2020, Denver’s Cultural Plan.UAF supports our key vision elements, from integrating art, culture and creativity into daily life, to making art accessible to all, to supporting local talent.”
-Tariana Navas-Nieves, Director, Cultural Affairs, Denver Arts & Venues


Oliver Vernon, California; Nigel Panhale, Denver; Alexandre Orion, San Paulo, Brazil; Blaine Fontana, Portland, OR; Chad Bolsinger, Denver; Kendall Peterson & CIG-I-70 viaduct, Denver;  Yulia Avgustinovich, Lakewood, CO; Pete Goldlust, Eugene, OR; Blaine Fontana, Portland, OR; Patrick Macy, Littleton, CO; Anthony Garcia, Denver; Adam Gordon & Lewis Neeff, Denver; Chelsea Romaniello, Arts Street, Denver; Bimmer Torres, Denver; Frank Locantore, W. Colfax BID, Denver & Mario Echavarria, Longmont, CO

Urban Arts Fund Mission

In the Spirit of IMAGINE 2020. The Urban Arts Fund (UAF) is a graffiti prevention and youth development program which facilitates the creation of new murals in perpetually vandalized areas throughout the City and County of Denver. The UAF provides access to positive, creative experiences for youth and transforms dilapidated areas into well-tended and active community gathering spaces.  As of 2016, with the help of over 2,000 youth, 500 community participants, the program has facilitated approximately 115 new murals and abated over 200,000 square feet of walls from vandalism.

Check out video coverage from previous UAF projects:
2016: HOT DAAM: Denver's Artists and Musicians: Detour and 'duct Work on the I-70 Viaduct
2015: Gemma Danielle "City of the Sun"  UAF Video
2015: Muralist Jet Martinez in collaboration with Black Book Gallery and Denver Public Art Program
2015: Denver 8 ArtScene episode featuring VSA Colorado's UAF 2015 Project
2014: UAF Projects
2013: UAF Projects
2013: Jolt with PlatteForum Youth Group
2012: UAF Projects