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Denver Arts & Venues seeking artists for $700,000 16th Street Mall Public Art Commission

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Sep 21 -

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create original public artworks for the renovation of Denver's 16th Street Mall. 

Denver Arts & Venues accepting nominations and applications to honor those who have made significant contributions to Denver’s cultural scene

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Sep 14 -

Denver Arts & Venues opens applications and nominations for the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture to recognize programs, individuals and organizations that make significant and lasting contributions to the artistic, cultural and creative landscape in the City and County of Denver.

Denver Arts & Venues Supports Jazz in Five Points Through a New Grant Fund

Sep 8 - Events & Programs

In 2020, Denver Arts & Venues joined forces with Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO-FM to present a virtual Five Points Jazz Festival, a broadcast event that garnered two Colorado Broadcasters Association awards (television and radio) and a Heartland Emmy® nomination. In 2021, due to COVID-19 health guidelines and event restrictions, as well as the difficult financial state of the agency, Arts & Venues was not able to host the Five Points Jazz Festival.

Nevertheless, Arts & Venues continues to support the jazz heritage of the Five Points neighborhood, once known as the Harlem of the west, through a new grant fund. 

Denver Arts & Venues Boosts the Restart and Recovery of Cultural Organizations, Businesses and Independent Artists, Opens Applications for $1M in Coronavirus Relief Grants

Aug 24 -

As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, The City and County of Denver, through  Denver Arts & Venues, will distribute up to $1 Million in funding through the Denver CARES Arts & Cultural Restart and Recovery Fund to small, non- or for-profit creative businesses, venues or organizations, and through the Denver CARES Artist Restart and Recovery Fund to individual artists currently operating or residing in the City and County of Denver.  

Denver County Cultural Council seeking applicants

Aug 9 - About A&V

The Denver County Cultural Council (DCCC) is seeking applicants with active community involvement at the neighborhood level and professional, volunteer or advocatory experience in an art, cultural, scientific or historical organization.  Applicants should have a citywide perspective and be willing to commit at least 15 to 20 hours per month to the cultural council during the annual grant application review period, from April through June.

McNichols Civic Center Building Reopens with three new art exhibits in conjunction with Major League Baseball All-Star Week 

Jul 6 - Venues

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the public reopening of the McNichols Civic Center Building with three new summer art exhibitions in conjunction with Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Week.

Denverites are invited to interact with Denver Public Art’s two newest pieces

Jun 23 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the completion of two new pieces in the Denver Public Art collection, one at Denver Performing Arts Complex and the other at Green Valley Ranch Town Center Park.

Arts & Venues’ Cultural Advisory Board Seeks Candidates

May 18 - About A&V

The Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs seeks candidates that represent Denver’s diverse community.

Denver Public Art welcomes three new additions to its collection

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May 13 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the completion of three new pieces in the Denver Public Art collection — two at Denver Public Libraries, “A Life Cycle Story” at the Smiley Branch, and “Time is a Friend of the Future, Not an Enemy of the Past” at the Byers Branch. The third, “Que Viva Paco,” is installed at Paco Sanchez Park

A Shot, A Pop, A Shirt and A Show: Red Rocks Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations

May 11 - Venues

Red Rocks Amphitheatre concertgoers will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccination shot on-site when they attend select concerts, and get a t-shirt and concessions voucher for making the effort.

Denver Public Art seeks qualified artists for Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project

Apr 21 - Denver Public Art

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original public artwork for the Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project. The new artwork will be part of the Colorado Convention Center's current collection of 31 public artworks including: "Indeterminate Line" by Bernar Venet and the iconic "I See What You Mean," a.k.a. The Big Blue Bear, by Lawrence Argent.

Red Rocks 80th Anniversary Celebration Postponed due to Weather

Apr 19 - Venues

The “Red Rocks 8 o’clock Howl,” a celebration to open the 80th anniversary season of Red Rocks Amphitheatre, has been postponed from Wednesday April 21 until Wednesday April 28th, 2021. The weather this Wednesday calls for potential snow and high in the 30s; next Wednesday, clear and warm.

‘Red Rocks 8 O’ Clock Howl’ to Open 80th Anniversary Season; Music from Caring Coloradans to Take the Stage

Apr 16 - Venues

Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre will open its 80th Anniversary season April 21, not with one of the venue’s usual platinum-selling headliners, but with a roster of acts that have performed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for those in nursing homes, intensive care units, churches or front yards.

Summer Returns:  Yoga and Film on the Rocks, SnowShape On Sale Friday

Apr 14 - Venues

It’s on. Fitness and films. Red Rocks Amphitheatre will host its annual Yoga on the Rocks, Snow Shape Ski Season Fitness and Film on the Rocks series, with all sessions going on sale Friday, April 16 at 10 a.m.

Denver Public Art calls for qualified artists for project at the Denver District 5 Police Substation and new 911 Call Center in the Montbello neighborhood

Mar 8 - Denver Public Art

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original public artwork for the Denver District 5 Police Substation and new 911 Call Center located at 12025 E. 45th Ave. in the Montbello neighborhood in Denver. A selection panel has identified the exterior entry plaza for potential art opportunities and will select one artist or artist team for the allocated total budget of approximately $250,000.