Outdoor arts festival featuring local brewers, artists, music, and food
Admission is $5 (children under 12 free) including a souvenir tasting glass, and a punch card for 20 drink samples
A celebration of local art, craft brews, food, and music, the second annual Arts & Ales Festival returns to the grounds of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Saturday, August 11, 2018. Designed as a family-friendly event, the Arts & Ales Festival also includes activities for the kids, live local music and fun contests – all outdoors at the Center’s Sculpture Field. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking at the venue.
The one-day festival will feature ongoing entertainment and activities, including art booths and main stage entertainment featuring popular local bands throughout each day. The event also includes hands-on art activities for kids.
Several great bands will be playing throughout the day. They are “Thunder and Rain,” “The Beloved Invaders,” “Classic Vinyl Band and “Bird Dawgs.” Local brewers including Ratio Beerworks, Stone Brewing, Grand Lake Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, White Claw Hard Seltzer, Odyssey Beerwerks, Kokopelli Beer Company, Spice Trade Brewing, SomePlace Else Brewery, Liquid Mechanics Brewing, New Image Brewing, and more, will be offering samples for those age 21 and over who have purchased a souvenir beer mug. Check back often as new brewers are added to the list!
Festival hours are 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Admission is just $5 for those wanting to enjoy the art, music and food, and children under age 12 are admitted free of charge. General tasting tickets include admission, a souvenir tasting glass, and a punch card for 20 drink samples. VIP tasting tickets include admission, a tasting glass, and 40 drink samples. From June 1 to July 11, general tasting tickets are $25 and VIP is $45. After July 12, general tasting tickets are $30 and VIP $50. The day of the event, general tasting tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $55. Please note: A valid ID age 21 and over is required to pick up the souvenir mug. To purchase advance online tickets and additional details about the festival, go to ArvadaCenterArtsandAles.com
Immediately following the Arts & Ales Festival, Face Vocal Band will perform in the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre. “Face” is an internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band from Boulder, Colorado who have been captivating audiences for fifteen years with their infectious energy punctuated by an endearing love of performance. Additional purchase required: go to http://SummerAtTheCenter.com for details.
The Arts & Ales Festival is sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center. Additional support is provided by the City of Arvada, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries.
Juried Arts Festival: Saturday and Sunday, July 21 & 22
Artist Jurors: Jesse Mathes, Mai Wyn and Pam Fortner
Over 100 artists from around the country exhibiting on Golden's Colorado School of Mines campus
Artsweek Golden is a week-long celebration of arts-related programming in Golden that culminates with a juried arts festival featuring over 125 artists from around the country. More information online at: http://www.foothillsartcenter.org/artsweek
The week-long festival includes activities that will take place throughout the entire historic town of Golden such as yarn-bombing of Golden sculptures, performance art, chalk sidewalk masterpieces, and plein air painting. Parking spots along a stretch of Washington Avenue, Golden’s Main Street, will be converted into pop-up parking space art studios. Golden’s downtown will come alive with 21st Century art during this week-long celebration.
The Final Friday Art Walk gives visitors, residents and folks who work in the Triangle an after-hours opportunity to explore the many creative spaces in our special corner of Denver, including the chance to engage with the quirky, cool, and sophisticated art and creatives which define our eclectic neighborhood.
Walker Fine Art @ 300 W 11th Ave.
Goodwin Fine Art @ 1255 Delaware St.
Colorado Photographic Arts Center @ 1070 Bannock St.
William Havu Gallery @ 1040 Cherokee St.
Sandra Phillips Gallery @ 47 W 11th Ave.
Denver Art Museum (Untitled Final Fridays: late-night programming from 6-10pm)
Clyfford Still Museum (Free Lawn Concerts June 29th & July 27th)
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ($5 Final Friday admission)
Five artists - Carlos Frésquez, Kelly Monico, Stuart Semple, Joel Swanson and Frankie Toan – will transform Downtown Denver alleyways into site-specific, sculptural art installations
With a goal of surprising, delighting and inspiring those who experience the alleyways, “Between Us” is closely aligned with Happy City Denver, the program that launched in May
On Friday, June 15, the Downtown Denver Partnership and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with The Denver Theatre District and Black Cube and with funding from Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, will launch “Between Us: The Downtown Denver Alleyways Project,” to bring additional art to Downtown Denver’s most underutilized public spaces: alleys.
