ENRICHING DENVER’S QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGH ARTS AND CULTURE
GOOD TIMES, FOR GOOD
Denver Arts & Venues is the City and County of Denver agency responsible for operating some of the region’s most renowned facilities, including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Coliseum, Loretto Heights and McNichols Civic Center Building. We also oversee the Denver Public Art Program, funding opportunities like Urban Arts Fund, P.S. You Are Here and Denver Music Advancement Fund, implementation of Denver’s Cultural Plan and other entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival.
Funds generated by the agency are put back into the community through grants for artists and arts organizations, free and low-cost cultural events, art in public spaces, venue operation and maintenance and arts education.
Every good time at one of our venues enriches Denver through arts and culture and helps Denver’s cultural community thrive — for good!
Our venues host millions of guests annually across 1000+ events and throughout our public spaces. We strive to create a welcoming, inclusive, safe and accessible environment for everyone. We invest in our infrastructure, preserve the legacy of these venues and implement strategies to minimize our footprint.
We believe in the strength and value of arts and culture in building healthy and inclusive communities. We are dedicated to supporting the growth and vitality of Denver’s vibrant creative landscape because we know our artists, creative organizations and culture bearers make our city great; they help our city thrive and make our residents proud.
Get To Know Us
Watch our new campaign video to see highlights of the work we do for Denver.
Video produced by Zerosun, voiced by Denver-native and arts activist Theo E.J. Wilson.
More than 400 pieces of art can be found in all corners of the city with 50+ projects in progress. Over $40 million invested in the collection, along with historic and donated works of art, providing opportunity for Denver residents to experience art in public places.
OUR SIGNATURE EVENTS
We create a full roster of programming at our venues and throughout the city that are open to the public and often free or with a low-cost ticket. We host films, yoga and wellness, immersive theatre, storytelling, singing, dancing, art, fashion and so much more. We highlight local talent and collaborate with local businesses and organizations to create one-of-a-kind Denver experiences.
DENVER ARTS & VENUES CULTURAL RUNWAY SERIES
Denver Arts & Venues invites fashion designers to present their best looks from their current collections for inclusion in a competition-style runway show on Oct. 14 at McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver. Designers are asked to submit photos of three designs, from which a panel of judges will select up to 10 designers to showcase on the runway. Each designer chosen will receive $500 that can be used to enhance the designs they choose to highlight at the Denver Arts & Venues Cultural Runway Series: Community.
DENVER'S CULTURAL PLAN
Learn how this strategic vision helps guide support for arts, culture and creativity now and into the future.
THROUGH AN EQUITY LENS
We are deeply committed to an equity, diversity and inclusion practice that closes access gaps in arts and culture with urgency and accountability.
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