Debuting September 15, 2015, this 8-week series will highlight different Denver cultural venues through nail art by Base Coat Nail Salon inspired by each venue and full-length articles that include an overview for visitors, insider tips, photos and special offers for readers.
Nestled in the shadow of the Denver Art Museum, is an unassuming, yet architecturally exquisite building that houses the world’s most intact body of work of any major artist. This gem of a museum is the Clyfford Still Museum.
It is said that arts and culture are what make a city fall in love with itself and we tend to agree. Public art is one of the powerful ways a city creates shared reference points, a community dictionary of imagery and a sense of place for its citizens. Certainly, the “Blue Bear” (actually titled “I See What You Mean”) by artist Lawrence Argent has captured our hearts and become a symbol of our city.
Opera Colorado has enriched Denver’s arts scene since 1983. Not only does this multi-faceted organization produce 2 full-length operas each year, Opera Colorado also helps emerging opera singers gain professional experience though its Young Artists residency program; hosts fun social outings for young professionals in Denver; and brings opera into the classroom through its education outreach programs.
Since 2007, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) has occupied a black glassy cube on the corner of 15th and Delgany and offered a space where audiences can engage in a dialogue about the art of our time.
The heart of Denver’s performing arts scene, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, lies just blocks from Civic Center Park. Encased under a beautiful glass galleria, the Denver Performing Arts Complex is home to 10 performance spaces with over 10,000 total seats.
From the outside, this place may look like just an art gallery, but if you step inside and wander around, you’ll soon discover that Redline is an incredible non-profit contemporary art center dedicated to cultivating community and social change through art.
Venture into an area commonly known for its concentration of homeless shelters and there, on Park Avenue West and Arapahoe, you’ll find an incredible artistic treasure: Wonderbound. This contemporary dance company is passionate about developing and sharing collaborative artistic experiences.
Yes, it’s a hotel, but it’s also a wonderful art gallery displaying a curated collection of works from the 20th and 21st centuries. If you’re museum hopping downtown, be sure to include a spin through the public spaces of the ART on your itinerary as they are truly brimming with inspired works of art.