Denver’s beautiful public art scene

Denver’s beautiful public art scene

Denver is known for being the “Mile High City.” But one thing you'll quickly notice is the art all over the city. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Denver, check out the top 6 iconic art pieces in town.

Dancing couple

On the edge of downtown Denver near the home of the Colorado Symphony, you’ll find two 60-foot statues that are supposed to be two ballet dancers but look more like dancing aliens.  The two figures are caught in a perpetual dance to entice guests to visit the musical district of Denver.  You can catch the two white statues near N. Speer Blvd between Champa St. & Arapahoe St.

Big Blue Bear

The first time you enter downtown Denver and drive by the Colorado Convention Center, you may be surprised to see a giant 40-foot-tall Big Blue Bear staring into the building.  It’s not unusual to find first-time visitors to Denver driving around the blocks a few times in order to get a better look.  The actual title of the sculpture is I see what you mean, but most folks who live in the area only know it as the Big Blue Bear.  You can see the Big Blue Bear at 700 14th St.

Big Sweep

The Denver Art Museum plaza sits on the northern edge of Downtown Denver.  In that plaza sits a large broom sweeping garbage into a giant dustpan.  This colossal cleaning piece of art is 30 feet tall and is titled, The Big Sweep.  This piece of art, for many, is the first time they’ve intentionally posed with a broom, but it’s hard not to when something this unique stands out in the crowd.  You can pose with The Big Sweep too at 100 W. 14th Ave.

Cows invade Denver

You can find a mother and her calf about three times the size of normal cows just east of the Denver Art Museum.  These two large bovines bring a sense of the Colorado farmland into the big city.  Folks can also find other cows painted and decorated with special themes throughout downtown Denver throughout the year.  You can find Cow Town at W. 12th Ave between Bannock St. & Acoma St.


cow statues in Denver

Demon Horse

Everyone who flys into Denver is greeted by a large blue demon in the shape of a bronco, next to the Denver International Airport (DIA).  This Demon Horse shares a love/hate relationship with the citizens of Denver and has been lovingly given the nickname, “Bluecifer.”  Though many have tried to get this piece of art removed,it continues to catch everyone’s attention. And rightfully so, because you can’t take your eyes off it.  You can stare into the red  eyes of Bluecifer near DIA at 8500 Pena Blvd.

a large blue demon horse next to the Denver International Airport