Magnolia Street Art Space Grand Opening and "Emerge" Pop-up Art Exhibit POSTPONED (see below)
Grand Opening Celebration: Friday January 12 from 6 - 9 pm
Pop-up Exhibit Dates: January 11 - 27, 2018
Postponement of Magnolia Street Art Space Grand Opening
Due to unforeseen construction delays, the Magnolia Street Art Space Grand Opening has been cancelled for January 12, 2018, and will be postponed for now. We are in the process of resolving the delays and will send out a new press release once we have been able to reschedule the event.
About the Magnolia Street Art Space Grand Opening
A grand opening celebration is planned for the new Magnolia Street Art Space! The space is finished, artists are getting settled in and a pop-up exhibit, entitled "Emerge," representing work from more than 20 artists will be part of the celebration. There will be food, music and fun! Don't miss this great opportunity to view some fantastic art and to take a look at this beautiful new art space.
About "Emerge," an invitational group pop-up exhibit
"Emerge," the pop-up exhibit that will be a part of the Grand Opening celebration is being curated by former Ice Cube Gallery members Karen Roehl and Ron Gerbrandt. It will display a diverse collection of art by local artists including: Kevin Weckbach, Richard Rodriguez, Elizabeth Rouland, Larry Pritchard, Kate Woestemeyer, Tiffiny Wine, Dustin Hardgrove, Vanessa Garcia, Clyde Steadman, Michael Gadlin, Stephanie Hartshorn, Karen Roehl, Ron Gerbrandt, Susie Hyer, Ann Gargotto, Andrea Kemp, Terri Bell, Jon Koenigsberg, Julie Anna Lewis, Terrell Tumlinson and Josh Frye.
Magnolia Street Art Space
6600 E. 74th Avenue
Commerce City, CO 80022
As most know, the Denver metro arts community has been experiencing a huge pricing crunch. The Magnolia Street Art Space addresses those concerns now and for the future by offering affordable and permanent art space in the quaint location of downtown Derby, developed by Jeanie Nuanes King. Ms. King was one of the founders of the Art District on Santa Fe and owned a building there for many years. The pricing crunch made it difficult for Ms. King to continue operating an art venue in Denver that offered economical space for art studios and galleries, so she looked elsewhere to find a space that could be updated and made affordable for Denver Metro artists.
Another nearby building is being turned into gallery and studio spaces by long time Denver photographer and art activist, Mark Sink. King and Sink have created a new center for the arts in the area -- the Derby Art District (DAD). Plans are for other nearby buildings to be renovated into additional art spaces. This new art district not only provides great opportunities for artists, but also emphasizes the important goal of becoming an integral part of the Derby Business District and community. The DAD aims to add cultural interest within the community without taking away the small town charm that makes Derby unique.
DAD is partnering with various government and private community organizations to help facilitate this goal. In a recent article for the Commerce City Sentinel, Ms. King stated that she "feels the Derby area has been forgotten, left out when it comes to cultural opportunities; and that the art district is something special that the Derby community deserves and will be proud of."
The Derby Art District
The Derby Art District plans to host various art exhibits and special public events. DAD is located just north of Denver city limits. Venues are situated approximately 7 miles north of the River North (RiNo) Art District. Interstate highways 76, 270 and 25 are very close and convenient, and, a new light rail station will open close by in 2018, which will link the district to downtown Denver and other city segments. For more click here...