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Denver Arts & Venues Celebrates Denver Arts Week with Buell Theatre Exhibitions and New Events

Oct 31 - Venues

Denver Arts & Venues is excited to celebrate autumn with the announcement of fall Buell Theatre exhibitions and three Denver Arts Week events. This fall’s Buell Theatre lobby exhibitions are tied thematically to Día de los Muertos and Native American Heritage Month. 

Denver Arts & Venues Requests Qualifications for Four New Denver Public Art Projects

Oct 19 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is now accepting qualifications for four new Denver Public Art projects: City Park – Nature Play, Ruby Hill Park, Fairfax Park and Sloan’s Lake Park.

Arts & Venues Now Accepting Applications for Performances and Producer for the 2023 Five Points Jazz Festival

Sep 30 - Events & Programs

Denver Arts & Venues is excited to announce the 20th Five Points Jazz Festival on June 3, 2023, and is now accepting applications for 2023 performers and proposals for a festival producer. 

Arts & Venues Opens Applications for $100K in Grants to Support Community-led Outdoor Projects

Sep 26 -

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the continuation of the P.S. You Are Here program (launched in 2014), with a total of $100,000 in funding for grants up to $10,000 each for collaborative, community-led outdoor projects in Denver’s public spaces.

Denver Arts & Venues Requests Qualifications for Two New Denver Public Art Projects: $47,000 Available

Sep 19 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is now accepting qualifications for two new Denver Public Art projects: Schlessman Family Library and Bear Valley Park.

McNichols Civic Center Building Fall Exhibitions and Events Celebrate Native American Culture and Art

Sep 8 - Venues

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to present three new fall exhibitions at McNichols Civic Center Building and a companion exhibit at Buell Theatre, with several exhibition-related events, including the fourth event in the Cultural Fashion Runway Series, celebrating Native American art and fashion.

Denver Arts & Venues and Sisters on Track Present a Free Community Film Screening, Panel Discussion

Aug 17 - Venues

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to present a community screening of Netflix original, “Sisters on Track,” followed by a panel discussion about the value of mentorship for young women at McNichols Civic Center Building Sept. 17, 1 p.m. The panel will include film co-director Corinne van der Borch, impact team co-director Shanon Heckethorn, Jeuness Track Club founder Jean E. Bell and Girls Athletic Leadership School executive director Carol Bowar and a representative from Girls on the Run Rockies (TBA), and will be moderated by Stephanie Tavares-Rance, president of Run&Shoot Filmworks.

Denver Arts & Venues Calls for Local Artists, Businesses and Community Members to Connect with Others Through Denver Art Drop Day

Aug 10 - Events & Programs

Denver Arts & Venues calls for local artists, businesses and community members to delight and surprise Denver residents, and create positive connections through art by committing to participate in World Art Drop Day Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Denver County Cultural Council seeking applicants

Aug 2 -

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.

Denver Arts & Venues Requests Qualifications for Three New Denver Public Art Projects A Total of $169,000 in Commissions Available

Jul 28 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is now accepting qualifications for three new Denver Public Art projects: The Urban Farm, Federal Boulevard and 25th Avenue, and Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center.

Local Artist Hosts Collaborative Coloring Book Mural at Sunken Gardens

Jul 28 - Grants and Cultural Investments

Artist Markus Puskar is pleased to announce the unveiling of his Coloring Book Mural on Thursday, Aug. 4, with a community coloring event from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Sunken Gardens basketball court (9th Avenue between Speer Boulevard and Elati Street). Families, neighbors, Denver residents and visitors of all ages are invited to join their community to color-in a black and white mural using chalk, contributing colors to an array of shapes and forms and enlivening the Sunken Gardens basketball court even further. This family-friendly event is free and open to all.

McNichols Civic Center Building Summer Exhibitions Continue

Jul 14 - Venues

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to present the addition of a new first floor auditory experience, “TimeStamp,” and the continuation of the second and third floor exhibitions, “Chained Voices” and “Portrait of a Culture,” with several exhibition-related events, including the third event in the Arts & Venues Cultural Fashion Runway Series, celebrating STREET culture. 

Accepting Nominations and Applications to Honor Those Who Have Made Significant Contributions to Denver Through Arts and Culture

Jul 12 - Grants and Cultural Investments

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. 

Arts & Venues Opens Applications for Denver Music Advancement Fund, $475,000 in Funding Available to Support Denver Music Initiatives

Jul 8 - Grants and Cultural Investments

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the continuation of the Denver Music Advancement Fund, launched in 2018. A total of $475,000 will be made available for 2022-2023 programs and initiatives through grants up to $20,000 to fund Denver-based, innovative, music-centered programs that are rooted in cross-sector collaborations.

Denver Arts & Venues Requests Qualifications for Three New Denver Public Art Projects 

Jun 14 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is now accepting qualifications for three new Denver Public Art projects: Bible Park Playground ($20,000), Larimer Bridge – Connecting Auraria ($55,000) and Wastewater Management Building ($55,000).