Thoughtful public art will enhance and activate spaces for all who visit — interpreting and reflecting the story of the land, the place and the people in new and unexpected ways. Meanwhile, the National Western Stock Show’s expansive art collection will be on display in its new Legacy Building, mixing contemporary and traditional viewpoints on the spirit of the West.
A broad range of local-to-global artists working in a variety of media will create art at the campus.
Some artworks will involve community engagement or co-creation.
Public art pieces are in design or fabrication now! The first will debut in January 2022 at CSU Spur. (Learn more at csuspur.org/art.)
Public art at the National Western Center is made possible through city and state programs that dedicate 1 percent of capital improvement project budgets to the creation of public art.
Additional opportunities for artists may emerge over time!
Great news for art lovers: our art can be found just a stone’s throw away from Denver’s thriving River North Arts District.
Cliff Garten of Venice, CA will design an installation for the main plaza.
People’s Bridge of the Sun and People’s Bridge of the Moon, by David Ocelotl Garcia, Denver.
Whirlpool, by Anthony Garcia, Sr., Denver.
Animals at Play, by Priscila De Carvalho, Long Island, NY.
Rotation Index, by Jason Bruges, London.
Vital Rhythms, by Norman Lee & Shane Allbritton of RE:site Studio, Houston.
Tomorrow’s Food, by Sandra Fettingis, Denver.
Crescendo, by Nikki Pike, Denver.
Bale, by Patrick Marold, Nederland, CO.
Swirl, by Eric Tillinghast, Alhambra, CA.
A gallery at the National Western Stock Show’s new Legacy Building will be the year-round home for the Stock show’s expansive Western art collection, and open to the public. Each January, the Legacy Building will also host the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale — one of the finest exhibitions of contemporary Western art in the United States, featuring an eclectic mix of styles and mediums, from established artists and unknown talent.
Arts and cultural events will be integral to the National Western Center experience all year round! Here’s what to expect.
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Motion banner: “People’s Bridge of the Moon” by David Ocelotl Garcia, slated for a new bridge over the South Platte River.
Rendering: “Tomorrow’s Food” by Sandra Fettingis, slated for the CSU Spur Terra Building.
Painting: “A Summer’s Afternoon,” by Barbara VanCleve. Part of the National Western Stock Show’s Coors Western Art collection.
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