Public Art in Denver
In 1988, Denver established a Public Art Program as an Executive
Order, under Mayor Federico Pena. Federico must have been a great supporter of the Arts, as his order meant that 1%
of any capital improvement project over $1 million (undertaken by the City) be set aside for the inclusion of art
in the design and construction of these projects.
Nice one Federico. Today, the City of Denver has over 150 works of art directly attributed to the project. The
Public Art program is run by the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, and is overseen by
the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs.