What We Do: Downtown Ventures uses public art and innovative public benefit programs to support small business and enliven the heart of our city. We make our city center welcoming and inspiring for all with thought-provoking sculptures and murals, walking tours, Skate in the Park, First Fridays and more. The Springs does better when it has a strong Downtown, and our programs benefit artists, entrepreneurs and residents regionwide.
Why This Matters: Cities with thriving downtowns see better outcomes for every neighborhood’s economic vitality, cultural vibrancy and civic engagement. For 25 years Downtown Ventures programs have helped people from all walks of life get active, connected and invested in the place they call home. Our diverse and accessible public art and performances, guided tours, ice skating, and educational events serve all ages and abilities.