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1610 Little Raven St. Denver, CO 80202 | Downtown Denver | 303-893-0791

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At Denver’s PlatteForum, artists partner up with at-risk youth to foster hope and creativity – and create art. Five artists are selected annually to host workshops for their youthful counterparts; each two-month-long program culminates in a presentation of the students’ work. The innovative program, along with other PlatteForum projects, has earned the gallery honors from the White House.


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PlatteForum is an award-winning, unique community and youth-development center and artist-in-residence program in Denver that matches underserved and at-risk youth with master artists in intensive, structured, and long-term creative learning environments. We offer opportunities to artists, youth, and community through our primary programs: ArtLab, Learning Labs, and Creative Residency.

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