2015-2016 Call for Artists

Visual artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 17th annual Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition.

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. Selected artists each receive a $1,000 honorarium. All selected artists are also eligible for the following awards:

Juror Award $10,000 and People's Choice Award $1,000

Up to 12 artists will be chosen to exhibit. In addition to the $1,000 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.

NEW This Year! Through a partnership with the City of Colorado Springs Public Works Transit Services Division, in addition to the 12 pieces selected for the Art on the Streets exhibit, up to 3 more pieces will be selected for installation in the new Transit Gallery: Art on the Streets at the Downtown Transit Center. 

The deadline for artists to apply is Monday, February 16, 2015. More information and application available online at

2014-2015 Exhibit 

Click on images below for more information about each piece in this year's exhibit. Download your own self-guided walking tour of this year’s exhibit here, or register for one of the many docent-led walking tours available.

About the exhibit

Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, turning the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs into a year-long outdoor sculpture gallery.

Currently on exhibit is the 16th Annual Art on the Streets, featuring 11 new works by artists from across the country and Canada. A photo gallery of the exhibit is below. This year’s jury included Blake Milteer, Museum Director and Chief Curator for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; local architect Michael Collins; and award-winning visual artist Jimmy Descant. Entries from four countries, 21 states, and 16 Colorado cities were submitted for the 2014-15 Art on the Streets exhibit.

Art on the Streets was created by Community Ventures, Inc. and is presented as a program of Downtown Colorado Springs. Founding support was provided by U.S. Bank, and Art on the Streets is pleased to partner this year with generous sponsors U.S. Bank, G.E. Johnson, H. Chase Stone Trust, Murphy Constructors, Nor’Wood Development Group, and nearly 100 individual donors.

Since the first Art on the Streets exhibit in 1999, more than 200 works of art have been displayed throughout downtown. More than 50 additional public art sculptures are located throughout downtown. Descriptions of those works are available in the Public Art Directory on To see photos of last year's exhibit, click here.


Works currently on display will remain installed through May 2015. All of the artworks included in this year’s exhibit are for sale, and purchase This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. are welcome.


Art on the Streets is managed by Community Ventures, a 501c3 organization that accepts tax deductible contributions. In 2014, Community Ventures established the Judy Noyes Memorial Acquisition Fund, with an initial commitment of $12,000, to purchase permanently installed public artworks for downtown. Please call us at 719-886-0088 to support Art on the Streets or the Judy Noyes Memorial Purchase Fund.

Community Ventures also has a process for selecting donated artwork. See the donation policy and guidelines here.


Pictured: Hydrostatic, by Suzanne Kane (top). All photos of 2014-15 exhibit by Bryan Oller except for The Art Officials in Empty Space, photo by artist Atomic Elroy.