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Downtown Denver

Part of the thrill of living downtown is being a part of the city's heartbeat. And Downtown Denver doesn't disappoint. Denver boasts more than 200 stores and 300 restaurants, not to mention a vibrant and nationally-recognized performing arts center, beautiful new sports arenas and art galleries of all shapes and sizes tucked inside city blocks and neighborhood alleyways.

Art
First Friday Art Walk
Every First Friday of the Month5 - 9 p.m.

The Golden Triangle Arts District's FREE Art Bus shuttles passengers to neighborhood gallery openings, participating museums, artist's studios and restaurants. The Art Bus provides transportation between exhibits, making its rounds every twenty minutes, and offering a FREE ride around the Arts District.
Golden Triangle Arts District

303.573.1170
www.gtad.org

Art in the City
Monthly Art Party

8:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Art in the city, is a monthly showcase of local artistic talent for arts and cultural patrons. First Friday art enthusiasts now have a hot spot to continue the party after the galleries close. After your next First Friday gallery tour, bring your friends to art in the city at the Walnut Foundry. Continue your evening with like-minded creative souls and enjoy free food, inexpensive libations, live music, and the works of Denver’s hottest emerging visual and performing artists.
www.cbca.org/programsartcity.asp
Walnut Foundry
The Walnut Foundry is a converted warehouse occupied by Thompson Pipe & Steel from the 1940's through the early '70's. We have maintained the basic integrity of the arched wood beam construction and the steel-transporting ceiling fixtures to create this unique urban space. Walnut Foundry is ideal for a wide variety of functions with 4,800 sq. feet of open space and features a large off-street parking lot.
3002 Walnut Street Denver Colorado 80205
303.394.3672
www.walnutfoundry.com
info@walnutfoundry.com

Hours Vary - See website for details
See website for current exhibits

Museo De Las Americas
The Museo de las Americas educates and inspires all audiences to the art and culture of the people of Latin America, from ancient times to the present.
861 Santa Fe Drive
303.571.4401
www.museo.org

Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sat. - Sun. 12 - 5 p.m.
See website for current exhibits

+ Gallery
2350 Lawrence St.
303.296.0927
www.plusgallery.com

Wednesday through Saturday, Noon - 6 p.m.
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EDGE Gallery
3658 Navajo St.
303.477.7173
www.edgegallery.org

Friday 7-10 p.m., Sat & Sun 1- 5 p.m.
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Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee St.
303.298.7788
www.robischongallery.com

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Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe
303.455.4435
www.sparkgallery.com

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Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave.
303.355.8955
www.walkerfineart.com

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William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee St.
303.893.2360
www.williamhavugallery.com

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Wilson Adams Gallery
1307 Bannock St.
303.825.0950
www.wilsonadamsgallery.com

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William Matthews Gallery
1617 Wazee St.
303.534.1300
www.williammatthewsgallery.com

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Plinth Gallery
Located in the River North Art District
3520 Brighton Blvd Denver, CO 80216
303-295-0717
www.plinthgallery.com

Tuesday Through Saturday, Noon - 5 p.m.
Penny Saturdays - First Saturday of the month

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Admission is 1 penny


Museum of Contemporary Art - Denver
Our admission prices are: Members Always Free General $10 Students & Seniors $5 KIDS (under 6) FREE The first Saturday of every month is Penny Saturday, where admission is only a penny for everyone. MCA also has complimentary docent-led tours Wednesday – Sunday at 11:30AM & 3PM.
1485 Delgany Street Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7554
www.mcadenver.org

Tues. - Sun. - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri until 10 p.n.
Third Fridays

5 - 8 p.m.

The Third Friday Preview Night takes place every third Friday of the month. Many galleries are open until at least 8pm with opening receptions. It's the charm of the Art District without the First Friday crowds!

Artists on Santa Fe
Artists on Santa Fe features the work of 16 artists, most of whom maintain studio space within the building. The public is welcome to view and purchase works of art in our Gallery, and wander the studios to watch the creative process at work!
747 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204
303.573.5903
www.artistsonsantafe.com

Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lightness and Darkness Are a Pair

KIM FERRER & LAUREN MAYER

Jun 12, 2011 - Sep 10, 2011
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Each installation’s material focus is porcelain, providing a delicate aesthetic occurrence. These installations are in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition Marvelous Mud,

Walker Fine Art

300 W. 11th Ave.
303.355.8955
www.walkerfineart.com

Contacto 12
Jun 23, 2011 - Sep 19, 2011
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Museo de las Americas presents Contacto 12 curated by Maruca Salazar Featuring the De La Torre brothers.
Museo De Las Americas
The Museo de las Americas educates and inspires all audiences to the art and culture of the people of Latin America, from ancient times to the present.
861 Santa Fe Drive
303.571.4401
www.museo.org

Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sat. - Sun. 12 - 5 p.m.

