There's been a lot of talk in Colorado over the past six months about whether legal pot sales will impact beer sales, but so far -- at least based on the continuing success of the state's ever-expanding craft-brewing industry -- that doesn't seem to be happening. But pot will definitely displace be ... More >>
Artistic entrepreneur Dana Cain, co-founder of the Denver County Fair, can cross one thing off her bucket list. She's going to be in Penthouse magazine. "They wanted me to be the centerfold, but I don't know about that," she jokes. "I'm not at liberty to share the photos." Okay, so she's not going ... More >>
Editor's note: Home designer Jeanne Connolly loves to see how creative people put their houses together. In this series, she'll be sharing some of her favorite homes, by taking us inside the unique private spaces of metro Denver. Denver creatives Dana Cain and Mark Putt bring living with art and mu ... More >>
Dana Cain has been involved in fandom since she first came to Denver, so it's no surprise that in her capacity as director of the Denver County Fair, she went geeky. Last year, she launched the Geek Pavilion, making Denver's fair "the only county fair in the world with a Geek Pavilion," as she bragg ... More >>
If last year's inaugural Denver County Fair was a grand experiment, this year's "is going to blow the first one out of the water on all counts!" says DCF maestra Dana Cain. That's because Cain's mental notepad was a cover-to-cover frenzy of new ideas and lessons learned by the time the 2011 event wa ... More >>
ZIP POP! at Zip 37 provides a scope into the phenomena of pop culture, and how art plays into the societal dialogue between humans and the world they create for themselves. Dana Cain, who juried the groups show, explains that pop art delves into the concept that "everything is art" by examining how ... More >>
On such a lovely, long, almost-summer day, you should be out under the sun and the stars. The additional promise of visual surprises behind every wide-open door awaits at the Summer Solstice Celebration in the Navajo Street Art District, which runs Saturday, June 16 from noon to 9 p.m. This harmon ... More >>
Scenes from the 2011 Denver County Fair.It's not too early to make plans for the second annual Denver County Fair -- which has been moved to the second weekend in August, starting on Friday, August 10 and running through Sunday, August 12, with extended hours. "We won't be up against the Dra ... More >>
The first time doing anything is always a learning experience, and certainly Dana Cain and Tracy Weil's first go at a Denver County Fair was no exception to that rule. Cain will change a few things next year, she told us yesterday -- a bigger animal pavilion, more live competitions and a less ... More >>
Weird and winning?Throwing a county fair for the first time ever is a lot like losing your virginity, it turns out: The stakes are high and the results may be a little messy and awkward, but that doesn't mean it wasn't thrilling, and it certainly doesn't mean you're going to stop doing it. "W ... More >>
The Denver County Fair this summer is already going to be a historical occasion -- it is, after all, the first county fair ever for Denver -- but it just got even more historic: Today, event impresario Dana Cain announced that the fair had acquired the services of Barry Fey, the near-mythical ... More >>
Sweet! Dana Cain's fourth annual Colorado Chocolate Festival lands at the Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue, this weekend. As usual, it will feature vendors, competition, pairings, competitions and much, much more. Admission to the festival, which runs from 4 to 9 p.m. today and 1 ... More >>
Courtesy of Anthony CameraFor anyone who missed the opening salvo of Denver's Month of Photography on First Friday, there's yet time (a lot of time, actually) to check out the more than one hundred venues dedicated this month to showcasing one of the more underappreciated fine arts, and tonig ... More >>
Dana Cain: A glittering rainbow-avalanche of arts.If the overarching Colorado arts scene is like an awesome picture of a unicorn galloping across a rainbow -- and we're going to go ahead and say that it is -- then Dana Cain is like the glitter: essential. A tireless arts cheerleader and all a ... More >>
Dana CainSeven years ago, Westword introduced the MasterMind program, which every year awards cash prizes to five artists or arts institutions that are changing the cultural landscape of Denver. This week, we revealed the 2011 winners, who will be honored Saturday night at Artopia. The next c ... More >>
The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Circle in Colorado Springs, will present Dana Cain's Holiday Chocolate Festival, with truffle competitions, booths and vendors, live music, demonstrations and more. It starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m.; admission is free, and taste tickets are ten for $10. For more ... More >>
Local events promoter Dana Cain has locked down the time and place for the brand-new Denver County Fair. The event, envisioned as a hip, urban version of the classic rural-style county fair, will be held July 28-31 at the National Western Stock Show complex. Cain and cohorts Chandler Romeo a ... More >>
Dana Cain is the lady with her thumb in a million pies: The local maestra of event-planning throws several well-attended collectors expos, art shows, parties, chocolate fests each year. Her latest -- and biggest -- project is next summer's Denver County Fair. But Dana is also an avid art coll ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Chocolate is probably the closest we'll ever come to the food of the gods -- and Dana Cain celebrates the delectable confection every year with the Colorado Chocolate Festival, which today returns to the Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue, with celebrity guests, ven ... More >>
Everything new is old again at the Denver Modernism Show.
Youll melt for the Colorado Chocolate Festival.
Celebrate Lennons birthday with acrylic and oil.
Dana Cain hosts the Denver Modernism Show.
Dana Cain's festival celebrates the sweetest thing.
Find vintage deals at Dana Cains electronics expo.
Dana Cain hosts the Denver Modernism Show.
A new expo showcases vintage electronics.
Go back to the future at the Denver Modernism Show.