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.
Public Art eXperience Logo

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 are found online or 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 2015-16 exhibit has been extended to October 11, 2016. NEW THIS YEAR - Vote directly online!

The winner of the 2014-2015 “People’s Choice Award” was “Talvez Manana” created by artist Pokey Park. 2015-2016 “Elevating the Arts” PAX Poster


Major PAX sponsors for 2015-2016 are City of Montrose, Downtown Development Authority, Linda & Michael Balas and Lark & Sparrow Historic Venue. “Friends of PAX” include Columbine Copy Center, LLC, M&M Artistic Images/Rick & Jill Myers, Montrose Community Foundation, 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 component fund of the Montrose Community Foundation. To learn more, contact the Downtown Development Authority (970) 497-8699 OR City of Montrose at (970) 240-1421.

Visit the PAX Artwork Photo Gallery