Artsweek Golden 2019

Artsweek Golden returns July 8-14 with a week-long celebration of the arts orchestrated by the Foothills Art Center and culminating in the Foothills Fine Arts Festival, a weekend juried arts festival featuring national artists exhibiting their works in downtown Golden. The week-long festival includes activities that will take place throughout the entire historic town of Golden such as yarn-bombing of Golden sculptures, film screenings, chalk sidewalk masterpieces, and plein air painting.

“The arts scene in Golden has never been stronger or more varied,” said Hassan Najjar, the executive director of Foothills Art Center. “We have street art, sculpture walks, traditional paintings, vibrant murals, performances. Foothills Art Center is one of many thriving cultural organizations, along with Golden History Museums, Miners Alley Playhouse, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, downtown galleries and more. In ARTSWEEK GOLDEN, we are banding together for 168 hours of art and culture to showcase the strength of Golden’s cultural scene.”

Along with free admission to Foothills Art Center and Golden History Museum, Artsweek Golden will include the following events:
  • Monday, July 8: Ladies Fancywork Society Yarn Bombing of downtown Golden sculptures
  • Tuesday, July 9: Luau with Hawaiian Quilts at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
  • Wednesday, July 10: Not so silent film screening of Man with a Movie Camera
  • Thursday, July 11: Aerialists in the Garden at Foothills Art Center Courtyard 2nd Annual Plein Air Event Exhibit at Foothills Art Center
  • Friday, July 12: Golden Chalk on the Creek on sidewalks in front of The Golden Hotel; Public Art Commission Open House and Mural Unveiling at Golden History Museum
  • Saturday, July 13: Foothills Fine Arts Festival in beautiful historic downtown Golden with more than 100 local and national artists exhibiting their works
  • Sunday, July 14: Foothills Fine Arts Festival continues in downtown Golden with 100 artist booths, all within easy walking distance of the dozen restaurants and outdoor cafes and five craft beer gardens


Next Gallery presents: The Art Garage Sale

A multi-gallery event featuring great deals on art and supplies from local artists

Pasternack’s Art Hub (6851 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood)

Saturday and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd, 2019 from 10am - 4pm

  • Galleries and organizations include: Next Gallery, Pirate, Kanon Collective and 40 West Arts

Next Gallery will be hosting an Art Garage Sale with great deals on art and supplies from local artists in the 40 West Arts District. The event will be held in the courtyard of Pasternack’s Art Hub on June 1st & 2nd, 2019 from 10am - 4pm each day. We will have food trucks and a mobile bar. Don’t miss this opportunity to collect some amazing art at excellent prices.


ASLD 27th Annual Summer Art Market

West Washington Park neighborhood at the corner of 2nd Avenue & Grant Street

Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9 from 9am - 5pm

  • 230+ visual artist booths, artist demonstrations, KidART programs along with food and beverage vendors

This annual arts festival features a range of media, including ceramics, fiber arts, mixed media, book arts, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and sculpture. SAM is free and open to the public and features top-quality artwork for sale by ASLD members, faculty and students.

Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Empirical Imperatives

Leon Gallery

Performances run from May 11th - June 8th, 2019

  • All performances will take place approximately at 8pm each evening; Length of program varies with each artist
  • Refreshments and conversations occuring before and after the programming.
  • Saturday, May 11th, 7-10pm Ben Youngstone + Maximillian McCall
  • Saturday, May 18th, 7-10pm Charles Livingston
  • Saturday, May 25th, 7-10pm Jared David Paul Anderson
  • Saturday, June 1st, 7-10pm Esther Hernandez
  • Saturday, June 8th, 7-10pm The Flinching Eye Collective

Leon is proud to announce their upcoming performance art series, Empirical Imperatives, an exploration of the immediacy and visceral nature of performance art, celebrating artists who are actively engaging our community, challenging our notions of art viewing, and broadening our artistic experiences. The series is taking place from May 11th - June 8th, 2019. Each successive Saturday night at 7pm, the gallery will become the stage for each of these unique and innovative artists from within our Denver scene, who are exploring a variety of performance art styles, and expressing authentic, individual statements. The artists presenting include Ben Youngstone + Henry Maximillian McCall, Charles Livingston, Jared David Paul Anderson, Esther Hernandez, and collaborative artists The Flinching Eye Collective

