Blending Legacies: Denver Art Museum and Kirkland Museum Announce Bold Merger
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by Zoe Stockwell
2w ago
Driving down Bannock Street, it’s hard to miss the stand-out origami-like structure of the Denver Art Museum (DAM) designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind. This building was created to expand on the existing art museum building and now attracts thousands of tourists every year. Inspired by the vitality and growth of the Mile High, this structure is art itself. Down the street from DAM, is its lesser-known neighbor, Kirkland Museum, a home for 4,400 works from 1870 including Colorado artist Vance Kirkland. This month, the two spaces announced a new way to expand the local art scene; Kirkland Museum ..read more
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Lighthouse Writers Workshop Presents LitFest 2024
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by Sarah Ann Noel
3w ago
“Writing really is one of the most accessible art forms. You just need a pen, a paper and some method of storytelling,” says Alexa Culshaw, Director of Marketing and Communications for Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Lighthouse has been a serious writing center for local authors and aspiring writers for more than 25 years—but the reach of their work goes beyond writing as a craft. Lighthouse works to incorporate writing as an art in the daily lives of Coloradoans, whether they be professional authors, aspiring writers or just someone with something to say. It’s just one example of writing made ac ..read more
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Exploring the Intersection of Art and Skiing
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by Britta Winans
1M ago
The 23/24 ski season has come to an end, but the spirit of skiing lives on through its many forms, including art. This offseason gives us the perfect opportunity to appreciate and explore the intersection of art and skiing. The skier is the paintbrush and the mountain, is its canvas. This concept is cliche, but sometimes cliches exist because they can’t be refuted. The convergence of art and skiing is undeniable. From film and photography to painting and digital mediums, skiing can be the subject of any art form imaginable. The physical act of skiing is an art within itself — a striking form o ..read more
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Bouquets, Books and Burlesque at the Petals and Pages Bookstore
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by Sarah Ann Noel
2M ago
“There’s a need for two things in Denver—community spaces and a growing literary scene,” says Dylah Ray, owner of Petals & Pages in the Santa Fe Arts District. Ray is tending to these needs with beauty and inclusion. A clean open room dotted with pinks and florals—freshly cut and hand-painted, Ray’s bookshop itself is a work of art: an intentional first step in community building. “We deserve a beautiful space,” she says. “We want a place where valuable, joyful community work is done together—and the space should reflect that.” The aesthetics are built into the name, and Petals & Pages ..read more
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Open Mics In The Mile High: Navigating the What, Where and When
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by James Lane
3M ago
The Mile High City isn’t just renowned for its stunning mountain views and outdoor adventures. It’s also a thriving hub for artistic expression. Denver’s open mic scene is starting to flourish into its peak, providing a spotlight almost every night of the week for musicians, poets, and stand-up comics to showcase their creative side in front of a new audience. But an open mic is more than just a stage. The local open mic scene has progressed into a vital space where people intrigued by performance can come together to cultivate a network of other artists to collaborate their visions with and f ..read more
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Cutter Paul, the Hands-on Hatter, Beautifies the World One Head at a Time
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by Jamie Lynn Miller
3M ago
As he settles into his new City Park studio, Cutter Paul surrounds himself with tools of his trademark hats. A household brand in the custom hat-making business, Cutter Paul speaks to the almost-lost art of craftsmanship and living one’s life as art.  In Cutter’s Denver workspace, a row of wooden hat blocks pose as perfectly dome-shaped noggins; once a chapeau is initially blocked, Cutter will shape it by hand after the precise shape of a client’s head. There’s a Singer sewing machine for crafting each sweatband, and then Cutter’s hand stitches the band into the finished product. One sid ..read more
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The Biome Ball: Celebrating Two Years of Fine Art, Community and Inclusivity
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by Margarette McLean
5M ago
In 2022, Biome: A Queen City Biennial was launched, with a mission to “celebrate fine art through community, inclusivity and biennial exhibition.” A Biennial refers to an exhibition held every two years, and as Biome was founded in 2022, the first cohort of seven artists is set to “graduate” this month.  In celebration of the inaugural exhibition, Biome is hosting The Biome Ball on January 12, 2024, to be held at Grasslands HQ in Denver’s Baker neighborhood.  At Grasslands HQ, guests are greeted by a 26-foot mural by Denver-based artist, Carlos Fresquez. Titled, Un Abrazo, or “a ..read more
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Tips for Navigating Denver in Your 20s
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by Britta Winans
6M ago
The 15-29-year-olds in Denver make up the second largest age group in the city. But thriving in a metropolis as a young person isn’t always easy. As somebody who grew up in a small ski town, I’ve found that city living is about seeking out opportunities and being intentional about actions. So, how do you navigate Denver in your 20s? “Go to as many events as you can in the fields that interest you! Go go go!” says Christine Stadnik-Poteroba, a 21-year-old Denver artist and small business owner. “There are running clubs, even ones at breweries, art nights, slam poetry, drag shows, comedy and mor ..read more
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Best Holiday Markets in Denver
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by Julia Mertes
7M ago
The holiday shopping season is here, and the Mile High City is beaming with a whole host of festive holiday markets throughout town. Whether you’re looking to shop for unique and locally handmade goods for those on your list or just want to enjoy a little holiday cheer, these holiday markets in Denver are sure to get you in the spirit of the season. Denver Christkindlmarket Photo courtesy of the Denver Christkindlmarket via Facebook When: Nov. 17-Dec. 23 Where: Civic Center Park The Lowdown: Voted a Top Three “Best Holiday Market” in the country by USA Today in 2022, the Denver Chr ..read more
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Shadow Angels Unveils New Collection in Preparation for Denver Fashion Week
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by Brynna Powell
7M ago
Artist and designer Michael Thomas – who goes by his initials MCT – began experimenting with mixed media art about a year and a half ago. His inspiration blossomed out of a want to create and communicate the human experience, unveiling universal truths about the human condition. Get your Denver Fashion Week streetwear tickets here “I believe in and feel that we’re on a spiritual journey and that the point of our existence is to unify with others to not separate ourselves,” MCT described. Many of his pieces illustrate the shared human experience of overcoming addiction and finding recovery, cre ..read more
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