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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... 

Why the latest graffiti on the Cherry Creek trail made me mad - 9News

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Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

Madeline & The Marbleous Bench People - Denver7

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Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

Colorado sculptor Madeline Wiener is about to unveil her latest incarnation of Bench People at the Denver Botanic Gardens. "Flower Girl" was crafted from a 26,000-lb. block of Yule marble & will open in the Sensory Garden October 1.

Rhapsody in Blucifer - Confluence Denver

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Nov 4 - Denver Public Art

Both loved and reviled, Mustang (a.k.a. "Blucifer") was a source of controversy, even before the statue's installation outside at Denver International Airport. Confluence Denver takes a closer look at Luis Jiménez's final work of art -- which led directly to his death.

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Mayor Hancock declares October National Arts and Humanities Month

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Oct 18 -

I, Mayor Michael B. Hancock, do hereby proclaim October as National Arts and Humanities Month in the City and County of Denver and call upon our citizens to celebrate and promote the arts and culture in our nation and to specifically encourage the greater participation by those said citizens in taking action for the arts and humanities in their towns and cities.

Proposals For IMAGINE 2020 Fund Now Being Accepted for 2016-17 Projects

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May 25 - Create Denver

Denver Arts & Venues and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs are now accepting proposals for the second year of the IMAGINE 2020 Fund. Applications are due Friday, June 24 at 5 p.m., and award notification will be mid-July. The funding and implementation period is August 2016 through December 2017.

Mayor Hancock Reveals 2016 Youth One Book, One Denver Summer Reading Program Selection

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May 19 -

Mayor Michael B. Hancock unveiled the winning selection for the 2016 Youth One Book, One Denver (YOBOD) program Friday morning inside Cole Arts & Science Academy.

Funding and Governance Executive Team, Working Groups Announced for The Next Stage

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Apr 26 - About A&V

Denver Arts & Venues announced the executive team and four working groups of community, business and arts leaders appointed by Mayor Michael B. Hancock to advance work on The Next Stage, the recently revealed vision plan for the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The Funding and Governance group – FunGov –