#DenverPublicArt30 Opening Reception
This is YOUR collection - #DenverPublicArt30
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Denver Public Art. In celebration, The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program asked our friends on social media to explore the public art collection by sharing photos and videos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #DenverPublicArt30. We asked people to explore several different themes. Favorites were selected by Denver Arts & Venues staff. More than 30 favorite photos from these posts will be displayed until the end of the year at Buell Theatre.
We invite you to celebrate with us as we unveil these photos.
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP.
#DenverPublicArt 30 Themes: African American History and Heritage, Animal Art, Art in Cold Weather, Asian and Pacific American History and Heritage, Denver International Airport Collection, Find Art in Your Neighborhood, Indoor Art, Latino and Hispanic History and Heritage, Light or Kinetic Art, Love, Memorials and Statues, Public Art Selfies, Summer-Time Art, Urban Arts Fund, Women’s History and Heritage
Denver’s Public Art program was established in 1988 by Executive Order No. 92 under Mayor Federico Peña. The purpose of the order was to “…establish policies and procedures for the funding and implementation of a public art program for the City and County of Denver.” The intent of the program was to “…expand the opportunities for Denver residents to experience art in public places, thereby creating more visually pleasing and human environments.” The order directed that 1% of the construction budget 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 new projects. It also encouraged the participation of private dollars to enhance this public commitment. Revised language for the Public Art Program was brought before City Council and became law in 1991.