I'm so glad Mirada Fine Art Gallery was recognized for their space, both exterior and interior because I truly believe it is the "Best Artistic Reuse of a Historic Building" in Colorado. And they have the best art of any gallery I've been to - it's fantastic and definitely worth a visit!
Best Artistic Reuse of a Historic Building - 2010
Mirada Fine Art Gallery
Back in the '20s, when the foothills town of Indian Hills was marketed as a "mountain getaway" for Denver's elite, George Olinger erected the Indian Hills Trading Post to serve as a general store, post office and sales office for the new community, which quickly gained a reputation as an artists' colony. Today the renovated building again welcomes artists, as the home of Mirada Fine Art, a new gallery in a great old space dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art from across the region.
Wow, I'm so excited my favorite new gallery space won this prestigeous award! I loved this building when it was Tesoros, that wonderful furniture store right around the corner in Indian Hills, but am even more excited about what the owners have done with the space once they transformed it into Mirada Fine Art. In my opinion, it's the best art gallery in all of Denver let alone probably all of Colorado! If you are a serious collector or just really enjoy art, this is the place to visit. They have such a great collection - there's definitely something for everyone. Even taking a trip to visit the building is something worth doing - it's amazing that such an old and historic building as the Indian Hills Trading Post could be transformed into such a warm and inviting space.
Congratulations Mirada, well deserved!