Art on the Streets

Get to know the current exhibit, and learn how you can join the private donors and foundations that support AOTS’ role in Colorado Springs’ quality of life.

Launch Party July 7!

Friday, July 7, 5-8 pm at Acacia Park
Join us for the official launch party of the 19th annual exhibit! We’ll offer:

  • Free guided tours of the new exhibit, every half-hour (tours depart from Acacia Park)
  • Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band concert, 6-8pm in the historic bandshell
  • Cornhole, bocee, giant Jenga and other games in the park

Plus, visit nearly two dozen nearby galleries for their First Friday receptions.

 

ABOUT THE 2017-18 EXHIBIT

The works in the 19th annual Art on the Streets exhibit were drawn from a total of 79 proposals from 53 artists worldwide, including 35 Colorado-based artists. Jurors Joy Armstrong (CS Fine Arts Center at Colorado College) and Tim Vacca (Museum of Outdoor Art, Denver) used artistic merit as the primary criterion for selection, though placemaking and social impact were also considered. Artists and photos of their works are listed below.

The exhibit will be on display through May 2018 throughout the Downtown Creative District.

Use the free app Otocast to explore the exhibit with commentary from the artists themselves! To get our Otocast mobile tour, download the app via ITUNES or GOOGLE PLAY. or, DOWNLOAD A MAP.

The $10,000 Juror Award was awarded to Timothy Flood for Affirmation Station and a $1,000 Honorable Mention was awarded to Byeong Doo Moon for I have been dreaming to be a tree.

All of the artworks included in the Art on the Streets exhibit are for sale, and purchase inquiries are welcome; contact us at 719-886-0088.

Breathe

Breathe

Joan Benefiel of Brooklyn, NY

Hand-tinted cast translucent resin. Price to purchase: $27,000.

Located at the northwest corner of Tejon & Moreno

Aspires

Aspires

Mitchell Dillman of Colorado Springs

Locally-harvested wildfire pine, welded steel. Price to purchase: $4,500.

Located on Tejon between Boulder & Platte

Threshold VII

Threshold VII

Steven Durow of Salisbury, MD

Granite, cast glass, steel. Price to purchase: $12,000.

Located on the northwest corner of Tejon & Boulder

Affirmation Station

Affirmation Station

Timothy Flood of Denver

Aluminum, plastic, electronics. Price to purchase: $8,000.

Located on the southwest corner of Nevada & Kiowa

Love Is the Answer

Love Is the Answer

Sandy Friedman of Colorado Springs

Powder-coated steel. Price to purchase: $7,600.

Located on Kiowa between Tejon & Nevada

Torch

Torch

Ty Gillespie of Paonia

Aluminum, steel, industrial paint. Price to purchase: $6,500.

Located on Nevada in median at intersection with Costilla

Nothing Greater than/Less than Love

Nothing Greater than/Less than Love

Joshua Kennard of Colorado Springs

Powder-coated steel. Price to purchase: $10,000.

Located on Pikes Peak between Cascade & Tejon

Prickly Pear in Bloom

Prickly Pear in Bloom

Tiffany Matheson of Denver

Metal, acrylic, solar. Price to purchase: $9,600.

Located on Nevada in median at intersection with Pikes Peak

I have been dreaming to be a tree

I have been dreaming to be a tree

Byeong Doo Moon of Gwangju-si, Republic of Korea

Stainless steel wire. Price to purchase: $70,000.

Located on Cascade in median at intersection with Colorado

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The Conference Table

The Conference Table

Frank Morbillo of Tesuque, NM

Steel , bronze. Price to purchase: $19,000.

Located on Tejon between Colorado and Vermijo

Double Bench III (Basics)

Double Bench III (Basics)

Matthias Neumann of Brooklyn, NY

Wood. Price to purchase: $6,000.

Located on Nevada between Bijou and Kiowa

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, Nor’wood Development Group, Murphy Constructors, Colorado Creative Industries, Boettcher Foundation, and nearly 100 business and individual donors. Downtown Ventures is also grateful for in-kind support from the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department of the City of Colorado Springs.

Support

Art on the Streets is supported entirely by grants, donations, sponsorships and contracts for service. Contributions to the program are tax deductible; learn more and make a contribution today.