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Art on the Street 2019- Lafayette, Colorado
The Collective
201 N. Public Road
Lafayette, CO 80026

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 11/6/18
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Exhibit your sculpture in Old Town Lafayette, Colorado.  Artists who participate in the Lafayette's Art on the Street program tell us we are one of the best programs they've experienced. Lafayette has refined its community engagement and ability to promote the AOTS program and it's participating artists.  We feature each sculpture on its own web page; brochures are printed in English and in Spanish, and we will link to your website for additional exposure to your body of work.  If your sculpture is selected our honorarium is $750 for a one year installation.  Two additional prizes also are awarded. The $1000 Jean Mellblom Award for Artistic Excellence, and the $250 People's Choice Award.  If you are traveling from more than 250 miles away, we will provide you with an additional $100 lodging/travel stipend. As we enter our 11th year, we have 20 Art on the Street sculpture locations to fill. 

To Enter:

  • Only one sculpture per application.
  • Submit up to 3 photos of one sculpture, on the same application.
  • A photo with a yardstick or another size reference is helpful.
  • Artists may submit multiple applications.

In addition to the Art on the Street Program, Lafayette has over 20 permanent pieces, an Alley Art Amazin’ program with over 80 murals painted in our alleyways and neighborhoods, and several excellent gallery spaces.  Lafayette has built a great reputation as a fun arts destination and has won statewide recognition by winning the Governor’s Award for the Arts.  On average, 1-2 sculptures have been purchased from the AOTS program each year.  

Installations are scheduled the first week of April 2, 3, 4,  2019.  Rain/snow installations dates will be April 9 - 11, 2019.  Under your supervision, and with your assistance, our public works crew will carefully and securely install your artwork to our steel pedestals or concrete pads with metal inserts. Our staff and crew will work with you to
choose the best orientation for public viewing. We have welding equipment, drills, lifts, and as many resources as needed for a quality installation.

Our website will feature a page for each sculpture in the Art on the Street Collection.  This will feature a photo of the sculpture, a photo of the artist, information about purchase and your artist’s statement.   Our mobile app, Activate Lafayette!, will allow users to have access all of the Art on the Street sculpture locations and information. You can see past year's AOTS collection at: .

In addition to the on-line marketing, we also hold a community engagement art contest each year called See and Respond! which highlights the Art on the Street sculptures.  The See & Respond! Program encourages people to come SEE our AOTS collection and to RESPOND! in poetry, 2-D art and photography.   Last year we received over 50 responses to the AOTS sculptures.  The entries are displayed at our culminating event, the Art on the Street: See & Respond! Meet the Artists Reception held each year at the Lafayette Public Library in the fall. This is our official artists’ reception for Art on the Street as well as the exhibit opening and awards & recognition ceremony.  Each selected artist will receive 2 tickets to this event, which is held mid-October each year.  


  • Entries are due November 5, 2018.
  • Jury will make its selections in November 2018.
  • Artists will be notified December 2018
  • Installation April 2 – 4, 2019
  • Reception October 12, 2019 (tentative)
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