25 years ago, Denver took a major step to being a “Great City” when Mayor Pena initiated the Public Art Program which has grown to over 300 works throughout the city. Through December 22, BEYOND BLUE celebrates the program with 75 works by 46 artists from the city’s collection. See it, free, at the McNichols Building at Civic Center. Additional works are on display in the lobbies of the Buell Theater. Great cities around the world embrace the arts.