Denver Public Art Tours

Denver Arts & Venues is hosting their fan-favorite public art tours again this year. If you haven’t already participated, don’t worry – tickets are available for the rest of the summer. The tour program launched in May offering familiar favorites and an expanded itinerary with a tour to interest everyone. Tickets can be purchased at for only $5 per person, kids under 10 may attend for free. Take advantage of these opportunities to get up close and personal with Denver’s Public Art collection and learn the history of the artworks and the Denver Public Art program.

“We are thrilled to expand our summer tour offerings, with some new tours that highlight historic architecture as well as Denver Public Art, and a new family-friendly tour created in conjunction with curriculum designed by a 40-year veteran in early childhood education to really bring art to life for elementary school aged children,” explained Ginger White, Denver Arts & Venues Executive Director. “Of course, we are also bringing back all of your favorites, like our bicycle tours, lunchtime tours, and tours of Civic Center Park, City Park and the Denver Performing Arts Complex campus.”

Some of the tour offerings are listed below, but visit the Public Art Tour website for more information!

Civic Center Park and Golden Triangle Denver Public Art Tour – Tour participants will visit the historic and contemporary sculptures, fountains, murals and other artwork in Civic Center Park and Golden Triangle on this tour, as well as discuss the design elements of the park. July 17, 6 p.m., Aug. 3, 12:30 p.m., Sept. 18, 6 p.m.
City Park Denver Public Art Tour – Tour participants will visit the historic sculptures, fountains and gateways of City Park on this tour, as well as discuss the “City Beautiful” movement and design elements of City Park. Saturday tours are planned to coincide with City Park Farmer’s Market: a great way to start or end your tour! July 16, 10 a.m., Aug. 13, 10 a.m., Aug. 19, 11 a.m.
Downtown Denver Public Art Bicycle Tour – This tour’s highlights include artwork at Denver Skate Park, Commons Park, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Colorado Convention Center, plus some additional unique artworks, not known to the general public. July 16, 5:45 p.m., July 23, 9:45 p.m., Aug. 6, 10:45 a.m., Aug. 20, 9:45 p.m.
Denver Public Art Cherry Creek Trail Bicycle Tour – On this one-mile bicycle tour between Confluence Park and 6th Avenue, participants will witness the many Denver Public Art and Urban Arts Fund pieces along the Cherry Creek Trail. July 23, 5:45 p.m., July 30, 10:45 a.m., Aug. 13, 5:45 p.m., Aug. 20, 10:45 a.m., Aug. 27, 5:45 p.m. 
Downtown Denver Public Art Walking Tour – Join Denver Public Art on a leisurely walk around Downtown Denver and learn about some of Denver’s most unique and eccentric public artworks. July 19, 5:30 p.m., Aug. 13, 10 a.m., Aug. 16, 5:30 p.m.
14th Street and Denver Performing Arts Complex Campus Public Art Tour – There are so many pieces of public art to enjoy in just two square blocks on and around Curtis Street, the heart of Denver’s Theater District. Aug. 14, 6 p.m.
“Colorado Panorama” Denver Public Art Tour – This 45-minute lunchtime tour will delve deeper into the artwork and some of the 120 prominent Colorado figures featured in the ceramic tile mural located at Colorado Convention Center. July 18, 12:30 p.m., Aug. 9, 12:30 p.m., Aug. 29, 12:30 p.m., Sept. 12, 12:30 p.m.
Allen True Denver Public Art and Architecture Bicycle Tour – This tour’s highlights include historic murals by Allen Tupper True and some of Denver’s most historic architecture spanning from 1892 to 1932. The tour ends at Teller Bar at the Colorado National Bank Building where you have the option to enjoy a cocktail or mocktail with your fellow tour-goers. July 20, 3:45 p.m., Aug. 3, 3:45 p.m., Aug. 24 3:45 p.m.