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Speaker Series: Living with Public Art

September 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Lowry Foundation Speaker Series presents a conversation between two experts in the public art field, Michael Chavez, Manager of the Public Art Program and Collection for the City and County of Denver, and public artist Patrick Marold. Join us for this lively conversation about public art in our community and the challenges of ensuring the artworks survive to create a legacy.

Did you know Lowry has nearly 25 public artworks dotting the parks, medians, and walls? The Lowry Foundation owns and is charged with taking care of most of the art in Lowry, and it is a challenging task. Come to this Speaker Series event to hear more about how and why we care for these community assets. Hear from two of Colorado’s foremost leaders in the public art industry. Yes, public art is an industry in Colorado! Denver alone has nearly 500 public artworks, and it is estimated that Colorado has 25 municipal public art programs with upwards of 2,500 public artworks in the community.

Join us early for a meet and greet with the speakers and enjoy wine and beer with light snacks. RSVP is requested to plan for refreshments. Scroll down to RSVP.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meet and greet7:00 p.m. Conversation

A big thank you goes to our Speaker Series sponsor, COPIC, and the evening’s refreshments are sponsored by our 2023 Star Partner, Clark’s Market Lowry.

About the Public Art Collection in Lowry

The Lowry Foundation owns 15 pieces of outdoor public art, ranging from large sculptural bus stops to horses prancing a median. The first artwork was installed 20 years ago. Denver Urban Renewal Authority funded most of the public art when Lowry was being redeveloped from an air force base into a neighborhood. Local families donated the other artworks. Care for public art in Lowry can cost upwards of $20,000 annually, and the Foundation has to fundraise the costs. See pictures of the artwork on our website.

Lowry’s “Flight Ride” bus shelter sculpture by Erick Johnson
Quebec Street between E. 2nd Ave. and Lowry Blvd.

Before Restoration July 2023

After Restoration August 2023


September 21, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Lowry Foundation
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The Eisenhower Chapel
293 Roslyn St
Denver, CO 80230 United States
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