Art on the Streets

Now in its 17th year, established first in 1999, Art on the Streets is an annual art festival that turns the streets of downtown Colorado Springs into a year-long outdoor sculpture gallery. This event helps celebrate the power of art in public places, this one specifically in the downtown Colorado Certified Creative District. As local Lara Garritano says, public art like this "enhances sense of place and allows us to see our surroundings in a new way," which is exactly what this stop will do for your group. You will enjoy your stroll around the trail, this year featuring a giant mousetrap, bright red abstract bull, and over-sized blades of grass, plus ten other large-scale sculptures that you are sure to marvel at and enjoy. Out of 73 proposals only 14 artists were chosen, three of them Colorado Springs locals. These artists receive a $1,000 stipend and have the chance to win $10,000 worth of juror awards. Make sure you take special note of the few pieces that are meant to be interactive and hands-on, really taking your outdoor art experience to the next level!