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Denver Arts & Venues now accepting applications for Five Points Jazz Festival Vendors

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Jan 13 - Events & Programs

Applications are now being accepted for food trucks, food tents, nonprofit booths, corporate booths, artisans, sponsorships and premium vendor spaces for the 2020 Five Points Jazz Festival May 16.

McNichols Civic Center Building Spring Exhibitions Explore the Faces of Mexico City, Colorado Printmakers, Contemporary Feminism and the New Landscape of Five Points

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Jan 13 - Venues

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce four new art exhibitions at McNichols Civic Center Building.

  • Ecosistema 06050 (First Floor Community Gallery) Jan. 7-31: photography of Mexico City
  • Spirit Resonance: The Vitality of Printmaking (Boettcher Cultural Pavilion) Jan. 18-April 5: highlighting six female printmakers
  • Dearly Disillusioned (Third Floor) Jan. 18-April 5: a boundary-pushing exhibit coinciding with the centennial of women's suffrage and the fourth annual Womxn's March
  • Portrait of a City (First Floor Community Gallery) Feb. 1-29: artwork exploring the new landscape of Five Points

Denver Arts & Venues announces 2019-2020 “P.S. You Are Here” grantees - Eleven projects selected; $79,000 provided in funding

Dec 23 - Create Denver

Denver Arts & Venues is excited to reveal eleven 2019-2020 “P.S. You Are Here” (PSYAH) funded projects designed to revitalize neighborhoods through collaborative and community-led outdoor experiences.

Mayor Hancock and Denver Arts & Venues announce Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture

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Dec 9 - Events & Programs

In the spirit of IMAGINE 2020 -- Denver’s cultural plan -- Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Arts & Venues and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture.

Denver Arts & Venues Celebrates the Completion of Eight New Urban Arts Fund Projects

Dec 2 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the completion of six new Urban Arts Fund Murals in Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe and two on Cherry Creek Trail.

Denver Public Art Seeks Qualified Colorado Artists for Two Library Commissions

Oct 24 - Denver Public Art

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission a Colorado artist or artist team to create original works of art for Denver Public Library Byers Branch and Denver Public Library Smiley Branch.

Denver Public Art Seeks Qualified Artists for National Western Center Commission

Oct 4 - Denver Public Art

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create original works of art for the two South Platte River Bridges connecting the new National Western Center (NWC) campus and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods with the Globeville neighborhood.

Arts & Venues Now Accepting Applications for Performances for the 2020 Five Points Jazz Festival

Sep 17 -

Applications are now being accepted for jazz musicians for the 2020 Five Points Jazz Festival taking place in the historic Five Points Neighborhood on Saturday, May 16. 

Arts & Venues Presents New Exhibitions and Related Programming at McNichols Building

Sep 17 -

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce fall art exhibitions at McNichols Civic Center Building.

Denver Arts & Venues Makes Funding Available for Creative Neighborhood Projects

Sep 10 -

Denver Arts & Venues is accepting applications for 2019-2020 P.S. You Are Here (PSYAH) funding opportunities through Friday, Oct. 11, 5 p.m. In 2019-2020, Arts & Venues aims to fund 7-10 projects, up to $10,000 per project.

DenverPublicArt.org visitors can win a mini Blue Bear, private Public Art tour

Aug 23 - Denver Public Art

With more than 400 pieces in the Denver Public Art collection and 350 Urban Arts Fund murals, DenverPublicArt.org visitors are sure to find new pieces and hidden gems, as well learn more about the artwork they see every day. Points will be tallied on the DenverPublicArt.org website from Sept. 1-30, and three winners will be selected.

Denver Arts & Venues calls for local artists, businesses to connect with others through Art Drop Day Denver

Aug 16 - Events & Programs

Denver Arts & Venues calls for local artists and businesses to delight and surprise Denver residents, and create positive connections through art by committing to participate in World Art Drop Day Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Colorado to host global Music Cities Convention in 2020

Jul 31 -

Civic leaders, government representatives, members of the music industry and academics from around the world will gather in Denver Sept. 23-25 and in Fort Collins Sept. 25-26, 2020 as the ninth Music Cities Convention brings an international conversation about building vibrant music communities to the Mile High City.

Denver Arts & Venues announces 2019 Denver Music Advancement Fund grantees, $100,000 to support music programs

Jul 10 - Create Denver

The Denver Music Advancement Fund was created as a means to acknowledge the vital role music plays as an agent for economic vibrancy, education, community innovations and positive social change, and will provide $100,000 to individuals and organizations that spur growth in the local music ecosystem as well as grow new audiences, particularly youth audiences. The grants are funded through a public/private partnership between Denver Arts & Venues and Illegal Pete’s. Grantees are awarded up to $7,500 to support Denver’s music ecosystem. Out of an applicant pool of almost 100, 24 grantees were selected.

Denver Arts & Venues accepting nominations and applications for significant contributors to Denver’s cultural scene, proposals for $130,000 in IMAGINE 2020 Fund grants

Jun 26 - Events & Programs

Denver Arts & Venues presents two opportunities for support and recognition for programs that further arts and culture in Denver. Arts & Venues is now accepting applications for IMAGINE 2020 Fund grants through July 31 and nominations and applications for Denver Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture through August 9.