California Arts Council

State of California

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18th Annual Art on the Streets
For International artists

Visual artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 18th annual Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. The deadline for artists to apply is Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Applications are now available online at More information about the program and the application can be found at

Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery. The 2016-2017 exhibit will be installed June 2016 through May 2017.

Selected artists each receive a $1,250 honorarium. In addition, artists are eligible for a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Up to 12 artists will be chosen to exhibit. In addition to the $1,250 honorarium, each artist is offered two nights of complimentary lodging in Colorado Springs, one of which will be used during installation, and one of which will be used to attend the exhibition's Launch Party event. Selected artwork for the Art on the Streets exhibit will be installed throughout the 40-square-block downtown district, with the majority of works clustered in the busiest 10 to 15 block core.

Artists are chosen for inclusion through a jury process in which artistic quality serves as the primary criteria. The lead juror for the 2016-2017 exhibit is Artist and Curator Collin Parson. A Colorado native, Parson serves as the Exhibition Manager and Chief Curator for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado in the greater Denver metropolitan area. Parson will be joined on the jury by Curator Joy Armstrong, Museum Director and Curator for Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

Art on the Streets is managed as a program of Downtown Colorado Springs, through Downtown Ventures. The program is presented by Founding Sponsor U.S. Bank, with additional support from generous corporate and individual donors.


About Downtown Partnership

Downtown Partnership, a nonprofit, serves as the catalytic champion for Downtown Colorado Springs. Downtown Colorado Springs is designated as a Certified Creative District by the State of Colorado’s Colorado Creative Industries. Included in the district are cultural landmarks, award-winning outdoor sculpture; independent galleries, and other one-of-a-kind cultural and entertainment opportunities. For more information visit, or contact Downtown Colorado Springs at 719.886.0088.

Deadline: 02-16-2016
Downtown Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

Contact: Lara Garritano
Phone: 719.886.0088

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