Call for Artists: Art on the Prairie Show

May 10, 2023 Education Department

Denver Botanic Gardens hosts the first annual Art on the Prairie Show at the Plains Conservation Center. The show celebrates the diverse and vibrant culture of the state of Colorado through art depicting scenes and activities related to life on the eastern prairie. 

Colorado artists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. Artwork may include landscapes, portraits, abstracts or other subject matter that represents the spirit and essence of the high plains now or in days gone by. 

Work must be delivered in person by artist or representative. Selected work will be featured in the Plains Conservation Center galleries July 7-14, with a free reception July 7, 5-7 p.m. that will feature food trucks, music and s’mores around the campfire. We look forward to welcoming members of the community to experience art on the peaceful prairie.

  • Submission deadline: Tuesday, June 20 
  • Submit up to 3 entries (3 MB max each) to:
  • Categories: Painting, drawing, photography, mixed media 
  • Eligibility: Colorado residents. All entries must be the artist’s original design and execution.
  • Free reception: Friday, July 7, 5-7 p.m.

The Plains Conservation Center is located at 21901 E. Hampden Avenue in Aurora

This post was contributed by Julie Reiske, assistant manager of school and plains programs.

Scenes from the Plains Conservation Center

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