Denver 's Public Art
Denverites believe that taking pride in and sharing their art is the best way to enjoy it.
Over the past 20 years, the City has installed over 150 works of art. These works, along with historic and donated works of art, make up the City’s Public Art Collection.
Denver’s passion for art is evident as you’re landing at the Denver International Airport. Fashioned after the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains’ snow-capped peaks, local architectural firm Fentress Bradburn captured the iconic mountains to remind visitors of Colorado’s magnificence.
As you head into Denver, you’ll see an important addition to the city’s public art scene, aptly titled “Mustang,” peering out over the stretch between the airport and the city. The 32 foot tall blue beauty was created by the late Luis Jimenez who was killed during “Mustang’s” creation. The sculpture has sparked much discussion—some people love it, some people hate it, but everyone is talking about it!
Whether you are in town attending one of Denver’s many conventions or on a leisure trip, you don’t have to go far to experience more public art. Take a walk downtown to the Colorado Convention Center and be greeted by Denver’s big blue bear! Lawrence Argent’s “I SEE WHAT YOU MEAN” is 40 feet tall and peeks inside the Convention Center with an air of quiet curiosity.
Denverites are so proud of their city and they want to share it with you! All you have to do is take a step outside!
Information about the City’s entire Public Art Collection and a mapped guide is available by visiting www.denvergov.org/publicart or calling 720-865-4313.