Art in the Park at Hogan Park and Jubilee Roasting Co. receive the 2024 Arts and Business Partnership Award
Two iconic Aurora locations, The Aurora Highlands’ Art in the Park at Hogan Park and Jubilee Roasting Co., have been awarded the 2024 Arts and Business Partnership Award by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts.
The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts honors companies and individuals for their outstanding business partnerships, innovative contributions and public engagement with the arts. This year, two iconic city of Aurora locations, The Aurora Highlands’ Art in the Park at Hogan Park and Jubilee Roasting Co., have been recognized with the 2024 Arts and Business Partnership Award for providing a platform where artists can foster a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere while creating a sense of community through public art.
“Public art enhances our public spaces, anchors our local gathering places and supports local business development, offering memorable one-of-a-kind experiences,” said Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman. “This award is a recognition of the importance of public art as one of the crucial elements that make our city a desirable place to live, visit and grow a business by transforming public spaces into vibrant culturally rich environments.”
Located in Hogan Park at Highlands Creek, a captivating collection of almost twenty installations unfolds across a two-mile stretch, representing a thoughtful commitment to fostering artistic expression in public spaces. The latest addition to Hogan Park at Highlands Creek is a monumental 21-foot-tall sculpture called “Umi” by South African artist Daniel Popper, which has captured the attention of visitors locally and across the country. “Umi” stands proudly alongside an impressive collection of original artworks from contemporary artists Olivia Steele, Hunter Brown and Lisa Solberg. Similarly, Jubilee Roasting Co. is a unique establishment where the intersection of arts and entrepreneurship creates a welcoming space for creativity and community interaction. These dynamic spaces make public art accessible in Aurora so that all people have the opportunity to experience different layers of meaning, enjoy the vibrancy of enhanced spaces and witness the collective history of the Aurora community, supporting the mission of the city’s Art in Public Places program.
About the city of Aurora’s Art in Public Places Program
The city of Aurora Art in Public Places Program was created 30 years ago with the passage of Ordinance 93-63 in September of 1993. The mission of the Art in Public Places Program is to capture the pulse of the community by contributing to neighborhood development, economic vitality and engaging the many voices of Aurora through art and culture. Locally and nationally renowned artists have created 300+ individual pieces to enhance Aurora’s public spaces with works of art ranging from outdoor sculptures and murals to functional works integrated into the architecture. More information about public art in Aurora is available at AuroraGov.org/PublicArt.