Look up and the mountains certainly demand attention in scenic Golden, but thanks to ten local artists working with the Golden Public Art Commission (PAC), those who look down will now also be rewarded by an outdoor art show of miniature paintings and sculptures in places you would least expect to find them.
Fourteen tiny art installations are now scattered throughout downtown Golden in places like water drains, tree stumps, cracks in concrete and on bridges. You might see a dinosaur bending around a pillar or a small train traveling along a crack. What is that living in the cement? It might be an extraterrestrial or a lizard or even butterflies!
The whimsical Itty Bitty Art offers the perfect solution to a temporary pause on public art acquisitions currently underway while the Golden Public Art Commission refines its vision and updates policies.
Look for all fourteen installations in different locations along Washington Ave. and along the Clear Creek Trail. You may wish to wander and discover them all on your own, or use the map below to guide you to each piece.