The Colorado Convention Center

Denver, Colorado

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The Colorado Convention Center, already known for its progressive public art, selected NINE dot ARTS to curate fourteen new art installations from Colorado-based artists and galleries that nearly doubled their permanent collection. Throughout the project, NINE dot ARTS helped coordinate an innovative public-private partnership between Denver Arts & Venues, the city agency that oversees the convention center, and SMG, the center’s management firm. The new additions showcase both the city’s artistic forefathers such as Roland Bernier and Phil Bender as well as its next generation of creatives like Mindy Bray, Derrick Velasquez, and Sandra Fettingis. The new convention center art became a cornerstone for the launch of IMAGINE 2020, Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s new cultural plan for Denver


“Nine dot Arts possess a very special skill in their ability to present and curate a full array of art media types for placement in large public spaces.”  John Adams, General Manager for Colorado Convention Center

The Colorado Convention Center

Denver, Colorado

Art Program Results:
-Large-scale public-private partnership
-Launching pad for IMAGINE 2020, Denver's cultural plan
-Activates the convention center's 2,000,000 square feet of interior space
-Highlights Colorado's established and emerging artistic community

Art Program Facts:
-14 large-scale artworks and installations
-One 160-foot long, site-specific installation
-One 1,200-square foot mural
-One 30-foot under-stair installation