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Denver Arts & Venues accepting nominations for Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture, proposals for IMAGINE 2020 Fund


Jul 10 -

Denver Arts & Venues is accepting nominations for the Denver Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture, and proposals for IMAGINE 2020 Fund grants now through Aug. 10.

Arts & Venues' releases Denver Music Strategy; $80,000 in grants will support Denver music initiatives


Jul 10 -

A combined $80,000 in grants is being made available as part of a long-term plan to build and maintain Denver’s music scene, Denver Arts & Venues announced. The funds, called the Denver Music Advancement Fund, are being released as part of a new City-sponsored Denver Music Strategy. 

Three Denver Arts & Venues projects honored today at Americans for the Arts annual convention in Denver


Jun 15 -

On June 15 at their annual convention in Denver, Americans for the Arts honored 49 outstanding, exemplary and innovative public art works created or debuted in 2017, including three Denver Arts & Venues projects. The honors are part of the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art as chosen by a panel of public art experts. This is the 17th year that Americans for the Arts has recognized public art works.

Denver Performing Arts Complex announces summer 2018 Next Stage NOW programs and events


Jun 8 -

Denver Performing Arts Complex is pleased to announce 2018 Next Stage NOW summer programming, including the return of Sunset Cinema, Sterling Vineyards Galleria Bar and Mixed Taste Garden Parties, as well as “Special Guest,” a new exhibition at Next Stage Gallery created through a collaboration between Denver Arts & Venues, Meow Wolf and CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media, and a new Buell Balcony Concert Series.

Arts & Venues' cultural advisory board seeking candidates for openings


Jun 6 -

The Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs (DCCA) is now seeking candidates for seven open commission positions to 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.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre announces Stranahan's as official whiskey of Red Rocks

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May 8 - Venues

Colorado’s most famous outdoor venue, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, announces today that Stranahan’s® Rocky Mountain Single Malt Whiskey has been named the “Official Whiskey of Red Rocks Amphitheatre” in a partnership that will provide exclusive marketing rights at the world-famous entertainment site and national historic landmark.

Denver Public Art calls for qualified Colorado artists for new projects at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Cranmer Park


May 3 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program, now in its 30th year, has released two new requests for qualifications (RFQs) for artists who wish to work on public art project(s) at Denver Museum of Nature and Science and/or Cranmer Park.

Five Points Jazz Festival announces band line-up, parade grand marshals, festival honorees

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Apr 27 - Events & Programs

Denver Arts & Venues' annual Five Points Jazz Festival returns 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, celebrating the music, culture and roots of Denver's historic Five Points neighborhood.

Mayor Hancock announces 2018 YOBOD selection; Book promotes representation of young people living with disabilities, Celebrates universal challenges of early adolescence


Apr 4 - Events & Programs

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today unveiled the 2018 Youth One Book, One Denver (YOBOD) program selection at Force Elementary School.

Sixth annual Yoga on the Rocks returns to Red Rocks June 9, season passes on sale April 7, single tickets on sale April 14


Apr 3 - Events & Programs

Denver Arts & Venues, in partnership with The River Yoga and CorePower Yoga, is pleased to present the sixth annual Yoga on the Rocks, bringing the chance to experience one of the most extraordinary venues in the world from a different perspective – the Downward Dog.

Denver Arts & Venues Invites Denver Residents to Share Their Selfies to Celebrate 30 Years of Denver Public Art


Feb 16 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues invites Denverites to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Denver Public Art, a program which sets aside 1% of every municipal capital improvement project over $1M for the creation of public art.

Hamilton Ticket Updates


Jan 22 - Events & Programs

Tickets to Hamilton are no longer available through the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the only authorized ticket provider for the Denver engagement. 
Additional seats may be made available for sale closer to the engagement. Please feel free to check back at at your convenience. There will be a lottery for forty (40) $10 Orchestra seats for all performances. Details will be announced closer to the engagement. The best way to be informed about how the lottery will work is to sign up for alerts at or follow Denver Center on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @DenverCenter.
Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party run the risk of overpaying, purchasing illegitimate tickets and should be aware that the DCPA is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance. Patrons found in violation of the DCPA TICKET PURCHASE AND SALE TERMS AND POLICIES may have ALL of their tickets cancelled.
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Arts & Venues now accepting applications for performances for the 2018 Five Points Jazz Festival


Nov 22 - Events & Programs

Applications are now being accepted for jazz musicians for the 2018 Five Points Jazz Festival taking place in the historic Five Points Neighborhood on Saturday, May 19.

Denver Arts & Venues and IMAGINE 2020 supporting World Art Drop Day

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Sep 1 - Events & Programs

World Art Drop Day aims to generate random bonds between strangers and communities through the act of creating and spreading art on the first Tuesday in September each year. 

Denver Arts & Venues accepting 2017 P.S. You Are Here funding applications


Aug 29 -

Denver Arts & Venues is now accepting applications for 2017 P.S. You Are Here (PSYAH) funding opportunities through 5 p.m. Thursday, September 28.