Thinking About Flying
Jul 01, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011
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Thinking About Flying is a project by artist Jon Rubin. For this project the MCA has been provided with a group of young homing pigeons to be cared for by the museum and trained by its visitors. Museum visitors are invited to participate by taking home a pigeon in a carrying case and releasing the pigeon to fly back to its loft on the museum’s roof. The pigeons will travel distances increasing from a few blocks to many miles.

By sharing in the responsibility of caring for the pigeons, the relationship between the visitors and the institution is made explicit and personal and a collective stake in the ongoing life of the artwork is initiated. At once poetic and practical, the temporary placement of the pigeons in visitors’ homes expands not only the artwork, but also the space of the museum itself. The traditional notion of an art museum is inverted as domestic spaces perform the function of temporary exhibition sites and the institutional space is cast as a domicile and caretaker. In this way the work maps the social and geographic relationship between the institution and its constituent audience.

Museum of Contemporary Art - Denver
Our admission prices are: Members Always Free General $10 Students & Seniors $5 KIDS (under 6) FREE The first Saturday of every month is Penny Saturday, where admission is only a penny for everyone. MCA also has complimentary docent-led tours Wednesday – Sunday at 11:30AM & 3PM.
1485 Delgany Street Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7554
www.mcadenver.org

Tues. - Sun. - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri until 10 p.m.

Limited Edition Prints by Georgia Amar
Jul 09, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011
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Georgia Amar has framed a dozen more of her hand-pulled limited edition serigraphs. The artist’s vibrant images continue to work their magic through the interplay of color and light. Georgia’s art will be displayed on the 2nd floor of the building.
Habitat Gallery and Studio
828 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204
303.534.9740

PHOTOS AND PAINTINGS OF: Sacsayhuamán: Cusco, Peru
Aug 03, 2011 - Sep 26, 2011
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Sacsayhuamán (also known as Saksaq Waman, Sacsahuaman or Saxahuaman) is a walled complex on the northern outskirts of the city of Cusco, Peru, the former capital of the Inca empire. The complex is made of large polished dry-stone walls, each boulder carefully cut to fit together tightly without mortar.

Join us during the month of August to view Macy Dorf's photography of this amazing location and Susan Helbig's oil paintings, interpretations of Macy's photos.
Auraria Library
1100 Lawrence St. Denver, CO

Albert Chong, Tei Kobayashi, Takashi Nakazato, & Kazu Oba
Aug 05, 2011 - Sep 10, 2011
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This exhibition will feature politically-charged photo composites by Jamaican photographer Albert Chong; a habitat-based installation from Japanese artist Tei Kobayashi; ceramic work from one of the most celebrated contemporary Japanese potters, Takashi Nakazato, and sculptural work by Colorado artist and assistant of Nakazato, Kazu Oba.
Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave.
303.355.8955
www.walkerfineart.com

Refuseniks:
An exhibit about Colorado Legislators and their efforts to free Soviet dissidents

Sep 01, 2011 - Oct 31, 2011
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About the Refuseniks On June 15, 1970, twelve citizens of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics purchased every ticket on a flight from Leningrad to Priozersk. Claiming that they were traveling to a wedding, they prepared to board the ten-seater Antonov An-2. Their true objective was to hijack the plane, fly to Sweden and leave their homeland. Before they boarded the place at Leningrad’s Smolny airfield, government authorities arrested them. During the next eighteen years, many lobbied the Soviet government for their release, including advocates from Colorado.

Denver Public Library
Central Library
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway
720.865.1306
denverlibrary.org

SACSAYHUAMAN: CUZCO, PERU Stonework of Incan Ruins
Macy Dorf and Susan Helbig

Sep 01, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011
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Come view Macy Dorf's incredible photos of Incan ruins and Susan Helbig's oil painting interpretations of these photos

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Artists on Santa Fe
Artists on Santa Fe features the work of 16 artists, most of whom maintain studio space within the building. The public is welcome to view and purchase works of art in our Gallery, and wander the studios to watch the creative process at work!
747 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204
303.573.5903
www.artistsonsantafe.com

Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Western Union Exhibit
Sep 01, 2011 - Oct 31, 2011
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An Exhibit featuring history of and information about Western Union.
Denver Public Library
Central Library
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway
720.865.1306
denverlibrary.org

From Smoke to Text: What's Next?
Sep 01, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011
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From Smoke to Text displays how telecommunications changes our lives and world. The show, created by The Telecommunications History Group, Inc., guides viewers from smoke signals and invention of the telegraph in the 1800s to smart phones and the internet today. It asks viewers to envision “What’s Next?”

