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Denver Arts & Venues announces DenverPublicArt.org contest

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Mar 1 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce a contest to celebrate the interactive components of DenverPublicArt.org.

Points will be tallied on the DenverPublicArt.org webapp from March 1-31, and three winners will be selected.

Denver Arts & Venues seeks qualifications for two new Denver Public Art commissions

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Feb 22 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce calls for qualifications for two new Denver Public Art commissions.

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

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Feb 5 -

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce that applications are now open for Five Points Jazz Festival vendors. Applications are being accepted for food trucks, food tents, nonprofit booths, corporate booths, artisans, sponsorships and premium vendor spaces.

McNichols Civic Center Building spring exhibitions showcase Colorado photographers, Denver Fashion Week

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Jan 29 - Venues

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

Beethoven's Nightmare, deaf rock band, performs at Studio Loft

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Dec 28 - Venues

Following the successful programming of the Breaking Barriers Festival during Deaf Heritage Month in September, Denver Arts & Venues, The Denver Office of Sign Language Services and ImaginASL are pleased to present Beethoven’s Nightmare at Studio Loft in Ellie Caulkins Opera House Friday, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m.

This is YOUR collection - #DenverPublicArt30

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Nov 28 -

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Denver Public Art. In celebration, The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program asked our friends on social media to explore the public art collection by sharing photos and videos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #DenverPublicArt30. We asked people to explore several different themes.

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

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Nov 15 -

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 2018 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture.

City Celebrates Denver Arts Week with IMAGINE 2020 District Challenge Events

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Nov 1 -

In the spirit of IMAGINE 2020 -- Denver’s Cultural Plan, Mayor Michael B. Hancock has challenged City Council members to infuse arts and culture into their council districts during Denver Arts Week (Nov. 2-10).

Denver Arts & Venues announces 2018 Denver Music Advancement Fund and IMAGINE 2020 Fund grantees

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Oct 8 -

Denver Arts & Venues, Denver Music Advisory Panel and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs are excited to reveal the 2018 Denver Music Advancement Fund and IMAGINE 2020 Fund recipients.

Denver Arts & Venues announces extension of Ai Weiwei's "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads"

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Sep 20 -

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce that Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” (originally slated to be sent to its next destination in October) will extend its stay in Denver’s Civic Center Park through January 2019.

Denver Arts & Venues accepting 2018 P.S. You Are Here funding applications

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Sep 18 -

Denver Arts & Venues is now accepting applications for 2018 P.S. You Are Here (PSYAH) funding opportunities through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.

Denver Arts & Venues, Denver Office of Sign Language Services and ImaginASL Present Breaking Barriers Festival

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Sep 7 - Events & Programs

In recognition of Deaf Heritage Month, Denver Arts & Venues, The Denver Office of Sign Language Services and ImaginASL invite Denver residents and visitors to celebrate the rich culture, language and heritage of deaf people through the Breaking Barriers Festival, Sept. 10-16.

Lyle Lovett Inducted into Red Rocks Hall of Fame

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Sep 4 -

As Lyle Lovett takes the stage for his 21st show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sept. 4, 2018, the venue has announced Lovett’s induction into the Red Rocks Hall of Fame.

Lyft Selected as Official Rideshare Provider of All Denver-Owned Venues Including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex

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Aug 30 -

Lyft will improve fan experience at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex and the McNichols Civic Center Building starting this month as the official rideshare partner of Denver Arts & Venues.

Denver Public Art calls for qualified artists for new project at Westwood Park

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Aug 28 - Denver Public Art

Denver's Public Art Program, now in its 30th year, seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art for Westwood Park.