Denver can look forward to eight new pieces of public art thanks to the creativity of local artists and $65,000 in grants from P.S. You Are Here.
Libraries are great. Reading is great. Everything is great. But it can be greater.
"People don't need to hear pop music, they need to hear what's happening in their neighborhood," said artist Nikki Pike, who has put up now five singing portals in five Denver parks.
Shantell Martin is working with the Denver Theatre District to create her largest installation to date, which covers the walkways along 14th Street.
We took a look at Denver public art produced by Hispanic, Latino and Chicano artists and asked what it means to be represented in the city's artistic life.
Denver Public Library will get $61 million if voters approve a new bond package. More than half that money will go to renovations at the central library.
Denver City Council members still want to squeeze in a few more projects. "I would recommend we do not push it any further," the city's CFO told them.
"This has been great. I’m blessed that this has happened," said one Denver Day Works participant. "What about the 5,000 other guys?"
Last year, Denver's patrons for the first time logged more than a million check-outs of digital titles, making up more than 10 percent of circulation.
"It's for everyone," Hanzon said, "All religions, all faiths, all colors, all shapes."
Even non-guests can step inside Brokering's oddly-shaped galleries, though you'll need a key to rise above the third floor.
This is what happens when Denver hands out millions of dollars and invites artists to have a field day.
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