In 2016, Colfax Ave launched Art on the Ave to bring more art to Colfax and create an open air art gallery along the corridor. The initiative kicked off with the painting of 13 utility boxes along the street, transforming dull, gray boxes to beautiful pieces of art. The project was funded by a grant from Denver’s Urban Arts Fund.

Local artists submitted their work and 13 winners were chosen – check out their masterpieces below. After the boxes were complete, Colfaxians voted for their favorites!

If you’re looking for a local artist to help you out with a project, we highly recommend the artists you see below. If you’d like to reach out to them for any potential work, contact us at info@colfaxave.com and we’ll put you in touch!

Walking on Colfax and admiring one of the utility boxes? Share your photos on social media and be sure to tag us (@ColfaxAveDen on Instagram and Twitter, @ColfaxAve on Facebook) and include the hashtag #ArtOnTheAve!


Artist:
Brienne Jepkema (First Place)
Location: 1245 E. Colfax


Artist:
Adelina Gonzales (Second Place)
Location: 2019 E. Colfax


Artist:
Andre Dion (Third Place)
Location: 338 E. Colfax


Artist:
Ian Bawn
Location: 616 E. Colfax


Artist:
Jennifer Bobola
Location: 2340 E. Colfax


Artist:
Seymon Ozjuah Gurule
Location: 629 E. Colfax


Artist:
 The Gathering Place
Location: 2000 E. Colfax


Artist:
Rhonda Kimura
Location: 1244 E. Colfax


Artist:
Emily Knaub
Location: 1040 E. Colfax


Artist:
Susan Martinez
Location: 1775 E. Colfax


Artist:
SURJ
Location: 935 E. Colfax


Artist:
Christopher Haven
Location: 2331 E. Colfax


Artist:
Anduriel Widmark
Location: 900 E. Colfax