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People’s Building – Aurora Arts District

November 27th, 2018
People's Building

I’ve never had much truck with communism. I was born in the 80’s and have only the faintest memory of the Berlin Wall coming down. My ultra-Conservative scholastic education impressed upon me that the only success of the Soviets and the “Red Chinese” (yes, that was the actual term used) was to slaughter and starve millions of people. This impression was not wrong; Stalin and Mao weren’t fun people at parties. And it left me with a deep distrust of anything labeled “The People’s,” whether that’s an army or an industry. Thus, it was with some skepticism that I learned that there’s... Read More

Faces of Denver – Darren Boyd

November 15th, 2018
Darren Boyd

Surviving as a neighborhood brewery in Denver is not an easy accomplishment these days stacked up against the saturated competition. Darren Boyd, one of the founders of Spangalang Brewery, believes that as the customer and competition has changed within the industry, the market and brewing process will too. Boyd has lived in Denver county for roughly 10 years after moving from Connecticut. He got involved in the brewing scene just as it was taking off in Denver and began working for Great Divide Brewing Co. After a couple years Boyd and his two other partners, Taylor Rees and Austin Wiley, all... Read More

Head Room Sessions

August 18th, 2018
Head Room Sessions

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. In fact, it’s probably Denver’s best kept(musical) secret. There’s these things called Head Room Sessions. Once a month, musicians and music lovers duck into a small opening between two buildings off Santa Fe. They follow a narrow walkway illuminated by Christmas lights and upbeat spirits, to a brick building with a blue wall and a white door, the entrance to ReCreative. It’s a really awesome art gallery, and they’re gracious enough to provide space for these intimate live recordings. Head Room Sessions are really special events showcasing... Read More

Faces of Denver – Eleanor Cheetham

June 1st, 2018

Denver watering hole owner and bartender, Eleanor Cheetham, runs the show at Fort Greene. Fort Greene is a bar in Globeville, which maintains a community driven atmosphere and Slavic speakeasy style. Originally, Eleanor got her start in Austin, TX before moving to Fort Greene in Brooklyn, NY. In New York, she worked in fashion and design before she decided she needed a change of pace. Once she moved to Globeville she visited the local steam punk dive bar of the neighborhood, Crash 45, and decided to apply for a job. After working as the bartender for three years, the owner sold the bar to a friend... Read More

Core New Art Space

April 7th, 2018

One of my favorite ways to spend a lazy afternoon is strolling through the art district on Sante Fe. The streets are lined with small studios and galleries. I love to pop in and see what’s new. Usually you can find a few artists hanging around that are happy to talk about their work. I always make sure I stop by CORE New Art Space. Located at 900 Sante Fe street, it features new artists every few weeks. For over 25 years they’ve been providing space for artists to showcase their talent in a non-commercial setting. Their current exhibits, running through April 15th, include artists Lisa Purdy,... Read More

Artist Spotlight – Katy Kane

October 31st, 2017

OnDenver’s own, Katy Kane, is not only a columnist that writes for the website on art galleries, she herself is also a talented painter and artist. Kane has been creative her entire life, some of her earliest memories include drawing all over her bedroom walls and creating murals in her room as a child “My parents didn’t care too much about the drawing on the walls, I think that is where my art and creativity started.” Her inspirations come from a few various sources. Kane’s spirituality and belief in God being one, another comes from her own personal travels and experiences. Having... Read More

What’s NEXT? An Art Gallery

October 18th, 2017

Next Gallery has a good variety of artists. There is photography and graphic arts, interesting mixed media, embroidery, 3-d art and more. The main artists that have exhibits up there currently are Chris Buske with “Crossing Borders,” and Jordan Lyn with “The End.” Of course there are works by other artists scattered around the gallery such as some of the mixed media work of Adrienne DeLoe, whose pieces incorporating natural elements into her art never fail to amaze me! The bulk of the pieces were smaller pieces from Buske consisting of photos, sketches, and graphics which... Read More

Lakewood Arts: Up and Coming in 40 West

October 10th, 2017

Lakewood Arts had a very good show for the 40 West First Friday this past Friday. There was everything from classy mosaics to watercolors and acrylics to delightful textile designs. They had a folksy live band playing in the back and several gallery attendants to attend to our needs, one of them even came up and introduced herself and had a nice chat. I found the artwork impressive and alluring. The gallery did NOT seem snobbish or stuck up but was rather open and friendly, very welcoming to all who came in, which is just the way I like it! This was one of those great galleries where it seems like... Read More

I’ll Tell You About Teller Street Gallery

October 5th, 2017

Teller Street Art Gallery and Studios is on 38th Street in Wheat Ridge, CO, west of Denver. It’s a hidden gem! The place is down-to-earth and fun but also has some very talented and innovative art in the gallery. The great thing about Teller is that it is a very functional space. Gallery owner and artist Nicole Anderson and fellow artist Kaylie instruct art classes to the public for a reasonable price-they are what are known as the paint-and-sip art classes generally lasting no more than 3 hours, at the end of which the participant has a finished painting to take home with her at the end... Read More

Grace Gallery Will Take Your Breath Away

September 18th, 2017

Grace Gallery is three floors of unique and interesting art! Located in the Santa Fe art district near downtown Denver, Grace Gallery has three floors of amazing art ranging from wood carvings and abstracts to nudes and portraits. There is art and jewelry made from bicycle parts, stunning photography that draws you in and won’t let you go until you’ve surely gotten your fill and even then you find it hard to walk away. The main floor is definitely my favorite but that’s not to say the upper and lower floors are lacking, in fact it’s astounding the amount of amazing art that... Read More