Denver Public Art Seeks Qualified Colorado Artist for High Line Canal Underpass Public Art Project

The City and County of Denver is pleased to announce an open call for a new Public Art commission for the High Line
Canal Underpass.
The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission a Colorado artist or artist team working with sound and/or
light for the High Line Canal Underpass at South Parker Road and East Mississippi Avenue in the Washington Virginia Vale
Neighborhood. The budget for this commission is $50,000 and qualifications will be accepted through Monday, June 22,
11:59 p.m.

The goal of the public art commission is to create a sound or light artwork that is safe and fun, providing an unexpected
surprise and delight experience for pedestrians and cyclists who travel through the underpass. The light and/or sound
component may be installed at the entry or exit points of the underpass, but not run through its interior.
Artists may submit qualifications for High Line Canal Underpass at

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About Denver Arts & Venues
Denver Arts & Venues’ mission is to amplify Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, arts and
entertainment opportunities. Arts & Venues is the City and County of Denver agency responsible for operating some of the region’s most
renowned facilities, including Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Denver
Coliseum and McNichols Civic Center Building. Arts & Venues also oversees the Denver Public Art Program, Create Denver, SCFD Tier III
granting process, Arts Education Fund and other entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival, Urban Arts Fund, P.S.
You Are Here and implementation of IMAGINE 2020: Denver’s Cultural Plan. Denver Arts & Venues is committed to diversity, equity and
inclusiveness in all our programs, initiatives and decision-making processes.


About Denver Public Art
Denver’s Public Art Program was established in 1988 as an Executive Order under Mayor Federico Peña. The order, enacted into Ordinance by
Denver City Council in 1991, directs that 1% of any capital improvement project over $1 million undertaken by the City, be set aside for the
inclusion of art. Over the past 30 years these artworks, along with the historic and donated works of art, make up the City’s Public Art
Collection. The Public Art Collection has expanded the opportunity for Denver residents to experience art in public places.

About High Line Canal Underpass Improvements
The City and County of Denver will provide pedestrians and bicyclists with a safe, comfortable and intuitive connection beneath South Parker

Road at East Mississippi Avenue. The project will remove the concerns of pedestrians attempting to cross over South Parker Road. The multi-
use path will eliminate the gap along the bike route, providing increased safety and improved user experience.