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Where Have All the Festivals Gone?

February 16th, 2019

If you’re anything like me, now is the time of year to start thinking about summer concerts. With Christmas and Valentine’s Day expenses out of the way, I can blow all of my money on shows without feeling selfish until around Thanksgiving. You may have heard the news lately about some festivals that will not be happening in Denver this year. I won’t try to hide the fact that I’m a little bummed about it. Was it something we did? Were we too nice? Is Denver so wonderful that people go home and tell their friends it sucks so nobody else will come spoil the natural beauty?... Read More

The Blooming of the Buffalo Rose

February 9th, 2019

Golden is nothing if not historic. We hold on tightly to our western roots and the nostalgia runs deep in this town. Everything is also a little old-fashioned. When I was little I remember not being able to skateboard downtown because the sidewalks were still made of uneven wooden planks. True story. I’d look out the window and watch the tumbleweeds blow by, wishing I had access to a swimming pool like Jay Adams and Tony Alva. I never did become a pro skateboarder, but I have managed to learn quite a bit about local dive bars and music venues. We all find our own little niche I guess. Golden... Read More

Gallery 1505

February 3rd, 2019

Sometimes it can be hard to find the right piece of art for your particular space. There’s more to it than just finding a painting you like and hanging it any old place. You wouldn’t want your house to get that weird hotel room vibe, where the art looks obligatory. Have you ever looked at the posters on the ceiling at the dentist’s office and wondered how much thought went into choosing them? Art should be more than just a distraction to fill space. Let’s face it, while any art is better than a blank wall, some of it can seem like the visual equivalent of elevator music.... Read More

Millers and Rossi

January 26th, 2019

Millers and Rossi is a contemporary art gallery in the RiNo art district. They show a wide range of works spanning a variety of media. Representing mostly locals, their artist list is small but resounding. Each and every artist represented is exceptional. Art isn’t the only thing Millers and Rossi has to offer, however. It’s also a speakeasy with an awesome bar in the back. An art gallery with a bar? Take my money! I was a little concerned at first that the gallery might be more of a side note to the speakeasy aspect. This was not the case. The gallery holds its own. They have a diverse... Read More

Rhinoceropolis

January 19th, 2019

Take a second to examine your computer. If you happen to notice a slight heat coming from the screen, fear not. It’s merely a byproduct of the sheer joy and excitement emanating from the topic of this article. The entire city has been anxiously awaiting the final fate of our beloved DIY venues and THE VERDICT IS IN! Well, somewhat. On a couple of them at least. I could not be more ecstatic to announce that Denver’s premier venue for underground shows of all kinds, Rhinoceropolis, is reopening! In a recent Westword interview, operator John Golter said that he’s just putting the... Read More

Clayton Lane Fine Arts

January 12th, 2019
La Nature en Silence, Andre Desjardins

Clayton Lane Fine Art is a gallery in Cherry Creek that prides itself on an expansive collection of works from world-class artists, showing exclusive works and special editions from more than fifty well-established names. They specialize in realism, impressionism, and abstractionism. Their exhibitions cover many types of media including paintings, sculptures of various sizes, and intricate bronzes. Regardless of your art experience, Clayton Lane caters to all levels of art lovers and collectors. Their latest exhibition is a solo show by artist Andre Desjardins. Desjardins is an accomplished artist... Read More

Four Artists to Look for at Visions West Contemporary

January 5th, 2019

Visions West is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of downtown Denver. With a broad artist list that includes names from around the globe, they curate shows that consistently push boundaries. They seek out artists who exhibit exceptional diversity, unique style, and most importantly, passion in their work. They also focus heavily on art that involves nature, and the influence it has on individuals and society as a whole. Their exhibitions span a wide range of media, from sculptures, to dioramas, to oil paintings, and even ornate birdcages. For their first exhibition of the year, Visions West... Read More

Gallery 1261 – Local Denver Art Gallery

December 22nd, 2018
Jakie Says Hello, Vincent Xeus

Just outside Larimer Square, sits Gallery 1261. Located at 1412 Wazee Street, it shares a space with K Contemporary and Abend Gallery, forming a colorful, cultural trifecta. Founder and artist Quang Ho envisioned a venue focused on creativity over marketability. Since 2004 they’ve been a place for artists to showcase their latest conceptions in a wide variety of mediums and styles. The gallery is spacious, with hardwood floors, redbrick walls, and plenty of large windows providing natural lighting. The pieces displayed are mostly paintings and small sculptures. They feature landscapes, portraits,... Read More

Tansey – A Local Contemporary Art Gallery

December 15th, 2018
Wallflower Chandelier, Julie Conway

Tansey is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of LoDo. They offer exquisite pieces by well established artists, demonstrating highly refined techniques. While Tansey displays pieces from a variety of mediums, special emphasis is placed on sculptures. Crafted from glass, ceramic, wood, fiber, and many other mediums, each and every piece is a stunning example of imagination and craftsmanship. Originally located in Santa Fe, Tansey Contemporary is a welcome addition to Denver’s ever-growing art scene. Art in itself is beautiful and engaging, but the setting in which it is viewed is important... Read More

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