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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.
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.
Arts & Venues Launches Three New Virtual Experiences, Extends Dates for McNichols Building Summer Exhibitions
Sep 8 - Events & Programs
Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce three new virtual experiences, “Listen,” “Women of Color on the Frontlines” and “Kintsugi: The Art of Healing, Finding Beauty in Repair,” and the extension of McNichols Civic Center Building summer exhibitions, “Queer City of the Plains” and “Lavender Mist.”
Sep 3 - Events & Programs
The effects of Covid-19 continue to devastate many industries including arts, cultural facilities, sports and entertainment. As the operator of the City’s premier entertainment venues, Denver Arts & Venues has been deeply affected by the loss of shows, performances and conventions at our facilities.
Arts & Venues Opens Applications for $75k in Grants to Support Denver Music Initiatives and Inspire Social Change
Aug 28 - Events & Programs
Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the third year of the Denver Music Advancement Fund, with a combined $75,000 in grants being made available. The grants are intended to provide funding for Denver-based, music-centered projects driving economic vibrancy, building a more resilient, equitable and connected city, while creating positive social change.
Denver’s annual World Art Drop Day celebration will take an online twist as the public is encouraged to hunt for, and buy, pieces by local artists
Aug 19 - Events & Programs
Denver Arts & Venues calls for local artists and businesses to delight and surprise Denver residents, and create positive connections through art by committing to participate in World Art Drop Day Tuesday, Sept. 1. Additionally, participants can be featured on Denver Arts & Venues Art Shop Marketplace, created to help support sales and commerce.
Denver Arts & Venues Presents How to Be an Anti-Racist Organization - Part of the IMAGINE 2020 Speaker Series
Jul 27 - Events & Programs
Denver Arts & Venues, in conjunction with Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and The Equity Project LLC, is pleased to present IMAGINE 2020 Speaker Series: How to be an Anti-Racist Organization, a virtual panel discussion taking place Monday, Aug. 3, 1-2:30 p.m.
Denver Arts & Venues Announces 2020 Youth One Book, One Denver Selection: A past favorite returns with a film adaptation coming soon
Jul 13 - Events & Programs
Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the 2020 Youth One Book, One Denver (YOBOD) selection, bringing back a favorite from years past. “Upside-Down Magic” published by Scholastic, Inc, from hit authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins, chronicles the misadventures of nine-year-old Nory and her oddball friends, who prove that upside-down magic definitely beats right side up. The book also reinforces that not only is it okay to be different, but that we can also celebrate those differences.
Five Points Jazz Festival Announces Virtual Festival this May, in Partnership with Rocky Mountain Public Media
Apr 29 - Events & Programs
Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce a partnership with Rocky Mountain Public Media (Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO JAZZ and THE DROP) to present the Five Points Jazz Festival virtually on TV, radio and online in lieu of the annual day-long event in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood.
Jan 13 - Events & Programs
Applications are now being accepted for food trucks, food tents, nonprofit booths, corporate booths, artisans, sponsorships and premium vendor spaces for the 2020 Five Points Jazz Festival May 16.
Dec 9 - Events & Programs
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 2019 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture.
Denver Arts & Venues calls for local artists, businesses to connect with others through Art Drop Day Denver
Aug 16 - Events & Programs
Denver Arts & Venues calls for local artists and businesses to delight and surprise Denver residents, and create positive connections through art by committing to participate in World Art Drop Day Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Denver Arts & Venues accepting nominations and applications for significant contributors to Denver’s cultural scene, proposals for $130,000 in IMAGINE 2020 Fund grants
Jun 26 - Events & Programs
Denver Arts & Venues presents two opportunities for support and recognition for programs that further arts and culture in Denver. Arts & Venues is now accepting applications for IMAGINE 2020 Fund grants through July 31 and nominations and applications for Denver Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture through August 9.
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.
Apr 27 - Events & Programs
Denver Arts & Venues' annual Five Points Jazz Festival returns 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, celebrating the music, culture and roots of Denver's historic Five Points neighborhood.