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Denver Art Scene: Valkarie Gallery

December 8th, 2018
M'eye Heart Imagines, Lisa Luree

Valkarie Gallery is the brainchild of Valerie Savarie and Karrie York. It was initially imagined as a space to create and show the work of artists like themselves back in 2013. Over the last five years it’s grown into an artist owned and run collective that showcases emerging and established artists from a wide variety of backgrounds. The collective itself includes watercolor artists, jewelers, paper cut artists, book sculptors, graphic designers and photographers. Valkarie has two exhibition spaces, a main gallery and a resident gallery, as well as extra studio space. From December 12th thru... Read More

Denver Local Art Scene – Leon Galley

December 3rd, 2018
Incredulous, Cymon Padilla

Leon Gallery is a fantastic place to be immersed in a sea of creativity. Located in a historic building off of 17th and Park Avenue, they host solo and group exhibitions from incredibly creative, innovative minds. Most galleries operate on commission, but Leon has chosen the non-profit approach. This allows them to incorporate a wider variety of artists with much more freedom of expression. For owners Eric Dallimore and Eric Nord, this is much more than just an exhibition space. It’s a staging area for community involvement and social change. They work to reduce stigmas around social issues,... Read More

SYNC Gallery – Local Denver Art Gallery

November 17th, 2018
Helene Strebel's: "Window Fascade"

The Santa Fe Art District is always buzzing with excitement. The galleries open their doors and release  a cascade of color, culture, and expression into the streets of Denver. It’s the perfect atmosphere for local artists to experiment with new ideas and collaborate with one another. Sync Gallery, at 931 Santa Fe Drive, is a prime example of this. It began as an artist collective nearly a decade ago. Its members sought to create a space where they could be represented while maintaining their freedom of expression. The gallery is divided into two sections. Samples of work from all 20 of the... Read More

K Contemporary – Local Denver Art Gallery

November 10th, 2018
Sarah Winkler, Great American Eclipse

K Contemporary is one of the newest and most active additions to the LoDo art community. Joining Abend and Gallery 1261 to form the 1412 Collective, K Contemporary offers its audiences ground breaking trends from both emerging and established artists. Their artist pool is vast and draws on local and international names to present exciting exhibits on a rotating basis. They also collaborate with many other galleries and organizations to promote local artists. K Contemporary has partnered with the Denver Place exhibition space to engage the people of Denver with the work of local and international... Read More

Denver Arts Weeks – November 2nd-10th

November 3rd, 2018
Denver Arts Week

Once again, the annual Denver Arts Week is upon us with a lengthy list of attractions. More than 300 events are squeezed into nine days from November 2nd-10th. This week(ish) is dedicated to all things artsy. There will be art premiers, comedy, performance art, music, free admission to Denver museums, and much more. This event is as much for the artists as it is for the audience and Denver’s art scene gets to show off everything it has to offer. Festivities begin with First Fridays on November 2nd. The numerous galleries throughout the Santa Fe, Belmar and Tennyson art districts will be offering... Read More

Inside the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art

October 27th, 2018
the energy of explosions

The Kirkland Museum began as a way to honor the late Vance Kirkland. As an artist and philanthropist, Kirkland was influential to many in the art community. After his passing, family friend Hugh Grant became executor of his estate and founded the museum in his memory. The original location opened on Pearl Street in 2003 sharing a building with Vance Kirkland’s studio and art school. In 2014 they moved to a new location on 12th and Bannock, with the studio and school following shortly after. The museum specializes in fine and decorative arts with an emphasis on Colorado artists. They have over... Read More

David B. Smith Galley – Christopher Russell

October 20th, 2018

Denver is blessed with an extraordinary selection of art galleries, and a thriving community behind them. Local artists and internationally recognized names find homes in every neighborhood. Though the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming, they’re all unique and amazing. One place that never disappoints is the David B. Smith galley. Specializing in contemporary art, they feature world renowned artists with rotating exhibitions monthly. Their current show, by Christopher Russell is exceptional. Christopher Russell is an incredibly talented artist and photographer based in Portland, Oregon.... Read More

Music and Art Scene: William Havu Gallery

October 13th, 2018
William Havu Gallery

The William Havu gallery has an extensive history and an artist list to match. Over the last 45 years they’ve represented hundreds of artists specializing in post modernism and abstraction. While they have hosted a number of notable emerging artists, the majority are fairly well established, mid-career professionals from Colorado and the Southwest. William Havu initially opened his namesake gallery in Aspen in the early 70’s. His art background is extensive, and he seems like quite the character. In interviews he mentions playing drums with Hendrix and befriending Hunter S. Thompson. Havu moved... Read More

Shred Fest – Saturday, October 6th

October 4th, 2018
Shred Fest

Shred fest is here with its inaugural and soon to be annual rail jam/beer fest/concert extravaganza. Presented by POW (Protect Our Winters), Shred Fest is a huge event to raise awareness and combat climate change, so we can all keep doing the winter activities we love. It’s also a great opportunity to enjoy some live music, sip a few beers, sample some food truck cuisine, and of course, there’s the rail jam. Shred Fest will take place on Saturday, October 6th starting at 2 p.m. The rail jam will be at Ruby Hill Park, 1200 W. Florida Avenue in Denver. I’m not allowed to enter rail jams in... Read More

GLDN – A DIY Art Gallery and Music Venue in Golden – First Show Oct 12th

September 29th, 2018
GLDN_ Golden Mill

The historic and much loved Golden Mill recently relocated and the building became available. We’re all bummed to see it go after so many years. They will be missed by the entire community. Typically, you would expect an apartment building (with scenic river and mountain views) to start germinating within ten minutes of a FOR RENT sign going up in the window. Just a small sprout at first, with barely visible balconies budding at the top and deep roots breaking ground for the off-street, heated, underground parking garage (one space per tenant with a nominal annual fee). This time though, something... Read More