"I have been dreaming to be a tree" by Byeong Doo Moon of Gwangju-si, South Korea
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs' Art on the Streets exhibition
, and 17 new works have been picked to go on display around the downtown corridor. They'll join three "encore" exhibits and a new purchase added to the city's permanent outdoor collection.
This year, the Downtown Partnership received a staggering 90 proposals from 72 artists. The 17 participating works were selected by Joy Armstrong of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College and Rodney Wood of Trinidad's ArtoCade Art Car Festival. The new pieces will be on display by early June; check out a full list of selected artists below.
- Jodie Bliss of Monument
- Justin Deister of Louisville, CO
- Jimmy Descant of Salida, CO
- Steven Durow of Fruitland, MD
- Neil Fenton & Nathaniel Baker of Colorado Springs (collaborative work)
- Scott Froschauer of Sun Valley, CA
- Sara Madandar, Christina Coleman & Jieun Beth Kim of New Orleans, LA (collaborative work)
- Byeong Doo Moon of Gwangju-si, Republic of Korea
- Trace O’Connor of Fort Collins, CO
- Kyle Ocean of Fort Collins, CO
- Nikki Pike of Denver
- Kasia Polkowska & Kyle Cunniff of Alamosa, CO
- Yoshitomo Saito of Denver
In addition, the Downtown Partnership has announced that "I have been dreaming to be a tree" by artist Byeong Doo Moon, part of the 2017-18 exhibition, has been purchased through the Judy Noyes Memorial Purchase Fund and will be donated to the city and remain on display for the foreseeable future. Three other exhibits from the 2017-18 exhibition — "Aspires" by Mitchell Dillman of Penrose
, "Nothing Greater than / Less than Love" by Joshua Kennard of Colorado Springs, and "Double Bench III (Basics)" by Matthias Neumann of Brooklyn, NY — will remain on exhibition until further notice.