Free walking tours will highlight some of the history and artists behind Boulder’s artwork.

The Office of Arts and Culture is offering free walking tours of downtown Boulder’s public art starting Saturday, June 22. Each tour will last 1.5 hours and feature approximately 30 stops highlighting an array of sculptures, murals and urban design projects. Participants will begin the tour at the corner of 17th and Pearl Street and end at 13th Street and Arapahoe. Along the way, discover artwork installed as early as 1977 and as recently as 2024.

Guided tours will be offered most Saturdays at 11 a.m. beginning June 22 and most Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning June 26. Tours run through Saturday, August 31. Starting July 20, Saturday tours will be offered at 9 a.m. rather than 11 a.m. Visit the program website to view all available tour dates.

“We are excited to highlight pieces of our city’s public art collection with the community,” said Arts and Culture Manager Lauren Click. “These unique works of art, from iconic bronze sculptures to colorful murals in alleys, help tell our city’s story. And they are your art collection: always free to enjoy, inspired by Boulder’s community and natural surroundings. We look forward to sharing more about these works with community members during guided tours.”

Bring your walking shoes and water bottles and join us in exploring Boulder's rich public art scene! Please dress for the weather. The tour route will be accessible via paved sidewalks. Registration is required.

The city’s Community Vitality Department reserves the right to cancel tours that do not meet the minimum size of two people or due to inclement weather. Those who have registered will be notified of any changes to scheduled tours. Learn more about public art tours and register by visiting the program webpage. Find more information about the Public Art Program and open calls for artists on the city’s website.