Hailed as the second Best Small Art Town in America by author John Villani, and home to the nation’s largest juried outdoor sculpture show Sculpture in the Park, Loveland has long embraced art as a major part of its community and has art and culture you love. In 1984, the Sculpture in the Park show began. In 1985, Loveland made a profound commitment to the arts by becoming the first Colorado city to pass an Art in Public Places Ordinance for the purchase and ongoing maintenance of art.
Today, more than 300 public works of art including 200 bronze sculptures valued at almost $9 million are on display around Loveland and visitors can find locally produced paintings, photographs and designs weaved throughout the city. Art is found in parks such as Benson Sculpture Garden and Chapungu Sculpture Park, at the many galleries around town, in the Loveland Museum Gallery, in front of businesses and grocery stores, in neighborhoods and even along major roadways.