ln the past year I've visiting Colorado quite often, and every time I go I see amazing public art almost everywhere I go. I just figured it was just in the downtown area, until my parents who just moved to Denver told me that business had to give a percentage to "public art." After doing my research I found out that the state of Colorado has the Art in Public Places Act. This Act makes one precent of capital construction for new or renovated state buildings to be used to purchase or make art for the specific building.
There seems to be a bit of controversy over the art placed and the rules about the art staying no matter what the community says. I think its awesome that Colorado puts so much money, time, and effort into the art's and the community that surrounds it. A lot of work that Colorado owns are pieces we have looked at in this Art History class. It's nice to know why the works are there in Colorado and who paid for them. I hope you all find this article interesting!