Art-i-fax originated in 2016 with the desire to create an open-air art gallery along Colfax. That event kicked off our Art on the Ave initiative, which included the painting of utility boxes and certain intersections along Colfax.
Once again, the idea (other than having a kick-ass party), is that we pay homage to the people and events that helped shape Colfax, while also reflecting upon the kind of Colfax community we want to foster for the future.
Location & Inspiration
Following a successful 2017, Art-i-fax will again be held at the intersection of Park and Colfax. We’ll be shutting down Park Ave. from Colfax to Humboldt for the event. The location is inspired by our Streetscape Plan and will be part celebration, part demonstration to help the community experience the space as a plaza.
The street party will incorporate some aspects and programming that could take place if the space were eventually turned into a public plaza. We want to walk away from the event with a clear vision for what the community wants to see in a space like this, so we need your feedback!
Colfax Ave BID
The Colfax Ave Business Improvement District (BID) promotes economic vitality, implements a clean and safe street program, and advocates on behalf of area businesses among public and private partners. We are funded by a tax on commercial property located within the BID’s boundaries (approximately Grant to Josephine, between 14th and 16th). Founded in 1989, the organization is governed by a volunteer board of directors representing a diverse mix of area businesses and property owners and who are appointed by the Mayor.