Public Art in Times of Change

Public art is a focal point of dialogue and change. Public Art Preconference attendees will learn what it means to work with communities in changing times, reflect on who is represented in current and historical public art, and consider how to connect with new audiences. We will explore the role public art is playing throughout the country, investigate current public art issues and trends, and explore Denver’s public art.

New this year, we will spend extended time visiting different locations throughout Denver to get a firsthand look at the ways public art is being used to connect with the community. Attendees will be able to select one of three uniquely designed tours that explore how national topics are playing out in the Denver public art scene. These tours will allow you to connect with both attendees and local area practitioners who will provide personal knowledge of their work and the impact it has on their community.

Attendees will also participate in three breakout sessions, have lunch with experts during moderated roundtables discussions, hear from the 2019 PAN Leadership Awardee, and engage in a newly-formatted PAN Year in Review session. 

Public Art Preconference attendees will also have two additional opportunities to network, including the annual Wednesday night dine-arounds—hosted by local public art professionals and PAN Council members—and the Thursday evening Preconference reception where they can mingle with attendees from all three preconferences.

Wednesday, June 13
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm On-Site Check-in/Registration
Thursday, June 14
8:00 am - 6:00 pm On-Site Check-in/Registration
8:30 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:40 am Welcome/PAN Leadership Award
9:40 am - 10:00 am Johnson Fellow (Public Art) Presentation: Tanya AguiƱiga
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break/Exhibitors
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Difficult Dialogues in the Public Art Process
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Enduring Legacies of Public Art, Memorials, and Monuments
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Neighborhood Public Art: Examples and How-to's
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Break/Exhibitors
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm From Proposal to Fabrication: Making Public Art
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm Neighborhood Placemaking: Temporary Projects for Permanent Impact
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm River North (RiNo) Mural Projects
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Break
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Precon Party!
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm Five in Five Presentations
Friday, June 15
8:00 am - 6:00 pm On-Site Check-in/Registration
8:30 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:45 am Trends in the Field: Public Art Network 2018 Year in Review
10:45 am - 11:00 am Closing
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Main Convention & Precon Plus Begins