Civic Center Conservancy
110 16th Street, Suite 905
Denver, Colorado 80202

Art in the Park: Tree of Transformation

Free Public Event! Jan.18 | 5 to 6 pm


   A walk through Civic Center Park's central promenade to include interactive art experience!


The Civic Center Conservancy is excited to announce Civic Center Art in the Park: Tree of Transformation, an interactive art installation to be unveiled Thursday, January 18, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Civic Center Park.  This temporary installation, created by Denver-based artists Nick Geurts and Ryan Elmendorf of Yetiweurks, brings art, music and light together in a stunning, interactive display.  The piece is in the form of a tree, with a twisting steel-pipe trunk rooted in a full-size upright piano.  When the keys are played, users will delight in the resulting harmony and illumination caused by steel drums attached to the "branches" of the tree.  The installation will remain in the park through April 15th.


The free celebration kicking off Tree of Transformation's residency gives the public an opportunity to see this unique creation come to life for the first time in Civic Center.  Local musicians will demonstrate how the piece works while guests enjoy treats from local food and beverage trucks.  Guerts and Elmendorf, along with Civic Center Conservancy Director of Programming & Events Eric Lazzari, will speak and be available to answer questions about the work and its role in activating Civic Center Park as a culturally-driven location for locals and visitors alike.  


For images, information about the artists and an installation map, please click here

Food & beverage trucks at this event:  Sugardash and Doppios Coffee.

Local musicians at this event: Alright Alright.


The Tree of Transformation is supported by a grant from Xcel energy, a P.S. You Are Here grant from Denver Arts & Venues and a charitable contribution from Slifer Smith & Frampton.  The Civic Center Conservancy is deeply grateful to these organizations for helping make this program possible.