Street Art Denver

DENVER PUBLIC ART  TOURS

Denver  Public Art   "Unplugged" Tour Overview

 

It doesn't take long for downtown Denver visitors to notice the wide variety of public art on display. Whether it's our infamous big blue bear, the murals of 16th Street Mall, or the more historic statues in Civic Center Park, there are public art pieces to please art enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike - we promise! Thanks to Denver's investment in the city's art scene, we have some of the best public art that U.S. cities have to offer and this Denver art tour experience gives you the opportunity to visit the most iconic of Denver's 400+ public art pieces on this tour.

Join us to see Denver's art scene unplugged: this tour gives you the inside scope on Denver's most infamous art and all of the controversy, inspiration, and behind-the-scenes stories about the art and the artists that you can handle. 

 

On this private walking tour through the heart of downtown Denver, enjoy an experience that’s customized to your interests and, along the way, enjoy plenty of time to chat with your guide, ask questions, take pictures, and learn more about the Mile High City's vast array of public art and history.

Tour Details

Departure Time Choices:

9:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Above times are bookable online.

Looking for a different time? Just email us!

Year-Round: Wed. & Thurs.

Above days of the week are bookable online.

Looking for a different day? Just email us!

Duration:

2 hours

Difficulty:

Easy, flat, plenty of stops

1.3 miles

Meeting Place:

The Denver Art Museum

100 W 14th Ave Pkwy.

Ending Location:

Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis St.

Additional Denver Art Tour Info:

Meeting Place:

  • Please meet your guide near "The Big Sweep" just south of W. 13th Ave. by the Art Museum's Frederic C. Hamilton building entrance. The Big Sweep is one of Denver's most famous public art pieces and is a very large broom and blue dustpan - you can't miss it!

  • Be sure to arrive at least 5-10 minutes prior to the tour departure time to meet your guide and sign the Waiver. Tours do start and depart on time.

  • Tours still operate rain, snow, or shine and when events are happening at the Capitol or in Civic Center Park, and there are events almost every weekend in our warmer months.

    • In cases of extreme weather, our team will contact you with rescheduling or cancellation information.​

  • Your guide will be wearing a neon yellow Denver Walking Tours shirt. They may also be carrying a small green Denver Free Walking Tours sign, especially in less than ideal weather. 

  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible

  • The starting or ending locations of your Denver art tour can be changed to accommodate your needs, interests, and schedule; just email our team.

 

Ages:

  • All ages are welcome!  Will kid(s) like the tour? That really depends on your kiddo(s)! Our Denver art tours are suitable and designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Your guide is trained and experienced in working with youth. Youth ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Odds & Ends:  

  • Don't forget to bring water! 

  • This is a great activity to do on one of your first days in town! 

 

Pricing:

1-5 Guests

Pricing is per group, not per guest:

2-hour tour: $140

6-12 Guests

Pricing is per group, not per guest:

2-hour tour: $185

13-20 Guests

Pricing is per group, not per guest:

2-hour tour: $260

21-30 Guests

Pricing is per group, not per guest:

2-hour tour: $380

Sample Art Tour Itinerary*  *Can vary based  on seasonal and short-term art pieces

Denver Art Museum area:

  1. Tour Start: Denver Art Museum - The Big Sweep

  2. Lao Tzu

  3. Wheel

  4. The Yearling

Civic Center Park area:

  1. The Prospector

  2. The controversial piece: In Honor of Christopher Columbus

  3. East 2 West Source Point

16th Street Mall area:

  1. Keys to the City

  2.  CowParade

  3. Hi My Name is Awsum

Colorado Convention Center and Performing Arts Complex area:

  1. I See What You Mean

  2. Man and Woman

  3. Tour End: The Dancers 

    

Cancellation/Refund Policy: No refunds are available for our Denver art tours & tickets are not transferable to other dates.

Looking for a customized tour route, customized start start time, customized starting location or other inquiries. Please fill out this quick, easy Denver Walking Tours inquiry form:  

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