DENVER (CBS4) – Denver is planning a facelift for the 16th Street Mall and that means it is looking for artists to create original art.
The city requires 1% of all public improvement budgets to go to public arts. Now Denver Public Art wants artists to submit their proposals for the diverse communities that used the Mall.READ MORE: Remains Of West Coast Bomb Cyclone Will Bring Stormy Weather To Colorado On Tuesday
It’s 1.25 miles through the heart of downtown Denver. The panel, which will pick the artwork, wants three-dimensional pieces that will be “beacons or gateways to the City of Denver and will draw visitors to the Mall using tactile, light and/or sound components.”
The hope is the artwork will have space-conserving strategies while by using vertical and overhead components. The budget is $700,000.READ MORE: What Is Sweetwater Lake, A 'Hidden Gem' That's Soon-To-Be Colorado's 43rd State Park?
The city approved the plan to renovate the mall in March after it has gone nearly 40 years without any major upgrades.
The mall is home to more than 300 businesses. The improvements include moving bus lanes to make the mall more pedestrian-friendly while also improving the lighting.MORE NEWS: 'Best Small Cities In America': 4 Colorado Communities Make Top 100 List
The deadline for applications is October 18.