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Pirate: Contemporary Art

3655 Navajo St. Denver, CO 80211 | Northwest Denver | 303-456-6058
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    6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat., Sun. until October 5

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  • Calendar: Highlights
    “Sometimes it feels like you’re working in a vacuum; its nice to have a camaraderie with other artists to inspire you and make your work better,” says Sigri Strand, one of...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    Art is everywhere this weekend, including dozens of stops on the district-wide RiNo Art Safari on Saturday. Here are three singular shows worth checking out in other neighborhoods. See...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Artist and Arvada Center curator Collin Parson has always been fascinated by light. “There’s something magical about light,” he says. “Think of all the Mayan temples...
  • Show and Tell: Art
    Collin Parson's Reflections explores light in a completely new way for him: by removing it. The artist's past work has used everything from LEDs to phosphorescent paint to explore the power...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Artists Theresa Anderson and Rebecca Vaughan have only collaborated on installations in the past couple of years, but the bond they’ve created as women and artists is a powerful one,...
  • Culture: Art
    A smart-looking show on display at Pirate combines pieces by three artists who first met in 2006 at Cornell University, which is why the show is called Ithaca, the name of the upstate New...
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    If you're not yet in the holiday spirit, this weekend will get you there. Denver's stocking is stuffed with festive events, from Santa conventions to Christmas tuba concerts to holiday...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    Pirate: Contemporary Art pulled out all the stops while honoring its long-standing traditions on Saturday night for its thirtieth annual Day of the Dead celebration. Families with painted...
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    Halloween is over, but fall festivities have just begun. Today marks the start of both Denver Arts Week and the Day of the Dead, so this weekend will be packed with activity. From First...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    According to Pirate gallery founder Phil Bender’s records, it’s the thirtieth anniversary of the co-op’s annual Day of the Dead Show and Celebration, which, in its earliest...
  • Show and Tell: Holidaze
    Though the holiday known as Day of the Dead -- Día de los Muertos -- sounds mournful, its festivities are rooted deep in a traditional celebration of life. After tonight, Halloween will be...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    In the thirty-plus years that Pirate Contemporary Art has been part of the Denver arts landscape, dozens of member artists have marched in and out of the trail-blazing cooperative's doors....
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    You won't have to break out the big bills to have big fun this weekend. You can catch a screening of Finding Nemo or dance the night away at a killer soul and britpop party -- for under $10....
  • Show and Tell: Events
    Thirty-three and a third isn't just the number that School House Rock introduced you to back in fourth grade. And it's more than the culmination of a film trinity that made an entire jury...
  • Show and Tell: 3 for free
    Expand your mind with cultural experiences this week -- without straining your wallet. There are plenty of enriching activities in town this week that won't cost you a cent, everything from...
  • Show and Tell: 100 Colorado Creatives
    #77: Mark McCoin Experimental musician and multimedia artist Mark McCoin has paid his dues many times over, contributing a free-thinking, collaborative style of creativity to the Front Range...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Late last year, a collective of local artists shared the stage for an exhibit, Stuff(ed), which focused on the subject “soft.” Inspired by the writings of Félix Guattari...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    Pirate gallery's annual Día de los Muertos celebration has been bringing family altars and candlelight processions to downtown and northside streets for close to thirty years. It's one of...
  • Show and Tell: Events
    El Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday that honors the dead through altars, offerings, sculptures and dances. For the Aztec, who had been celebrating this tradition for more...
  • Show and Tell: Events
    El Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday that honors the dead through altars, offerings, sculptures and dances. For the Aztec, who had been celebrating this tradition for more...
  • Culture: Art
    There are currently two good-looking and intelligent solos at Pirate that are definitely worth a look. In the members' gallery up front, established Denver sculptor Michael Brohman is...
  • Culture: Art
    When I first heard about a pair of shows at Ice Cube Gallery and another at Pirate: Contemporary Art that were going to deal with feminism, I honestly thought, "Gosh, hasn't that battle been...
  • Culture: Art
    There's a really unusual show at Pirate right now that combines neo-traditional paintings of the figure with animated projections based on them. The Future Is Coming is a collaborative...
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    It's should be a beautiful weekend in the neighborhood, and not just because there's a Mister Rogers-themed exhibit opening. From yoga in the park to yet another adult prom to a variety of...
  • Show and Tell: Art
    It has been a long and winding road for photographer Sigri Strand. Beginning her bachelor's degree program in 2001, she found herself living in New York City for a while before finishing her...
  • Show and Tell: Art
    While most art galleries in town do all they can to promote themselves, some of them provide back room spaces, which are not advertised as often and usually feature the work of up-and-coming...
  • Culture: Art
    There are usually interesting shows on view near the corner of 37th Avenue and Navajo Street, but rarely as interesting as those on view at two galleries right now. Nate Baldwin: Commanding...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Local light artist Collin Parson has been stepping into the limelight with hip-to-be-square works like his recent "Square Variations," featuring illuminated geometric shapes and patterns of...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Phil Bender might be the heart and soul of the Pirate gallery, one of Denver's oldest art cooperatives and a standard-bearer of the communal spirit, but 32 -- the number of years Pirate's...
  • Show and Tell: Denver Arts Week
    This is part of a series of posts in honor of Denver Arts Week, saluting some of our favorite people and places on the arts scene. I didn't think my childhood was different from that of...
  • Show and Tell: Denver Arts Week
    This is one in a series of posts in honor of Denver Arts Week that salute some of our favorite people and places on the arts scene. When Pirate: A Contemporary Art Oasis opened on January...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Pirate: Contemporary Art is one of the city's oldest co-ops, so some of the group's members, like Phil Bender, are established talents. But the group is constantly being infused with new...
  • Culture: Art
    Denver artist Jason Appleton takes the role of the outré bohemian, the perfect pose for a longtime member of Pirate: A Contemporary Art Oasis (3656 Navajo Street, 303-458-6058,...

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Over 30 years ago, Pirate: contemporary art opened in Denver, Colorado as an audacious and eclectic alternative, cooperative gallery. Gallery Hours: Fri. 6 - 10PM Sat. & Sun. noon to 5PM

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