In our overgrown city, many Denver artists feel underappreciated. But if Jessie de la Cruz and Sigri Strand have their way, their joint project, Arthyve, will offer support to our struggling-yet-united artist community by archiving not only their work, but also their resolve to carry on. To get the word out, they'll formally introduce Arthyve at Archives for Artists, a full day of panel discussions and brainstorming about the project. “If Arthyve is successful, droves of known and unknown Denver and Colorado creatives will get equal exposure,” says de la Cruz, who will open the assembly as the keynote speaker. “In a perfect world, artists who would have never been discovered will be seen, heard and have their legacy live on after they’re no longer with us — not just in a box on a shelf in secure, climate-controlled storage, but through exhibits, workshops and programming.” Potential participants and arts supporters alike are invited to Archives for Artists from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, August 18, at the McNichols Building, 144 West Colfax Avenue. Tickets are $12, available at eventbrite.com; for more information about Arthyve’s goals, visit arthyve.org.