If at first you don't succeed, tri, tri again. The first Biennial of the Americas was a very ambitious, very confused celebration that brought international stars to Denver in July 2010. So confused, in fact, that when the time came for a second biennial, the event was pushed back to 2013. And now, ... More >>
In a recent post, Patricia Calhoun weighed in on critics of Arts & Venues, which merged Denver Office of Cultural Affairs and the Division of Theatres & Arenas. Taking issue is Anthony Radich, second chair of the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs and executive director of the Western Stat ... More >>
Michael Hancock hasn't yet taken office as mayor of Denver. That's on tap for later today. But Hancock's already being pressured by some arts advocates to take another look at the recent merger of the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs and the Division of Theatres & Arenas into Arts & Venues ... More >>
click image to enlarge The tiara-topped, oversized red guitar sitting on the new Westwood welcome sign seems to have magically appeared out of nowhere last weekend, but it has actually been over ten years in the making. The newly landscaped corner lot where Morrison Road meets South Sherida ... More >>
City officials announced a new program yesterday that will encourage artists to paint murals on walls across the city as a way to fight graffiti vandalism. Erin Trapp of the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs told members of the city council that $50,000 has been put into something they have dubbed ... More >>
Fresh from shmoozing with Barack Obama, John Hickenlooper will be at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House tonight, presenting the 2008 Mayor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts to Charles Burrell, the Denver Young Artists, Su Teatro and the Bloomsbury Review, as well as a Mayor's Cultural Legacy Award to ... More >>
Red alert. As promised, Mayor John Hickenlooper’s proposed budget for FY 2009 includes "increased funding for graffiti prevention and coordination efforts." The suggested $250,000 line item is just a pittance in comparison to the $914 million total, but it could have a big impact on efforts to c ... More >>
Mayor John Hickenlooper and Erin Trapp, director of the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs will announce today -- from New York, no less -- that Denver will host a biennial art extravaganza beginning in 2010. (The pair is in the Big Apple for a confab of the tourist press.) The idea, which has been k ... More >>
Denver creatives sound off on what they'd like to see happen in Denver's arts scene in the next year.
Denver's mayor tells us where to get off.