The public is invited to the launch event on Friday, June 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will begin in the alley between Larimer Street and Market Street off of 15th Street and tour the five alleys, with artist talks at each, led by the Montbello Drumline and ending with a reception at the Skyline Beer Garden at 6 p.m.
“The Downtown Denver Partnership and the BID are committed to creating vibrant and memorable experiences for everyone who visits, works and lives in Downtown Denver and have been focused on alley improvement for some time,” says Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership. “This investment in our downtown alleys provides the perfect opportunity to activate our alleys through art, encouraging people to spend time in these underutilized spaces, ultimately creating safe, welcoming and ‘selfie’-worthy places.”
Artists / Installations / Locations:
Carlos Frésquez / “Alley Freshener” / Between Stout & California Streets (southwest side)
Kelly Monico / “Alley Cats” / Between 14th and 15th Streets, Larimer and Market Streets
Stuart Semple / “I should be crying but I can’t let it show” / Between Champa & Stout Streets (northeast side)
Joel Swanson / “Y/OURS” / Between Curtis & Champa Streets (southwest side)
Frankie Toan / “Public Bodies” / Between Stout & California Streets (northeast side)
“Between Us: The Downtown Denver Alleyways Project” will launch in conjunction with “Happy City: Art for the People,” a six-week (May 18-June 30) citywide art intervention with the purpose of breaking down personal, emotional and social barriers, while nurturing individual and collective well-being. Initiated by British artist Stuart Semple, the project brings together more than 10 artists’ perspectives that address ideas of happiness and community wellness, in an effort to imagine a more connected society.
“By reimagining alleyways, ordinarily neglected civic spaces, ‘Between Us’ nurtures a transcontinental dialogue around the ideals of social trust and human connection,” said David Ehrlich, The Denver Theatre District executive director. “We are thrilled to have the chance to partner with the Downtown Denver Partnership and are grateful to the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District and the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation for funding to support this important initiative.”
About Black Cube
Black Cube is a nonprofit, experimental art museum that operates nomadically. Without the traditional boundaries of a physical building, Black Cube exists primarily through partnering with artist fellows to commission popup art experiences. Black Cube describes itself as an unconventional museum pursuing the most effective ways to engage audiences while supporting individual artists with critical professional guidance. For more information, visit http://blackcube.art
Final Friday of the Month, January through October 2018
Events take place from 6–10 pm
Untitled is included in general admission; Members receive free admission to every Untitled event and all the special programming that happens inside
College students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission
Untitled Final Fridays just got even more creative. Each event is completely artist designed and delivered, highlighting each partner's unique talent and vision. Experience the museum in an entirely different way—every time.
For 10 seasons, Untitled has embraced experimentation and collaboration, and this year, we’re upping the ante. We’ve handed over the reins to amazing guest creatives who will design one-of-a-kind experiences and mix up the entire night’s programming by showcasing their work, inviting their friends and co-creating with you, while still providing the same hands-on and engaging atmosphere we all know and love at Untitled.
While we can’t tell you exactly what will happen (where’s the fun in that?!) we can promise you it will be a year unlike any other, with 10 totally different nights of creativity unleashed. Working alongside DAM staff, each group will showcase the museum in a whole new way and introduce you do the art and artists that make our city thrive. Untitled Final Fridays is the place to pick up new creative tricks, be inspired and discover new artists and culture makers, right here in Denver!
January 26: Laura Ann Samuelson (choreographer) and Nathan Hall (composer)
February 23: The Narrators (storytelling artists and podcast producers)
March 30: Steven Frost (fiber and installation artist)
April 27: Suzi Q. Smith (spoken-word artist)
May 25: Birdy (Denver art and culture magazine)
June 29: Jordan Knecht (multimedia conceptual artist)
July 27: Gregg Deal (artist and activist)
August 31: The Flobots (hip hop artists and activists)
September 28: Arthur Williams (floral artist)
October 26: Warm Cookies of the Revolution (civic health community organizers)