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Exhibit at McNichols Civic Center Building Celebrates 20 Years of Art at DIA

Jan 22 - Public Art

New Exhibit at McNichols Civic Center Building Celebrates 20 Years of Art at Denver International Airport Denver International Airport (DIA) is exhibiting a temporary art display called “Culture Catalyst” at the McNichols Civic Center Building, located at 144 W. Colfax Avenue on the 3rd floor, through March 8, 2015. “Denver

100 Urban Arts Fund Murals

Jan 22 - Public Art

100 Urban Arts Fund Murals The Urban Arts Fund (UAF) is a graffiti prevention and youth development program which facilitates the creation of new murals in perpetually vandalized areas throughout the City and County of Denver. The UAF provides access to positive, creative experiences for youth and transforms dilapidated areas

Denver’s P.S. You Are Here Creative Placemaking Projects – Are Here!

Jan 22 - Create Denver

Denver's P.S. You Are Here Creative Placemaking Projects – Are Here! #PSYOUAREHERE In April 2014, Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Arts & Venues launched P.S. You Are Here, a creative placemaking and neighborhood revitalization program for creative, physical projects in public spaces such as parks, alleys, streets and sidewalks.

Denver Arts & Venues Celebrates Month of Photography

Jan 22 - Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues Celebrates Month of Photography: Exhibitions and Events at McNichols Building and Buell Theatre Denver’s Month of Photography, a biennial celebration of fine art photography, opens this month with special exhibitions taking place through Sunday, March 29 at the McNichols Civic Center Building (144 W. Colfax Ave.) and

Denver Public Art Announces First Dedication for the New Year

Jan 06 - Public Art

Denver Public Art is hosting a dedication at La Alma Neighborhood House featuring local Denver artist Andrea Moore on January 15. Moore is an artist and entrepreneur using writing, performance and photography to foster dialogue and connection across social and cultural lines. This event is free and open to the

Red Rocks Breaks Records Again

Jan 05 - Venues

For the fifth consecutive year, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre has broken records for events and attendance. Red Rocks hosted a record 104 concerts in 2014, plus 10 films and nine graduations. The amphitheatre was also the setting for 12 fitness events, including the Red Rocks Fitness Challenge and Yoga

Arts Complex economic impact tops $141 million

Nov 21 - Venues

The Denver Performing Arts Complex has an annual economic impact of more than $141 million and corresponds to approximately 2,500 jobs in Denver, according to an analysis recently completed by BBC Research & Consulting. Denver Arts & Venues retained BBC to estimate the annual economic impact of the arts complex

Mayor Hancock Announces Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture

Nov 18 - Events & Programs

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Arts & Venues and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture. Since 1986, the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture have annually recognized individuals and organizations that

Mayor Hancock announces team to lead Denver Performing Arts Complex Re-imagining Project

Oct 23 - Events & Programs

Mayor Michael B. Hancock has appointed an Executive Leadership Team of arts, business and civic leaders to launch a robust community input process to help determine a comprehensive vision for the Denver Performing Arts Complex and Boettcher Concert Hall. Denver Arts & Venues is leading the arts complex re-imagining project

City to lead Denver Performing Arts Complex re-imagining project

Sep 18 - Venues

Mayor Michael B. Hancock will appoint an Executive Leadership Team of arts leaders, planning experts and Denver residents to launch a robust community input process and help determine a comprehensive vision for the Denver Performing Arts Complex and Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Arts & Venues announced today.    “Arts, culture

City awards Initial P.S. You Are Here project grants

Aug 26 - Create Denver

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Arts & Venues have announced the grantees of the $40,000 P.S. You Are Here creative placemaking and neighborhood revitalization program. “From La Alma-Lincoln Park to Whittier and in neighborhoods across the city, these projects will create more livable communities for many Denver residents,” Mayor

Denver Unveils First Cultural Plan in 25 Years

Mar 04 - Arts Education

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Arts & Venues have released Denver’s first cultural plan in 25 years. IMAGINE 2020: Denver’s Cultural Plan provides a strategic vision for the city’s arts, culture and creativity, and sets a bold agenda to achieve in seven years. Through an inclusive, data-driven public input