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ARTS & CULTURE IN SOUTHEAST DENVER

 

My staff and I have significantly increased the amount of Public Art in southeast Denver. View the projects below for more information. 

The mural on the west side of the High Line Canal trail tunnel features native wildlife in a serene Colorado setting.

High Line Canal Mural 

A mural on the west side of the I-25/High Line Canal trail tunnel was painted by father and son muralists, Jerry and Jay Jaramillo. They will paint another mural on the east side of the tunnel in 2018, continuing the High Line Canal theme from the west side. 


TJHS Art Bus Shelter

An 'art' bus shelter was constructed on Hampden @ Ivanhoe to display the art of Thomas Jefferson High School Fine Arts students. The TJHS PTO received funding for the project by applying for the P.S. YAH grant awarded by Denver Arts & Venues.  

"Welcome to Denver" Mural

Cherry Creek III Neighborhood President, Don Ireland, had a vision to brighten this off-ramp for drivers arriving to Denver. Don raised the funds, selected the artist and--with the help of his wife, Lynne--landscaped the area with native plants.

 

The traffic utility box at Colorado Blvd & N Yale Ave features a Red Fox, the state animal of Mississippi.

Animal Traffic Boxes

Art, in the form of animals on a colorful background, was installed on nine traffic utility boxes on Colorado Blvd. from Hampden to Evans. The animal art proposal was submitted by local artist, Andrew Woodward, when we solicited ideas for the Mayor's Imagine 2020 Council District Challenge in 2017. View more pictures of the boxes here

A rendering of the retaining wall tile mural hangs in a local elementary school. The mural features the Denver sky line, the Colorado 'C' and the TJ Spartans logo.

Bus Shelter Wall Mural

Continuing the Art Bus Shelter project, students designed a mural for the bus shelter retaining wall. At our 2017 South by Southeast festival, community members painted tiles to create the mural design. The tiles will be installed on the retaining wall this summer. 

Cherry Creek Trail
"Native Bird Species" Mural

Shoemaker School teacher, Annie Holyfield, and her K/1 students painted a mural about the birds that live on the Cherry Creek Path that runs through their school property. It is a beautiful reminder of the space they share with the natural world in the hopes that our community will keep it safe and clean for all living things.

 
 
ARTS & CULTURE WORKING GROUP

Our Arts & Culture working group helps identify possible public art opportunities in the district, runs the community art project at SxSE, and champions and promotes art & culture in Council District 4.

To join the group or to provide art project ideas, contact kathy.gile@denvergov.org.

UPCOMING ART PROJECTS
 
  • Denver’s 1% for Public Art program is funding a new art installation in the beautiful natural area near the Shoemaker School and Kennedy Golf Course. A team of community members selected the artist. The project should be completed in 2020.
  • Two underpasses will be built under Hampden & Colorado Boulevard to connect the Denver and Cherry Hills Village sections of the High Line Canal. Denver’s 1% for Public Art program is funding a new art project in conjunction with this effort. A team of community members selected the artist. The project should be completed in 2020.
  • Imagine 2020 Council District Challenge: Each Council office will have the opportunity to organize an art project or cultural event during Arts Week 2019 (November). Visit the Imagine 2020 website for more information.