There's something about the approach of winter that makes me want to be outdoors as much as possible, and fortunately this fall, Mother Nature has acquiesced to my desires with outdoor-friendly temperatures. Last week, my craving brought me to Forest Room 5 and its unique woodsy patio. See also: He ... More >>
When veteran artists Frank Farrar, Valerie Savarie and Karrie York opened Valkarie Fine Art Gallery and Studio last fall, they wanted to create a place not just where they could show and make art, but make connections with other local creatives. This Thursday evening, April 17, the space will host " ... More >>
Michael Paglia visits the Denver Art Museum in this week's review, taking in the exhibit that features work from such revered artists as Rousseau, van Gogh, Matisse, Chagall and Picasso, among many other heavy hitters. Continue reading for photos from the exhibit.
Valkarie Art Gallery and Studio is opening in Belmar this weekend, just in time for Denver Arts Week. It's the brainchild of Frank Farrar, Valerie Savarie and Karrie York, all veterans of the Denver art scene who will be showing their work in Valkarie's initial exhibit, which also features ten guest ... More >>
Colfax Avenue was once a neon jungle. The longest street in America had an electric vibe that could only come from the bright, smoky glow of true neon. It was more than just signage -- it was art. But times have changed. Neon is expensive to maintain and a new generation of more modern signs have ta ... More >>
Inspired by late-'70s hip-hop group Cold Crush Brothers, Brian Mathenge recently celebrated the grand opening of his Cold Crush bar/restaurant/art gallery with Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs. He opened the spot at 2700 Larimer, directly across the street from Meadowlark, "as an artist's haven, a place wher ... More >>
It's time to embrace the longest day of the year, to celebrate the first day of summer and the fact that it's still light enough to ride your bike at 8:30 p.m. and warm enough to eat ice cream all freaking night long. So let's all work together to create a mystical pathway for all the witches out th ... More >>
Anyone who's created a restaurant can tell you that there are many obstacles along the way to the actual opening. And that's something the folks behind Cold Crush -- a new spot going into 2700 Larimer Street in the hot, hot Ballpark neighborhood -- are rapidly learning. Their plans to open this week ... More >>
Denver has lots of wonderful galleries that deserve to be seen -- and then, as Tiffany Fitzgerald revealed in her list of "Five hidden Denver art galleries," there are great spaces hiding in plain sight -- in the back of bigger galleries. The Back Room at Zip 37, for example.
Seems like just yesterday -- February, actually -- when the last round of the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, with the winners for 2010, was announced. But 2011 will see another group of honorees, because the next awards presentation has been moved up to November 3, the start of Denver Ar ... More >>
The middle building pictured above is not the tallest home in Denver, but it sits at the highest elevation in the city. It's located in a West Highland neighborhood that is being overtaken by pop-tops and scrape-offs that reach ever-upward for the view of the Rampart and Central Front Ranges ... More >>
Breaking it down at Broken Bread. Ask Edward Vazquez how he came up with the name Broken Bread for his recently opened graffiti art gallery and supply shop â€“ the first store of its kind to exist in Colorado -- and he begins by deconstructing bread as a metaphor for sustenance and life. Then, he ... More >>
Bob Gamage died a year ago this month after a dreadful, year-long struggle with lung cancer. The painter and owner of Berkeley Park Art Gallery came to the art world gradually, having first studied psychology at the C. G. Jung Institute in San Francisco and earning a masters degree in Archetypal Psy ... More >>
Get it Threw Your Thick Skull, promises to be a great exhibition of works by artists Antonio Diaz and David P. Madson -- aka Odd Nosdam of anticon records -- opens tonight at Andenken Gallery, 2990 Larimer Street, and will run through April 25. The opening reception, which starts at 7pm this evening ... More >>
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
O’Sullivan Art Gallery
While art galleries keep looking for loopholes in the state liquor laws that would allow them to serve alcohol during openings, one bar has already come up with a solution. The Highland Tavern, located at 3400 Navajo Street, is passing out Art Bucks good for a dollar off your tab at the bar. And at ... More >>
You don’t need liquor to appreciate art — but it helps.
The Aiellos show at Space.
Quest for Immortality
Scott Chamberlin, Robischon Gallery
Jerry Gilmore continues the Arvada Center's tradition of supporting contemporary art.
Swallow Hill Music Association
Revving Up Retro
From the week of July 19, 2001
A tale of two art venues.
Tired of downers? In Big Eden, life is full of happy twists.
CU electronic art show explores the relationship between art and technology.