PARTNERS IN CHANGE AWARDS
The Art Award will honor an artist, a piece of art, an art project, an art organization or an art program that has had an impact on our urban waterways. The art can be located along the greenway, create awareness about our urban waterways, or inspire others to get involved with the protection, preservation, or reclamation of the river. Programs, organizations, and projects that bring people to the greenway to experience or create art are also welcome honorees.
Common Ground is a sculptural environment of rhyolite created by Barbara Grygutis for Commons Park. A 200 ft handicapped accessible path leads visitors to a special place overlooking the South Platte River as it flows through downtown Denver. The grand staircase's 10 foot ascent gives views of the River and downtown Denver. The north wall echoes the outline of the Front Range Mountains, while window cutouts frame vistas of the landscape. Stone was cut and fitted on location.
LODO LIGHTS PROJECT
CURRENT3 Light Installation
The LoDo Lights Project is a public/private initiative that commissions contemporary light art installations celebrating the history of Denver. The LoDo Lights Project is nominated for the contemporary light media installation CURRENT3 on Manny's Bridge at 1400 Wynkoop Street over the Cherry Creek in downtown Denver. Each evening after dusk passersby can enjoy a unique experience over this historic train bridge that now connects pedestrians and bikers to LoDo, the Cherry Creek path, and the Pepsi Center.
URBAN ARTS FUND
Murals at Confluence Park
The Urban Arts Fund (UAF) is a graffiti prevention and youth development program which facilitates the creation of new murals throughout the City and County of Denver. The UAF provides access to positive, creative experiences and transforms areas into well-tended and active community gathering spaces. In an effort to prevent repeated graffiti tagging on the retaining walls at Confluence Park, the UAF hired two teams of artists to create colorful and intriguing murals. Artists Jaime Molina, Pedro Barrios, and Joseph Martinez created the mural seen on the left below. Artists Claudio Ethos and Alex Hornest created the mural seen on the right below.