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“Momentum” at Space ANNEX

May 18th, 2019
Siren, by Jeff Curry. Courtesy of Space Gallery

Space ANNEX has announced a gigantic art exhibition to accompany their grand opening later this month. The contemporary gallery and event space sits in the heart of the Baker neighborhood. Their first show, Momentum, brings together dozens of artists for an expansive, multi-disciplinary display. Space ANNEX encompasses 3,000 square feet of indoor gallery space, a large outdoor sculpture garden, a rooftop patio, and an outdoor bar. They’ll be hosting exhibitions on a rotating basis from artists represented by their sister location, Space Gallery. The space is also available for all types of... Read More

7th Annual Spread the Word Fest

May 10th, 2019
Rebirth Brass Band, courtesy of Spread The Word Fest

The 7th annual Spread the Word Fest is back again in Denver. The three day event is going down May 17th-19th and tickets are still available. This Colorado-born festival brings together huge names for a diverse lineup that never disappoints. Previous guests include Euforquestra, Tatanka, Everyone Orchestra, James and the Devil, Kyle Hollingsworth, the Jeff Austin Band, and many more. Next weekend, Spread the Word takes over the city with 3 venues, 8 stages, and more than 40 bands on the bill. Location is a big decision with these types of things. For 2019, organizers decided on a three-pronged... Read More

“Stickwork” at Chatfield Farms

May 4th, 2019

The Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the city’s most popular attractions, and for good reason. It holds thousands of regional species as well as exotic plants that can’t be seen anywhere else (like Stinky, the corpse flower). It’s known not just for the flora, but for art installations as well. Who could forget Dale Chihuly’s intricate glassworks, or Alexander Calder’s surreal sculptures? The installations chosen complement the natural beauty of the gardens without stealing the show. They have so much to offer that it can’t all be contained in one place. The... Read More

‘Graffuturism’ at Mirus

April 27th, 2019

Graffiti has always been a notorious type of art. Often raw, unpolished, unsolicited, and temporary, the word conjures up images of train cars, subway tunnels, and overpasses with kids in hoodies hopping fences with spray cans clanking around in their backpacks. Long misunderstood as mere vandalism and loathed by city mayors everywhere, this fully legitimate art form was developed underground. Its guerrilla nature led to a lack of representation in traditional gallery settings. An upcoming exhibition at Mirus aims to change that. Dubbed, L’Aviner, this showcase focuses on an evolution of... Read More

April Shows at the Marquis

April 20th, 2019

We have more than our fair share of concert venues, but only one with pizza that’s worth mentioning. Of course, I’m referring to the Marquis Theater off Larimer. Known for energetic shows and its high-quality sound system, this is a regular stop for local and touring bands of all genres. The Marquis books some pretty big names for a venue its size. Previous headliners include The Sword, The Slackers, Portugal the Man, People Under the Stairs, The Mad Caddies, Norma Jean, Swollen Members, and so many more. I saw the Dirty Heads there with Rome (who does vocals for Sublime now, RIP Bradley)... Read More

Denver’s 4/20 Concerts

April 13th, 2019

Once again, spring has smiled upon our beautiful city. People are gardening, birds are chirping, and the few bees we haven’t poisoned are lazily making their rounds like every day is Monday morning. It’s a special time in Denver, and with the changing of the season comes a very Colorado holiday: 4/20. Personally, it just doesn’t hold the same significance it once did. I remember going to see Ken Gorman speak at the capital and feeling like a rebel for skipping school with my friends to protest for something so near and dear to all of our hearts. That’s all well and good,... Read More

3 Weekend Shows at The Lost Lake Lounge

April 6th, 2019

Lost Lake Lounge is a bar and music venue on East Colfax (the one your mother warned you about).  Almost every night of the week they host local and touring bands from a variety of genres. It has the feel of a fishing lodge mixed with an underground venue. I saw a Rowdy Shadehouse show there a few years back and the band handed out brown paper bags full of glitter. This place is an awesome local hangout, and it has earned a special place in the hearts of many. Their lineup for next weekend is, as always, exploding with talent. Friday April 12th they’re hosting Whiskey Autumn’s CD release... Read More

Elements at Walker Fine Art

March 30th, 2019

Walker Fine Art is a spacious, loft-style gallery specializing in contemporary art. Their artist list includes regional and national artists at all stages of their careers. Their rotating exhibitions showcase the latest trends in Abstraction and Realism through Sculpture, Photography, Mixed Media, and Installation. Currently on display is a group exhibition titled Elements. This series features works from six artists and focuses on the elements of nature through various elements of photography. The selected works range from silver gelatin prints to a 3D augmented reality installation. These artists... Read More

Art of the State

March 23rd, 2019

The Art of the State is an expansive series covering as much of the Colorado art scene as possible. This isn’t a normal exhibition; it’s a full scale immersion. Open to all Colorado artists and every type of media, this is an incredibly diverse event that attracts hundreds of artists. It takes place at the spacious Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Home to three separate galleries and over 10,000 square feet of exhibition space, the Arvada Center is one of the few venues in the Denver area large enough for a collection of this magnitude. This event always draws some big names... Read More

GEORGIA

March 16th, 2019

I love this city. The music, the art, the scenery, the people; it’s all top notch. One of the greatest things about Denver is the DIY community. It takes a special kind of person to pour their heart and soul, not to mention blood, sweat, and tears, into a project to benefit others. It takes a special kind of community to nurture these projects and help them thrive. Denver is an ideal in both of these aspects. We’ve had more than our fair share of legendary underground music venues, but now we have a slightly different DIY gem. The soon-to-be-all-the-rage garage gallery, GEORGIA. You... Read More