GalacticStardust Akamatsu webART ON THE STREETS

Announcing the 18th annual exhibit

This year's exhibit attracted entries from artists across the world, and it's a great show with 11 fabulous works of art. See for yourself: Participate in a guided Saturday morning walking tour of Art on the Streets. Learn more about the walking tours. 

About the 2016-17 exhibit

A national call for artists attracted proposals from artists in 7 countries, 21 states and 19 Colorado cities. Artists were selected by jurors Joy Armstrong, museum director and chief curator at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Collin Parson, chief curator at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Artists and photos of their works are listed below.

The $10,000 Juror Award was awarded to Ümit Turgay Durgun for X-axis, and a $1,000 honorable mention was awarded to Scottie Burgess for Civic Treasures.

The 2016-2017 exhibit will be on display through May 2017 throughout Downtown Colorado Springs. Download a map, or use the free app Otocast to explore the exhibit with commentary from the artists themselves! To get our Otocast mobile tour, download the app via iTunes or Google Play.

Akamatsu Galactic

Galactic Stardust
Elizabeth Akamatsu, Nacogdoches, TX

Benefiel Eventide web
Eventide Rhythm
Joan Benefiel, Brooklyn, NY

Burgess W web
Civic Treasures
Scottie Burgess, Denver, CO

Durgun X-axis web
Umit Turgay Durgun, Carrara, Italy

Durow line web
The Consequence of Line
Steven Durrow, Fruitland, MD

Fleischman Origin web
Kendra Fleischman, Wheat Ridge, CO

Fox Twin Web
Francis Fox, Boise, ID

Friedman Moon web
Cold Moon Over Taos
Sandy Friedman, Colorado Springs, CO

Mueller Tower web
The Bicycle Tower
Sean Mueller, Rock Hill, SC

Santos Colorado web
Chico Santos, Londrina, Brazil

Weissinger Migratory web
Migratory Signs 2014-2016
Friedrich Foerster and Sabine Wessinger, Tuebingen, Germany
This piece is interactive! To see migratory birds fly and sing, download the LAYAR app, scan each plate, and watch the art come to life.

Last year's exhibit

The 2015-16 exhibit has ended, but you can still see the pieces from the exhibit in the online gallery below. 


Thank you to our sponsors

Art on the Streets was created by Downtown Ventures, Inc. and is presented as a program of Downtown Colorado Springs. Founding support is provided by U.S. Bank, and Art on the Streets is pleased to partner this year with generous sponsors H.Chase Stone Trust, Nor’wood, Murphy Constructors, CALM Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, Boettcher Foundation, and nearly 100 individual donors. 


Art on the Streets is managed by Downtown Ventures, a 501c3 organization that accepts tax deductible contributions. In 2014, Downtown Ventures (formerly 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.

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


All of the art work included in the Art on the Streets exhibit are for sale, and purchase This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  are welcome.


Pictured: Poly Poly, by Sean O'Meallie (top) and Galactic Stardust by Elizabeth Akamatsu (inset).