Art on the Streets Digital Archive - Downtown Partnership
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Art on the Streets Digital Archive

Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public spaces, turning the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor art exhibition. The program was founded in 1998 when businesswomen Mary Jean Larson and Judy Noyes set about to transform Downtown Colorado Springs through the power of public art. At the time, there was very little public art Downtown, save for a few historic bronzes. The idea of using art to promote a vibrant and welcoming environment was unproven at the time.

Since then, Art on the Streets has brought over 300 artworks to Downtown Colorado Springs. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the program, we’ve compiled a complete history of Art on the Streets for you to explore.

The program is supported by founding sponsor U.S. Bank and many other generous sponsors and donors.