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HSG 2017 “Selfie” Scavenger Hunt
The goal of this scavenger hunt is to take as many selfie photos with the following Denver landmarks. Post your photos in the app and tag them on social media with #HSG2017. Each photo posted to the app will earn you one point and the person with the most points wins! Take advantage of the free shuttle on the 16th street mall to get from one end to the other. Enjoy!

“I See What You Mean”
AKA “the big blue bear,” this sculpture by Lawrence Argent was initially supposed to reflect the colors of Colorado. The artist accidently printed the drawing in a solid blue color and decided he liked it better.

Blue Trees
This is an art installation by Konstatin Dimopolous. Blue color transforms trees into something surreal. The colorant is temporary and nontoxic and will eventually wash away.

“The Dancers”
This sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky looks like two 50-foot aliens dancing. At the base of this sculpture are 5 speakers which continuously play “Let’s Dance,” a musical composition composed and performed by Jonathan Borofsky and Samuel Conologue.

“Your Keys to the City”
Downtown Denver has placed several pianos on the 16th street mall between Lawrence and Tremont streets for any passerby, musically inclined or not, to play. Painted by local artists and students.

“Cow Parade”
This is an international public art exhibit featured in 79 major world cities. The cow is a universally beloved animal and represents different things to different people. Cows can be sacred, historical or illicit a number of emotions. The most common feeling is of affection and cows simply make people smile.

Daniels and Fisher Tower
Prior to 1550 the fashionable Daniels and Fisher Department store was the crown jewel of the Denver skyline. Built in 1911, the clocktower is on the National Register of Historic Places and a Denver landmark.

Union Station
Denver’s first train station was built in 1868. A fire that started in the women’s restroom in 1894 destroyed the central portion of the 1881 depot. This was then rebuilt and the site declined in the late 20th century with the decline of railway use. It has been recently restored and is a transportation hub and popular place to “be seen” in Denver.

Artist Bill Gian has created a colorful two-dimensional herd of flat buffaloes roaming on the 16th street mall. (Actually, I was unable to find the real name of the sculptures but I like this title.)

Larimer Square
The street gets its name from General Larimer who built Denver’s first residence with doors made from coffins. Larimer founded Denver City in 1858. The original buildings on Larimer street were built from wood and burned in a fire in 1863. This prompted an act requiring buildings to be built from brick or stone. Larimer square was saved from demolition in 1965 and is now a popular site for restaurants and night life.

“All Together Now”
Art installation by Roberto Behar and Rosario Manquart which transforms an anonymous street corner into a place of encounters in Downtown Denver. Composed of a 60 foot long wall with benches and a 45 foot tall urban toy.

“O Truth of Earth”
For this work, Joseph Kosuth chose an excerpt from the book “O Truth of Earth” by writer, art critic and social reformer John Ruskin. The lettering, circling the exterior of a hotel, was first sandblasted into stone and then fitted with stainless steel.

“Big Sweep”
This is a sculpture of a giant broom and dustpan by the artist Claes Oldenberg. It changes the scale and substance of a common everyday object.

Mile High Step
Located on the steps of the state capital – exactly one mile high in altitude (5280 feet)

“The Yearling”
Sculpture by Donald Lipsky was originally commissioned for an elementary school in Manhattan. The school district asked the artist to omit the horse from his 21-foot-tall statue and he refused. It spent 1997 in Central Park then moved to Denver in 1998.

Mr. Robot
Do the “robot” with Mr. Robot.