Public Art eXperience

The Montrose Public Art eXperience (PAX) aims to create a more pleasing visual environment, expand opportunities to experience quality works of art, and facilitate the development, acquisition, and display of art in Montrose’s public spaces. The PAX Brochure and Sculpture Map serves as a guide to exploring sculptures that are on display in downtown Montrose.

The Montrose Public Art eXperience (PAX) is a partnership between the PAX volunteer board, Montrose Downtown Development Authority, City of Montrose, PAX volunteer board members, local business sponsors and the public. 
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People’s Choice Award 
Each year the public has the opportunity to select the winner of the “People’s Choice Award.” A $500 cash prize and certificate are awarded at the end of the exhibit year to the sculptor of the piece that receives the most votes.  “People’s Choice” voting forms can be mailed or dropped off at City Hall, 433 South First Street, OR mailed to:  PAX, c/o Montrose DDA, P.O. Box 1165, Montrose, CO 81402. Deadline to vote for the 2014-15 exhibit is September 1, 2015.

The winner of the 2013-2014 “People’s Choice Award” was “Ol Rusty” created by artists at Prospect Steel, Inc.  2014-2015 “Elevating the Arts” PAX Poster

Major PAX sponsors for 2014-2015 are Around the Corner Art Gallery, City of Montrose, Downtown Development Authority, Alpine Bank, Montrose Arts Council, and Linda & Michael Balas.  “Friends of PAX” include Carolyn & Paul Bellavance, John & Anne Britton, Columbine Copy Center, LLC, Tricia Dickinson, Eric Lee, Arthur & Barbara McIlravy, M&M Artistic Images/Rick & Jill Myers, Montrose Community Foundation, Bob & Karen Nicholson, Silke & Gordon Printz, Dr. Sheryl S. Solow, Craig & Julee Wolverton, City of Montrose Public Works, AND our wonderful PAX artists!

Get Involved
You can volunteer your time and energy, make a financial donation or even become a PAX sponsor. PAX is a Region 10 Enterprise Zone contribution entity and a component fund of the Montrose Community Foundation. To learn more, contact the Downtown Development Authority (970) 497-8699.

Visit the PAX Artwork Photo Gallery