Decorate Colfax Avenue with Artwork!

by Jill Locantore on March 31, 2016

Walking on Colfax Ave

Ever wish you could decorate Colfax Avenue with your artwork? Now you have an opportunity to! As part of the I Walk Colfax Gala on July 14, WalkDenver and the Colfax Business Improvement District (CBID) are sponsoring the “Art on the Ave” street art contest!

Selected artists will create destinations for people, especially pedestrians, to encounter along this historical street by decorating 14 utility boxes on Colfax. Both emerging and professional artists are invited to submit for the project that will be on display for 1 year.

The fourteen artists selected will have until the end of June to create their piece and all artists will be invited to add something to collaborative pieces that will be on view at the July 14th Gala 6-9pm at Abend Gallery. The public will also be able to vote for their favorites, with the three “People’s Choice” selections being featured at the Gala.

To participate, submit your project idea by May 14, 2016. Selected artists will complete their projects on the utility boxes between May 18 – June 30, 2016. Be sure to check out the full “Art on the Ave” Call to Artists for additional details, selection criteria, and eligibility rules.

I Walk Colfax Gala on July 14

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual I Walk Colfax Gala on July 14th 6-9pm at Abend Gallery! All proceeds from the Gala will support WalkDenver’s efforts to make Colfax a unique pedestrian corridor and Denver a more walkable city.

To celebrate Colfax, WalkDenver will be hosting and participating in a variety of Colfax-related events leading up to the Gala, including fundraising at the Colfax Marathon, a scavenger hunt, themed walks, and other activities.

Want to get involved or become a sponsor? Contact Jill Locantore to learn more.

Stay tuned for more info on “Art on the Ave” and I Walk Colfax 2016!

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