Ways to Engage
Take a stroll through Downtown's State-Certified Creative District and learn about works in the current Art on the Streets exhibit.
See select works from this year's exhibit and get firsthand insight into the artists who created them. Tours last an hour and require pre-registration.Learn More
The 2022-2023 People's Choice Award went to Brenda Biondo for "Bighorn Sheep/Mountain Sun", located on the west exterior wall of 127 E Kiowa St (Downtown Transit Terminal)
Voting is now open for the 2023-2024 Art on the Streets Exhibition.Vote Now
Download the free, GPS-based Otocast mobile app to hear commentary from the artists themselves. Hear about the Art on the Streets exhibit as well as works that are part of the city’s permanent collection of public art. Otocast is sponsored by Colorado Springs Airport.
2023–2024 Art on the Streets Exhibition
Thank you to our sponsors
Art on the Streets is a program of Downtown Ventures and is supported by founding sponsor U.S. Bank along with H. Chase Stone Trust, Norwood Development Group, Nunn Construction, Mountain Metropolitan Transit, Colorado Creative Industries, Phil Long EV Outlet and nearly 100 business and individual donors. Downtown Ventures is also grateful for in-kind support from TECC Painting, Rocky Top Resources, PikeRide and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department of the City of Colorado Springs.
Art on the Streets accepts proposals via CallforEntry.org from mid-November through mid-February.
Each year, 12 works are selected by an independent jury panel. The primary criterion for selection is artistic merit. Secondary criteria include installation logistics, maintenance and safety concerns, and inclusion of a diverse range of media and perspectives. All works will be evaluated for stability by a structural engineer contracted by Downtown Ventures. While sculpture tends to dominate the entry pool, other types of art suitable for outdoor display are encouraged, including murals as well as interactive and multimedia works. Art on the Streets also has the ability to work with artists on larger and/or site-specific installations.
Encore Art on the Streets
Encore refers to works that continue on display but have not been purchased for long-term maintenance and display.