While there are dozens of great markets and fairs highlighting Denver's burgeoning artisan and craft scene during the holidays, Kalina Ross wanted more. The event planner saw a need for something other than just a place for shoppers and creators to cross paths -- she wanted to see direct connections ... More >>
Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature that celebrates the books that inspire Denver art ... More >>
Experience jaw-dropping emotions without dropping a dime this week. From learning to be a more productive worker and eating free pastries at Denver Coworking Week events to appreciating art and delving into nature at PlatteForum's newest art offering to terrifying yourself at a screening of the orig ... More >>
#76: Sahar Pazirandeh Sahar Pazirandeh left Iran with her family in the late '80s, when she was nine years old, in the wake of changes that followed the ancient nation's Islamic revolution. She'd spent her early years in the grip of Iran's new fundamentalist face; her own mother, a former IBM execu ... More >>
At this year's Frock Shop Spring Sample Sale, savvy shoppers will get to browse though pieces by both established and up-and-coming designers in Colorado. Now in its second year, Frock Shop -- the brainchild of Colorado State University apparel and merchandising graduate Katie Gartner -- brings toge ... More >>
Over the past eight years, Frost: Fashion Denver's Holiday Market has established itself as more than a gathering place for local vendors: It's also it's a hot spot for designers looking to connect with stylish buyers. In fact, the marketplace -- going down this Sunday, December 16, at the Grant-Hum ... More >>
On Saturday night, Westword introduced the eighth class of MasterMinds -- artistic entrepreneurs who are changing the cultural landscape. Since we started the program, we have given more than $130,000 in grants to artists and arts organizations. The latest winners (click on the link for profiles): M ... More >>
Here's something to ponder in 2012: The new year will mark, among other things, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. And, as Chris Loffelmacher of the Denver Public Library's Fresh City Life program points out, "How often does a shipwreck turn 100?" That's why, when Loffelmacher ro ... More >>
Anythink Wright Farms, a library like no other.Ever since the Rangeview Library District changed its name to "Anythink," something peculiar's been going on: The locals began to embrace their libraries like never before, and once you step inside Anythink Wright Farms, way up north on 120th Ave ... More >>
The Danzig camp enforced a strict no photos policy last night at the Ogden. Pshaw! Who needs pictures when you've got Noah Van Sciver? DANZIG With Withered • Toxic Holocaust • Marduk • Possessed 11.12.10 | Ogden Theatre Atlanta's Withered set the stage for much of what was to follow ... More >>
DAVA youth concentrate on fashion design in the latest show.
The Denver Zine Library's Kristy Fenton won the 2005 literary-arts award. Recognizing that the local arts scene needed a little fertilizer to really get going -- and growing -- five years ago, Westword created the MasterMind Awards, a program that honors five cultural visionaries who are working t ... More >>
Tricia Hayworth reconstructs vintage clothes.
Here are the other six artists worth keeping an eye on this year.
The creative breakup of former business collaborators leads to one new magazine, with another on the way. Can the city support both of them?
The Seed show is sweet and succulent.
Sorry, but Denver has nothing to apologize for.
From the week of September 22, 2005