Street Wise Arts

A nonprofit organization

By supporting Street Wise Arts you are helping us to continue our mural and education programming in Boulder County. Your contribution helps us increase our capacity and reach so we can evolve and grow to meet the community needs in line with our core values.


"The Boulder Chamber is honored to have served as a premier sponsor and wall partner for the inaugural Street Wise Mural Festival. Leah Brenner Clack expertly guided the process, which was smooth, exciting, and highly collaborative. Today, the Chamber is home to an inspiring mural [created by renowned Colorado artist Armando Silva] that is a source of pride to our 1,300+ members and all who work at the Chamber Center. Community feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and we hope that more businesses will partner with Street Wise in the years ahead to bring meaningful, accessible and quality art to Boulder. " John Tayer, President Boulder Chamber


Our mission is to vision and create socially engaged community art, mural projects & art education in order to build community, amplify cultural diversity and engage each other in social justice and dialogue. Our core values are advocating for artist inclusivity, programming cross sector collaborations and contributing to a diverse cultural landscape.

Our mural festival "Street Wise Boulder" centers social activism, equity & diversity. Our youth programs explore Art & Activism for area youth.

Background Statement

Street Wise Arts was founded in 2015 (originally under the name And Art Space) with a mission to bring more public art and opportunities to artists in Boulder and to provide more opportunities for connections through public art. In 2015, public art was sparse and unbalanced within the CIty of Boulder and many in the community did not feel connected to the visual urban landscape as representative to their own identity. In 2016 we launched our youth programs for high school students exploring social justice and identity through public art.

2019 was pivotal as we expanded our mission to prioritize social justice within the content of our projects as well as diversity, equity and inclusion among artists, audience and staff. We launched "Street Wise Boulder," a mural festival centered around ARTivism (Art + Activism) to highlight and support racial equity, cultural diversity and community connections. We prioritize giving opportunities and platforms to historically underrepresented and marginalized populations including artists of color, women and LGBTQIA. We bring programs into neighborhoods, schools and communities that are historically marginalized. Street Wise Arts formed as a 501c3 in 2020. Our board of directors consists of 8 women from different backgrounds, including race, age, and socioeconomic status. All board members are connected to arts, education and activism in some way outside of their service on the Street Wise Board of Directors.

Organization Data


Organization name

Street Wise Arts

other names

And Art Space

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Arts, Culture & Humanities


2808 ELM AVE

Service areas

Boulder County, CO, US



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