How Denver is celebrating World Art Drop Day

9NEWS @ 4. 9/6.2016

DENVER - For the second year in a row, Denver Arts & Venues is participating in the worldwide dropping of art -- World Art Drop Day -- an effort to hide artwork around cities, give people clues where to find it and encourage artists to get their work out there.

Denver is hiding models of Lawrence Argent's "I See What You Mean," all around town, although you probably know the 2005 artwork as the giant blue bear at the Colorado Convention Center.

They're giving away clues on their Facebook page and on Twitter, just search #ArtDropDenver.

"It's a concept that was started by Jake Parker out of Provo, Utah," Special Events Coordinator Brooke Dilling said. "The concept is that the world is really disconnected. There's ways that we can spread some joy to people, and one of the ways to do that is connect to random strangers.

"So, Art Drop Day -- the concept is, whatever city you find yourself in, create a piece of art, drop it somewhere, put clues on social media as to where you've dropped your art, leave information on there as to how the finder can contact you when they've found your art and you make new friends and you get a new piece of art."

The bear -- and other art -- are finders keepers -- so hurry!

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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