Want free local artwork from Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art?

A new program allows anybody in the city borrow work from local artists for up to a year.

The Octopus Initiative, which is like a public library for art, began accepting entries on Thursday.

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The museum is running out of space, so it's loaning out pieces from local artists lottery-style.

People who want to borrow a piece can browse the available collection either in person at the museum or online.

They can look at the art, learn about the artists and 'heart' their favorite works to enter the lottery.

The exhibit's mission is to get art out of the museum and into the hands of more people, instead of just the rich.

The museum buys all of the pieces they loan out, so the exhibit also supports local artists. Those artists also get free studio space and materials.

And those who win the opportunity to borrow a piece, get a free way to impress house guests.

Currently, only Denver metro residents are eligible to enter. That means those who live in Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties.

Learn more and sign up here: http://bit.ly/2G331wG.