MyOtherHalf StaffPhotoThe 17th annual 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. Now in its 17th year, Art on the Streets features 12 new works of art. The 2015-2016 exhibit will be on display June 2015 through May 2016 throughout Downtown Colorado Springs. Watch a fun video featuring work from this year's exhibit, produced by videographer Rodney Hooks Jr. with dancers from Soul Mechanics Krew.

Please note: Toro by Jacob Novinger and Encounter by Angela Larian were damanged and had to be removed. Always Greener by Eric McCue has been sold and also deinstalled.

 Click below to view works selected for the 2015-16 Art on the Streets exhibit, or download a map here.



The 2015-16 Juror's Award and a $10,000 prize was awarded to Poly Poly by Sean O'Meallie. The work was chosed by the jury in part becuase, "[the] sculpture pushes the boundaries of what we think of when we consider public art. The artist has taken big risks by engaging an otherwise overlooked space – the gap between two buildings over an alley in the heart of downtown. I believe public art is at its best when it engages the architecture, environment and viewers in ways that expand our understanding of a public space and spark critical and lively dialogue." 

The People's Choice Award for the 2014-15 exhibit and a $1000 prize was awarded to Lacuna by Andy Tirado. Each year votes are collected at US Bank (downtown location at 6 S. Tejon Street) throughout the exhibit. The winner of the People's Choice Award is announced the June following the close of the exhbit. 

About the jury and artists

A national call for artists attracted 73 proposals from artists in 19 states and 18 Colorado cities. Artists were selected through a jury process in which artistic quality served as the primary criteria. This year’s jury included David Tryba, Founder of Tryba Architects; Andrew Tirado, Colorado Springs artist and recipient of the 2014-2015 Art on the Streets Juror Award; Blake Milteer, Museum Director and Chief Curator for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; and Daisy McConnell, Director of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art.

Selected artists each receive a $1,000 honorarium. In addition, artists are eligible for a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award.

The 2015-2016 exhibit will be on display June 2015 through May 2016 throughout Downtown Colorado Springs. The thirteen artists/artist teams selected for the exhibit are:

James Burnes, Santa Fe, NM

Jimmy Descant, Salida, CO

Steven Durow, Fruitland, MD

Maureen Hearty, Denver, CO

Yul Jorgensen, Walsenburg, CO

Eric McCue, Colorado Springs, CO

David W. Mernitz, Westcliffe, CO

Sean Mueller and Jarod Charzewski, Charleston, SC

William Mueller, Sedalia, CO

Jacob Novinger, Gooding, ID

Sean O’Meallie, Colorado Springs, CO

            Keith Roberts, Colorado Springs, CO

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

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.


Works currently on display will remain installed through May 2016. 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.


Pictured: Poly Poly, by Sean O'Meallie (top) and My Other Half by Steve Durow (inset).