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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.”

An Open Letter to the Denver Community Regarding Denver Arts & Venues

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

Rainbow Multicultural Children Mural on Cherry Creek 300

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.

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

Compost, Recycling Staff at Five Points Jazz Fest 300

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.

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

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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.

Five Points Jazz Festival announces band line-up, parade grand marshals, festival honorees

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.

Mayor Hancock announces 2018 YOBOD selection; Book promotes representation of young people living with disabilities, Celebrates universal challenges of early adolescence

Apr 4 - Events & Programs

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today unveiled the 2018 Youth One Book, One Denver (YOBOD) program selection at Force Elementary School.

Sixth annual Yoga on the Rocks returns to Red Rocks June 9, season passes on sale April 7, single tickets on sale April 14

Apr 3 - Events & Programs

Denver Arts & Venues, in partnership with The River Yoga and CorePower Yoga, is pleased to present the sixth annual Yoga on the Rocks, bringing the chance to experience one of the most extraordinary venues in the world from a different perspective – the Downward Dog.