Golden’s Parfet Park and Washington Avenue Bridge are home to 14 new, but tiny works of art.
The Itty Bitty Art Tour has returned for its second year, courtesy of the Golden Public Art Commission and local artists, with everything from a decorated bike rack and water fountain to a tiny license plate in a tree and a golden crack in the pavement.
“Itty Bitty Art is intended to be a fun and serendipitous experience for locals and visitors alike,” PAC member Kristie Brice stated in a press release. “It’s been such a joy to observe so many people of all ages, slow down, look around and happily discover tiny treasures throughout the town.”
While last year’s art tour installed pieces along the north side of Clear Creek and in the 1100 block of Washington Avenue, this year’s pieces are more concentrated. Most are in Parfet Park, and the remaining ones are on the Washington Avenue Bridge.
A few are quite small and out-of-the-way, so finding them requires some sleuthing.
Visit Golden and the PAC hosted tours of the pieces earlier this month.
As with last year, all the artwork is meant to be fun but temporary. How long they’ll last depends on the elements, with a few already showing some wear and tear.
Robin Flesichmann of Visit Golden said finding all 14 pieces could be a fun activity for families, couples or groups of friends as they visit downtown for holiday shopping and upcoming events.
For more information, including an overview of and the locations of all 14 pieces, visit cityofgolden.net/IttyBittyArt.
Click through additional photos of the Itty Bitty Art pieces here: