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


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"


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


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


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


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


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. 

Denver Arts & Venues calls for local artists to participate in Art Drop Day Denver


Aug 22 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues calls for local artists to delight and surprise Denver residents, and create positive connections through art by committing to participate in World Art Drop Day Tuesday, Sept. 4.

'Red Rocks Live' Album


Jul 17 -

Highlights from some of Red Rocks Amphitheatre’s long history are heard on the new “Red Rocks Live” compilation released by Denver Arts & Venues. Originally conceived to celebrate the venue’s 75th anniversary in 2015, the project grew to include tracks from as early as early as 1978 (“Ship of Fools” by The Grateful Dead) to tracks up to the anniversary season.

Denver Arts & Venues accepting nominations for Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture, proposals for IMAGINE 2020 Fund

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Jul 10 -

Denver Arts & Venues is accepting nominations for the Denver Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture, and proposals for IMAGINE 2020 Fund grants now through Aug. 10.

Arts & Venues' releases Denver Music Strategy; $80,000 in grants will support Denver music initiatives


Jul 10 -

A combined $80,000 in grants is being made available as part of a long-term plan to build and maintain Denver’s music scene, Denver Arts & Venues announced. The funds, called the Denver Music Advancement Fund, are being released as part of a new City-sponsored Denver Music Strategy. 

Three Denver Arts & Venues projects honored today at Americans for the Arts annual convention in Denver


Jun 15 -

On June 15 at their annual convention in Denver, Americans for the Arts honored 49 outstanding, exemplary and innovative public art works created or debuted in 2017, including three Denver Arts & Venues projects. The honors are part of the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art as chosen by a panel of public art experts. This is the 17th year that Americans for the Arts has recognized public art works.

Denver Performing Arts Complex announces summer 2018 Next Stage NOW programs and events


Jun 8 -

Denver Performing Arts Complex is pleased to announce 2018 Next Stage NOW summer programming, including the return of Sunset Cinema, Sterling Vineyards Galleria Bar and Mixed Taste Garden Parties, as well as “Special Guest,” a new exhibition at Next Stage Gallery created through a collaboration between Denver Arts & Venues, Meow Wolf and CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media, and a new Buell Balcony Concert Series.

Arts & Venues' cultural advisory board seeking candidates for openings


Jun 6 -

The Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs (DCCA) is now seeking candidates for seven open commission positions to oversee the 1% for public art program, serve as trustees of Denver’s cultural plan - IMAGINE 2020, advise on arts and cultural issues, and act as ambassadors to the community.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre announces Stranahan's as official whiskey of Red Rocks

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May 8 - Venues

Colorado’s most famous outdoor venue, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, announces today that Stranahan’s® Rocky Mountain Single Malt Whiskey has been named the “Official Whiskey of Red Rocks Amphitheatre” in a partnership that will provide exclusive marketing rights at the world-famous entertainment site and national historic landmark.