The Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) was established by the Colorado Legislature in 1977 to create enjoyment and pride for citizens of the state.

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About the Art Selection Process

Each new public artwork is selectedby an Art Selection Committee comprised of experts, those involved in the contstruction or renovation of the building or site, and members of the community. The committee's initial task is to identify the scope, requirements and criteria for the public art project. All calls for entry are posted on CAFÉ and on this website. Colorado Creative Industries facilitates the selection process of the final artwork, and the CCI Council reviews the committee recommendations for final approval. Upon installation, all purchased or commissioned works of art become the property of the State of Colorado. Public art, an amenity accessible to all, adds economic, social, and cultural value to its location. Client agencies report that public artwork has a positive impact on morale, encourages creative problem solving, helps create a sense of pride and stimulates the donation of funds to purchase additional works of art.