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Denver Neighborhood Profile: Golden Triangle Museum District

Denver's walkable Golden Triangle neighborhood is one of the city's many burgeoning arts districts — perfect places for a day of gallery hopping. Anchored by the Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum, a dozen or so galleries, restaurants and coffeeshops, salons and bars, there's plenty to see in do in this corner of Denver.

Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum

Once a cluster of single-family Victorians and bungalows, the Golden Triangle has transformed into a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood. Just south of downtown, the Golden Triangle is bordered by Speer Boulevard, Colfax Avenue and Lincoln Street. In addition to the arts offerings, the area is also home to the Denver Public Library's Michael Graves-designed main branch, the History Colorado CenterDenver Mint and the historic Byers-Evans House Museum.

On March 10, 2018, the Kirkland Museum, which houses the works and studio of Vance Kirkland — one of Colorado's most notable artists — will reopen in the neighborhood.

The mini-community's hippest attractions, however, are the diverse art galleries, all within walking distance of one another. Here are some of the gallery highlights:

Native American Trading Company: Luxurious Southwestern and American Indian art in the form of weavings, chief blankets, pottery, baskets, jewelry and artifacts. 1301 Bannock Street.

The Shops at 9th Avenue: This high-end European market offers an eclectic mix of furniture, accessories, art and antiques. Market Treats bistro is perfect for a snack, and The Collection also hosts an on going lecture series. 899 Broadway.

Walker Fine Art: Beautiful, contemporary mixed media and sculpture in stone, steel, bronze and glass featuring regional, national and international artists. 300 W. 11th Avenue.

William Havu Gallery: This airy gallery features contemporary art from regional and national artists working in a wide array of media. Top names like Argent, Daborn, Kriegsman, Metier, Steadman and Vonnegut show here. 1040 Cherokee Street.

Paper Clouds Studio: Contemporary papermaking and mixed media by Denver artist Roxanne Rossi and other featured artists. 136 W. 12th Avenue.