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Art Shop Day
Art Shop Day Marketplace
2020 has been a difficult year for artists. As events are canceled, galleries are closed or facing limited hours of operation, and businesses across the gamut are facing economic stress, we want to give Denver’s artistic community a chance to showcase their talents.
Below you will find many ways to support your artistic community by purchasing art, lessons, music, event tickets and more. Consider making a purchase from a local artist through our Art Shop Day Marketplace or finding another artist in your community next time you are looking for a gift or a treat for yourself.
Thank you for supporting your creative community!
Artists! Want to get involved in Art Shop Day? Please check out our guidelines, FAQs and call for participation.
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Arts & Venues is committed to promoting equity and inclusion, and supporting historically under-resourced communities. As part of that dedication, we would like to highlight artists who represent the following communities:
B - Black/African American
I - Indigenous/American Indian/Alaskan Native
P - Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian
L - Latino/Hispanic
A - Asian
G - LGBTQ+
V - Veteran
D - Artist with a disability
W - Women-owned
Andrea Rector paints everyday objects in a realistic style, as well as stylized animal characters. Her work is available as original acrylic paintings on canvas, original sketches, framed and unframed prints, greeting cards and magnets. Available online, for delivery and pickup, on Instagram and Facebook.
Nancy Vahling offers private consultations for past life regression, tarot card readings, voice dialog and intuitive coaching. With the use of your imagination, creativity and foresight, a number of processes are available to encourage introspection of your behavior and communication to increase your success in this life. Utilizing your imagination with the processes of your choice, either separately or collectively, can help to eliminate the various blocks that keep you from your fullest potential. Available online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Kelsey Sylvan's current "inspirational rap quotes" was inspired by the Ice Cube song "It Was A Good Day." After creating fluid paintings, inspirational quotes are added digitally. If you look at the world through the context of "It Was A Good Day," it makes your bad days seem more manageable. Available online, on Instagram and Facebook. Use promo code "ARTDROP" to get two prints for $30. Limited time only.
Julia Rymer creates contemporary abstract paintings, works on paper and fiber art inspired by her emotional experience of the natural world. A Colorado native, her work has been exhibited widely across the U.S. and U.K., and is included in numerous private, corporate and museum collections. Commissions and custom prints are available upon request. Please inquire! Available online, on Instagram and Facebook.
Bella Luna showcases a collective of 30 local artists and offers unique gifts and jewelry along with metaphysical supplies. Bella Luna also runs an outreach program supporting woman's arts organizations in Uganda, Guatemala, Ecuador and Mexico. Where local meets global. Currently open and adhering to "Safer at Home" guidelines. Available on Instagram and Facebook. Be sure to visit Facebook for a list of pop up art shows happening in their parking lot.More Information
Through the use of meaningful focus, angles, and a whimsical outlook on everyday objects, images captured by Kirsty Saalfrank invoke feelings of awe and wonder, and leave the viewer with a new perspective on the world they often overlook. Her use of color, contrast and perspective in a crisp and conceptual way, provides the audience with simple images that express a depth usually reserved for more complex subjects. Kirsty has over 20 years of photography experience, including commercial work and personal commissions. Available online, on Instagram and Facebook.
Abstract works of art in resin with added acrylic paint and ink. Shiny, contemporary and elegant. Resin’s extraordinary possibilities reveal complexity under the deceptively simple surface with startling clarity. Shapes seem to move and color leaps out from under resin's cool surface, magnified with a jewel-like intensity. The art stays alive on the wall, presenting nearly endless possibilities for discovery.
Available online, for delivery and pickup, currently open 8 a.m.-6 p.m., on Instagram and Facebook. Also available through Walker Fine Art.
Carol Ann Waugh is a mixed media artist working in textiles and book arts. One of her fiber art pieces is part of Denver's permanent Public Art Collection. Her work can also be seen in many Denver hospitals and businesses. I have participated in Art Drop Day for several years and enjoy giving people the surprise finding of free art! Available online.
