Six of Denver’s vibrant art districts will transform into an art lover’s frenzy November 1–9, 2013, with more than 300 events located in Denver’s intimate galleries and theaters, landmark museums and one-of-a-kind performing arts venues. It’s an all-out spectacle that you won’t want to be on the sidelines for.
Heavily discounted or free events are the norm at the Denver Arts Week, allowing visitors to seamlessly access the full spectrum of what Colorado’s lively culture has to offer. From Van Gogh masterpieces to avant-garde installations, film festivals and impromptu stage performances, this event has it all. Start planning your week at the Denver Arts Week website and make sure to check out the week’s highlights below.
The 2012 Denver Arts Week Highlights
Starz Denver Film Festival
There’s always something new to learn or experience at the Starz Denver Film Festival with hundreds of documentaries, shorts and other silver screen gems lighting up Denver’s most unique venues. The festival also includes chances to chat up directors and get dolled-up for the red carpet.
Know Your Arts First Friday
First Fridays get pretty wild in Denver. Streets buzz with enthusiastic gallery-goers hopping to and fro among galleries with new and noteworthy collections. Mingle with the artists and curators to get the behind-the-scenes story while touring eclectic Denver art districts like RiNo, ArtDistrict on Sante Fe and Belmar Block 7.
Night at the Museums
Visiting Denver’s premier museums can’t get easier than this. With complimentary shuttle service from museum to museum, free admission and extended hours, the only thing you need to bring is yourself. Keeping doors open until 10pm, staple museums like the Denver Art Museum, Molly Brown House, Black American West Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art and Denver Museum of Nature & Science loosen up their ties with special events, and like we said, free admission and transportation!
Becoming Van Gogh
An unprecedented exploration of Van Gogh’s unique development as an artist will be exhibited at the Denver Art Museum throughout Denver Arts Week. The unprecedented Van Gogh collection runs through mid-January, but we suggest tacking this special exhibit onto your other Arts Week activities; especially during Night at the Museums, when admission to the Denver Art Museum is free.
In addition to museums and galleries offering free, two-for-one or other discounted admission, many Denver hotels also offer special rates for the week. Learn about accommodation, museum, event and food deals at the Denver Arts Week website.
Photos courtesy of: Matt Inden/Miles; Starz Denver Film Festival/James Dimagiba