1112 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
Mon-Sun: 12-5pm


Between Us: The Downtown Denver Alleyways Project

On View: June 2018 through May 2019

Launch event: Friday, June 15, 2018 from 4 - 6pm

  • Five artists - Carlos Frésquez, Kelly Monico, Stuart Semple, Joel Swanson and Frankie Toan – will transform Downtown Denver alleyways into site-specific, sculptural art installations
  • With a goal of surprising, delighting and inspiring those who experience the alleyways, “Between Us” is closely aligned with Happy City Denver, the program that launched in May
BetweenUs Logo
On Friday, June 15, the Downtown Denver Partnership and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with The Denver Theatre District and Black Cube and with funding from Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, will launch “Between Us: The Downtown Denver Alleyways Project,” to bring additional art to Downtown Denver’s most underutilized public spaces: alleys.

The public is invited to the launch event on Friday, June 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will begin in the alley between Larimer Street and Market Street off of 15th Street and tour the five alleys, with artist talks at each, led by the Montbello Drumline and ending with a reception at the Skyline Beer Garden at 6 p.m.

“The Downtown Denver Partnership and the BID are committed to creating vibrant and memorable experiences for everyone who visits, works and lives in Downtown Denver and have been focused on alley improvement for some time,” says Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership. “This investment in our downtown alleys provides the perfect opportunity to activate our alleys through art, encouraging people to spend time in these underutilized spaces, ultimately creating safe, welcoming and ‘selfie’-worthy places.”

Artists / Installations / Locations:
  • Carlos Frésquez / “Alley Freshener” / Between Stout & California Streets (southwest side)
  • Kelly Monico / “Alley Cats” / Between 14th and 15th Streets, Larimer and Market Streets
  • Stuart Semple / “I should be crying but I can’t let it show” / Between Champa & Stout Streets (northeast side)
  • Joel Swanson / “Y/OURS” / Between Curtis & Champa Streets (southwest side)
  • Frankie Toan / “Public Bodies” / Between Stout & California Streets (northeast side)
“Between Us: The Downtown Denver Alleyways Project” will launch in conjunction with “Happy City: Art for the People,” a six-week (May 18-June 30) citywide art intervention with the purpose of breaking down personal, emotional and social barriers, while nurturing individual and collective well-being. Initiated by British artist Stuart Semple, the project brings together more than 10 artists’ perspectives that address ideas of happiness and community wellness, in an effort to imagine a more connected society.

“By reimagining alleyways, ordinarily neglected civic spaces, ‘Between Us’ nurtures a transcontinental dialogue around the ideals of social trust and human connection,” said David Ehrlich, The Denver Theatre District executive director. “We are thrilled to have the chance to partner with the Downtown Denver Partnership and are grateful to the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District and the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation for funding to support this important initiative.”

About Black Cube

Black Cube is a nonprofit, experimental art museum that operates nomadically. Without the traditional boundaries of a physical building, Black Cube exists primarily through partnering with artist fellows to commission popup art experiences. Black Cube describes itself as an unconventional museum pursuing the most effective ways to engage audiences while supporting individual artists with critical professional guidance. For more information, visit


adsflogoFirst Friday at the Art District on Santa Fe

Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 10th Ave

Every First Friday from 5-10pm

  • Check gallery websites and for details on individual gallery exhibits
  • Parking information:
  • Adco General — 801 Kalamath St — Park any day of the week after 5pm
  • The Bolt Factory at 2nd and Kalamath St.
  • Alliance Francaise — 6th and Galapago: Just East of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • West High School — 10th Avenue and Galapago St. — First Friday Art Walk only. Cost is $5 which funds students’ cultural programs
  • Kitchens at the Denver — 8th and Kalamath: 1 block west of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • The Knife Guys at 11 Kalamath St. and W. Ellsworth Ave. — after 6pm
  • Image Complete Lighting Gallery, Kalamath and 2nd Avenue — after 5pm
  • Su Teatro lot at Santa Fe Drive and 2nd Avenue
  • Street parking along Santa Fe Drive, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th Avenues