Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs

The Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs acts as an advisory board to Denver Arts & Venues' cultural programs department. The Commission is comprised of dynamic and accomplished Denver leaders in the areas of the arts, business and education, all of whom are appointed by the Mayor. The Commissioners are strong advocates for arts and culture, and are committed to the mission and goals of Cultural Programs and Denver Arts & Venues. Meetings of the Commission are open to the public. They are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. Call 720-865-4306 for details.

The Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs was established in 1991 to support the Mayor and serve as four major roles for Denver Arts & Venues: oversee the 1% for public art program, serve as trustees of Denver’s cultural plan, IMAGINE 2020, advise on arts and cultural issues, and act as ambassadors to the community.

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Co-Chair Rachel Basye, Art Students League of Denver
Co-Chair Suzi Q. Smith, Lighthouse Writer's Workshop
Abram Palmer, Creative Marketer/Art Producer/Entrepreneur
Alvina Vasquez, Political Director Jared Polis for Colorado
Bobby LeFebre, Poet, Performer, Cultural Worker
Carolynne Harris, Carolynne Harris Consulting
Evi Makovsky, NAI Shames Makovsky Realty
FloraJane DiRienzo, Festival Director
Heather Nielsen, Denver Arts Museum
Jami Duffy, All in Denver/Youth on Record
Josh Comfort, Real Estate Development Services
Kate Greeley, Denver Public Schools
Kyle Chism, Turner Construction Company
Leesly León, North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative
Maren Stewart, Taloma Partners
Michael Mowry, Mowry Studio
Mike McClung, Michael Warren Contemporary 
Sarah Kurz, LiveWell Colorado
Sean O'Connell, Live Nation Worldwide
Stephen Brackett, Flobots Band
Tess Vigil, Denver Public Schools
Toluwanimi Obiwole, Artist, Educator, Organizer
Van Schoales, A+ Colorado

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July 9, 2019 (Due to the 4th of July holiday, the meeting has been bumped to the following week)
4 - 6 p.m.

Alliance Française de Denver
571 Galapago St. 
Denver, CO 80204
The meeting will be in the upstairs open area