Jay Barry has been drawn to art since an early age. Throughout his life and travels, he has always pulled out a sketch pad when he could, always trying to find the right medium, and the right subject matter. Until he hit on two of his favorite things: dance and motorcycles. He works largely in black and white oil pastels. Available online, on Facebook and Instagram. Jay started the Pandemic Painting series this year as a result of quarantine. As he continued these paintings, he saw more COVID-19 art pop up on social media, and he knew he wasn't alone in his endeavor. These paintings struck a chord with people--people who were suddenly deemed "Non-Essential." His goal is to paint 19 paintings, and when this is done, have a showing of this series.More Information
Jennifer's work celebrates the critter and characters who enhance our lives on a daily basis. Her artwork aspires to make you laugh or bring a smile to your face. Available online, on Facebook and Instagram. Jennifer also teaches online classes on the techniques she uses to create her bold and colorful critters, and how artists can grow their art business to take it to the next level. Subscribers to her website receive a 20% discount on their first purchase. Jennifer's next show is an online auction highlighting Quirky Art to be held Sept. 22-30 on Facebook. Jennifer will have more than twenty originals available for purchase.
High Alpine Designs takes the visual experience of the Rockies and turns it into beautifully hand-crafted wooden landscapes and scenes. Each piece incorporates color, texture and multiple wood layers to achieve a stunning appearance. Available online and for pickup, on Facebook and Instagram. Check out the new Adventure Series! Just launched August, 2020.More Information
Simple and Sylvan hand-makes wood mountain scenes. The work is composed of multiple layers of laser-cut wood which are stained then sewn together creating a three dimensional mountain landscape. Additional found objects are stitched to certain pieces. Available online, on Facebook and Instagram. During this time, they are also offering online art classes.
Whimsical creations of repurposed fiber, jewelry, wood and unique materials. Wearable fiber art created with found yarns and jewelry from local thrift shop supporting developmentally and physically disabled. Repurposed into unique, colorful works of art in the form of scarves and scarflets. Providing empowerment, healing and expression through art for women and youth. Empowering lives for successful outcomes by utilizing creative resources. Specializing in trauma, abuse and PTSD. Available online, on Facebook and Pinterest.
Denver-based Something Underground pairs tight harmonies with a blend of rock, reggae and funk, and maybe a little Sanskrit. Their continuous dedication to giving back to the community is evident in their longtime support of charitable projects, from supporting children with disabilities to raising awareness of landmine victims on an international scale to raising money for cancer treatment. To Something Underground, love is not just a musical message; it is a way of life. Available online, on Spotify and iTunes, and on Facebook and YouTube.More Information
Artwork infused or printed on various substrates, and embellished with beeswax, paint, dyes, etc. Many artworks include salvaged and re-purposed materials. Available online, for pickup and delivery, on Facebook and Instagram. Currently open and adhering to "Safer at Home" guidelines.More Information
Heidi Echtenkamp produces acrylic paintings in both texture and pour forms. She works from a home studio and sells paintings through Facebook and word of mouth. She enjoys seeing people react to her paintings when they touch them and view them. In addition to painting, Heidi is a Stage Manager at Denver Center Theatre Company. All paintings are originals and one-of-a-kind. Available online, for delivery, and on Facebook.
Courtney Cotton’s conceptual painting is meant to bring awareness to mental wellness and emotional intelligence by using visual metaphors and color to embody concepts such as transformation and possibility. Cotton recently moved from a five year stint at Artuvus Studios to a new space in Englewood that hosts a small gallery and studio spaces (3940 S. Broadway). She welcomes collaborations and studio visits, and teaches classes as well. Available online, for pickup and delivery, on Facebook and Instagram. Currently open and adhering to "Safer at Home" guidelines. Cotton's most recent exhibition at the Littleton Museum with artist Gabrielle Graves is still available online.
Charlotte Bassin makes artistic world maps. With each work of art that she creates, she aspires to inspire. Charlotte sees her art as an invitation for us to think anew about our inherent connections to humanity and Mother Nature, and to consider how we might best preserve Earth’s natural beauty, revitalizing hope through the process. Available online, and on Facebook, Etsy, Instagram, and Pinterest. Offering 10% OFF to all Art Drop Denver artists and art lovers good for all world map canvas prints, posters and pin boards in my Etsy shop. Offer good through Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2020. Use coupon code ARTDROP10 at checkout on Etsy.