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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

Time is a Friend of the Future, Not an Enemy of the Past - 300

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.

COVID-19 Causes Pause to Five Points Jazz Festival

Feb 11 - Events & Programs

A combination of health concerns and economic uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will result in delaying the in-person presentation of the 2021 Five Points Jazz Festival.

Denver Public Art welcomes five additions to its collection to close out an impactful 2020

Dec 17 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the completion of five new pieces in the Denver Public Art collection — “Silent River” at the Denver Health Outpatient Medical Center, “Connecting Points” and “Community Fountain” at Red Rocks Park, "Infinite Span" at Grant Frontier Park, “Bridging the Community” at the 47th & York pedestrian bridge and “Rondure” at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. 

Independent Music Venues and Denver Artists Receive $1 Million in CARES Act Funding

Dec 3 -

Independent performing arts and music venues, along with more than 200 artists in Denver, have been awarded a combined $1 million in grants in another round of funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Denver Public Art's newest addition – "On The Rise" at Denver Zoo

Nov 23 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to welcome its newest public artwork to the Denver Public Art Collection! “On The Rise," designed by Wendy Khawaja, was recently installed inside Denver Zoo’s The Edge, more than an acre of land providing habitat for its two Amur tigers, Yuri and Nikita.

Arts & Venues Opens Applications for $1M in Coronavirus Relief Funds to Assist Independent Artists and Venues in Denver

Oct 2 - About A&V

The City and County of Denver plans to infuse another $25.6M in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) into the local economy, and as part of that initiative Denver Arts & Venues will open two new grants on Monday, Oct. 5, to provide financial assistance to Denver’s cultural sector.