The Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) was established by the Colorado Legislature in 1977 to create enjoyment and pride for our citizens.
Colorado’s public art statute requires an allocation of one percent of capital construction funds for new or renovated state buildings be set aside for the acquisition of works of art for the project site. Works of art purchased through this program are located in publicly accessible spaces inside and outside of state buildings, such as armories, state patrol offices, state office buildings, and college campuses.
These art acquisitions form the state art collection and are developed and administered by Colorado Creative Industries. The works selected through this program represent great diversity in style, imagery, materials and techniques. By uniting artists, architecture, and host institutions, AIPP integrates the art experience into the built environment and civic spaces.
AIPP has successfully commissioned or purchased over 400 works of art for the enhancement of state buildings and the enjoyment of Coloradans.