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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

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Aug 23 - Create Denver

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

Denver Public Art dedication: “Ascent” at City and County of Denver Building; Chime On, Denver! Celebration

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Aug 22 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues Public Art program, in conjunction with artist Kevin T. Padworski and Denver Deputy Mayor Happy Haynes, will unveil “Ascent,” a new musical composition commissioned for the 10-bell chime of the City and County Building. 

IMAGINE 2020 Fund recipients announced

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Aug 2 - Events & Programs

Denver Arts & Venues and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs are excited to reveal the 2017 IMAGINE 2020 Fund recipients. 

Denver County Cultural Council seeking applicants

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Jul 27 - Events & Programs

Applications are now being accepted to fill one vacancy on the Denver County Cultural Council. The cultural council is a board authorized by the State of Colorado, appointed by Denver City Council and managed by Denver Arts & Venues to distribute Scientific & Cultural Facilities District Tier III revenues to science and cultural organizations in Denver.

Denver Arts & Venues Accepting Nominations for Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture

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Jul 19 - Events & Programs

Nominations for the 2017 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture are now being accepted through Friday, Sept. 1.

Arts & Venues announces 2017 Next Stage NOW summer DPAC events schedule

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Jun 23 - Events & Programs

The Next Stage NOW is an initiative Arts & Venues utilizes to program DPAC in non-traditional ways. 2017 events begin Wednesday, July 5 with most events throughout the summer offered to patrons for free. 

McNichols Civic Center Building opens two Summer exhibitions with new installment of McNichols Project

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Jun 23 -

The McNichols Civic Center Building is pleased to announce two new exhibitions opening Friday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. at McNichols Project: The Wild West Project.

Denver Public Art Summer Tours Return, Expands to DEN

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May 22 - Denver Public Art

Denver Public Art tours return for the 2017 summer with new sites, additional architectural focuses, and more tours offered than ever before. New tour sites include Union Station, Denver International Airport (DEN), and the Denver Public Library/Denver Art Museum campus.

DCOCA Letter Regarding Rhinoceropolis

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Jan 25 - Create Denver

As Denver natives, residents, artists, cultural workers and more, the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs was extremely concerned after hearing the news of a surprise inspection and mandatory evacuation order that was carried out for 3553 Brighton Blvd last evening. 

The Front Range's most important cultural moments of 2015 - Denver Post

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Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

Denver Post Fine Arts CriticTopping the year's list of key moments: A deal at DAM, a new library in West Denver and a bet on the future of the Stock Show... The number of murals exploded in Denver this year, and so did the quality of work, transforming neighborhoods and improving the urban journey for those of us who travel by them every day.

American art essay: People in Colorado love to argue about art - Denver Post

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Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

The best thing about living in the West is that people still argue about art... They've enjoyed every minute of the public battle over the blue "Mustang" sculpture at DIA.

ArtScene - Denver 8 TV

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Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

On this month’s ArtScene, we are joined by the incredible dance company, Wonderbound, plus Art Students League of Denver instructor Tom Mazzullo. We’ll also look at some non-traditional public art with The Bridge Project.

El Viaje/The Journey - Denver Post

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Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

Carlos Castaneda stands during a mural dedication at La Raza Park on Sunday, June 20, 2016. The Denver Arts and Venue' public art program in conjunction with Grupo Tlaloc Danza Azteca dedicated a mural titled "El Viaje/The Journey" by artist David Ocelotl.

How can public art be preserved and shared? - Christian Science Monitor

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Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

Artists, curators, and custodians of public art around the world are tackling the challenge of ensuring the names and stories behind the work are preserved and shared...