The exhibit features several interactive displays including a telegraph sender and a receiver, an early operator switchboard to connect calls, and a switch that shows how calls moved automatically through early mechanical equipment.
Denver Public Library
Central Library
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway
720.865.1306
denverlibrary.org

Kevin O’Connell “Moments of Inertia”
Sep 15, 2011 - Oct 29, 2011
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New and expansive points of view are explored within the artist’s photographic series on the subject of the Eastern Colorado plains. With spare, yet hyper-detailed imagery of the vast Colorado range, this highly respected photographer’s choice of utilizing the panoramic scale for his latest images allows the viewer to further investigate the complexity that each horizon line reveals.


Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee St.
303.298.7788
www.robischongallery.com

Zhong Biao new paintings
Sep 15, 2011 - Oct 29, 2011
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Following the success of the Denver Art Museum’s “Embrace!” exhibition, as well as other noteworthy international exhibitions, China’s Zhong Biao offers his select and newest recognizably expressionistic canvases. A collision of culture and time, the artist’s contrasting elements of the figure, gestural mark and varied symbolic forms are suspended in dynamic, painterly and surrealist worlds.


Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee St.
303.298.7788
www.robischongallery.com

Danae Falliers “Semi”
Sep 15, 2011 - Oct 29, 2011
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“Semi”, a new series of photographs, expands on the artist’s on-going exploration of the subject of the American open road through a decidedly expressive lens. Falliers redirects the traditional view of the endless highway into a visual experience that is more immediate – contrasting abstraction with representational imagery; movement with stillness. Riding on the edge of photography and painting, the artist uses her considerable technical skill and imagination to create a series that covers territory that is both dynamic and contemplative.

Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee St.
303.298.7788
www.robischongallery.com

Chuck Forsman “Interstate Alms”
Sep 15, 2011 - Oct 29, 2011
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At the culmination of his nearly decade-long series of paintings, one of the region’s most respected artists presents landscape subjects which explore the culturally contemplative terrain of current U.S./Vietnam relations, post war. Alongside the artist’s “Vietnamerican” series, Chuck Forsman also offers new signature work from his on-going, environmentally-charged landscape series of the West.
Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee St.
303.298.7788
www.robischongallery.com

Brigan Gresh, Mark Penner-Howell and Don Quade
Sep 16, 2011 - Nov 05, 2011
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Each artist has generated a new series of work from exploration. Brigan Gresh’s work is a visual depiction of the ideas that can be generated minds work together. For Mark Penner-Howell, the creation of a painting is an exercise in manipulating pictorial context to suggest new readings of familiar icons. His aim is to create a kind of visual ‘mash-up’ where surprising narratives emerge from an unlikely combination of source materials. Don Quade utilizes the garden as metaphor, with his most recent work focusing on the transitional and transformative phases of nature’s life cycles.
Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave.
303.355.8955
www.walkerfineart.com

HORIZONS
Bonny Lhotka & Norman Epp

Sep 16, 2011 - Nov 13, 2011
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Horizons: Altered Reality by Bonny Lhotka is the visual intersection of hard reality and abstract creation. Lhotka’s layered photography captures the material components of a scene, while exemplifying the emotion and depth that no single image could produce.

Horizons: Shades from a Nether World by Norman Epp allows the explosive and empowering beauty of nature to be partially harnessed by the human spirit. Each sculpture, composed of timeworn discards of wood, steel and stone, formulates a unique dialogue between traditional aesthetics and a contemporary, conceptual sensibility.
Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave.
303.355.8955
www.walkerfineart.com

Fresh City Life
ArtSkool: Where's Van Gogh?: Denver's Art Districts

Sep 22, 2011
2 - 4 p.m.

Take an armchair tour of metro Denver's best areas to see, enjoy and learn about local art and artists. Art impresario, gallery owner and award-winning artist Jimmy Sellars shares his treasure map for seeking the creative heart and soul of Denver.

Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge - Registration Opens September 8
Denver Public Library
Central Library
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway
720.865.1306
denverlibrary.org

Huerfano Valley Photographs/Fotos del Valle Huérfano

Oct 03, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011
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Photograph exhibit depicting the Huerfano Valley. Photographer, Roberta Price. Exhibición fotográfica que representa el Valle Huérfano. Fotografías de Roberta Price.
Denver Public Library
Central Library
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway
720.865.1306
denverlibrary.org

Fresh City Life
Son of Flair v. The Curse of Magneto

Oct 20, 2011
Noon - 2 p.m.

Button and magnet making with gorgeous retro Halloween images and some fun, mod stuff, too. We’ll bust out all of our tools and you’ll receive a Trick or Treat bag filled with the materials you’ll need to create a stash of All Hallows Eve accoutrements. All materials provided, $10 materials fee. Registration is required and will open on Thursday, October 6.
Denver Public Library
Central Library
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway
720.865.1306
denverlibrary

 


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