PRISM Workspaces Open Studios

Friday November 2, 2018 from 5:30-9pm

  • PRISM Workspaces is opening its doors on Friday, November 2 for its semi-annual event featuring open studios and entertainment
  • Over 50 artists and creative businesses display their new work
  • Come for a chance to meet creators and see their behind the scenes process and creative spaces, all under one roof
  • http://www.prismworkspaces.com
  • PRISM is located at 999 Vallejo, Denver, just off I-25 at the 8th Avenue exit
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Meet PRISM’s creatives as they open their studios, offering their artwork and artisanal goods for viewing and for sale. In addition to open studios, the entire complex will showcase work of the PRISM community and guest artists. An added collaborative group exhibition titled GREEN explores fresh interpretations of this harmonious color of the PRISMatic spectrum. Scott Saari will provide acoustic music for the evening.

PRISM is a unique, creative community comprised of emerging and established artists, designers, and creative businesses of all types. With 63 units of workspaces designed for individuals and businesses to make their own, PRISM provides a collaborative environment and is open to the community daily as well as during select open studios and special events.

 

The Art of Brunch on Santa Fe Drive

Final Sundays, Autumn 2018

September 30, October 28 & November 25 from 11am-3pm

  • Participating Galleries & Creative Businesses: Artists on Santa Fe, Bitfactory Gallery, Candelaria - Maker's Studio, Carol Mier Fashion, Copper Door Coffee Roasters, Core New Art Space, Denver Art Society, Grace Gallery Fine Art, Grace Noel Art, Georgia Amar's Habitat Gallery & Studio, The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, Joe Maxx Coffee Co. Denver, Kanon Collective, Kat Payge Art, Mai Wyn Fine Art, Michael Warren Contemporary (October only), Neo Art Studios, Ninni & Foffa's, Niza Knoll Gallery, Spark Gallery, Sync Gallery, Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Post 1
The Art of Brunch is back! Join us for gallery hopping and complimentary brunch bites at over 20 galleries and creative business in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. No ticket necessary. Simply come down and enjoy a free day at the galleries!
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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
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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 http://blackcube.art

 

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 DenverArts.org 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
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