The Gildar Gallery is housed in an anonymous-looking storefront on South Broadway, barely marked by a sign. That unassuming presence continues inside -- but modest circumstances haven't deterred owner Adam Gildar from presenting thoughtful programs not unlike those found at contemporary art museums. ... More >>
Though pot's what's on the whole city's mind this marijuan-derful 4/20 weekend, the local art scene will not go up in smoke. Here are three reminders that Denver galleries serve up good vibes and even better shows every weekend of the year. See also: Teased, Torn, Coddled & Pampered at Zip 37
You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town. "The gallery business can be extremely difficult," says Eric Matelski, a Denver-based arti ... More >>
Expand your mind with cultural experiences this week -- without straining your wallet. There are plenty of enriching activities in town this week that won't cost you a cent, everything from free performance art to a talk with an experimental filmmaker to a vinyl party. Feel free to post information ... More >>
#90: Eric Matelski Much more than just a curator, Eric Matelski is a supporter, advocate and all-around positive public relations man for artists all over Colorado -- which made him an obvious choice for Westword's 2010 MasterMind award. But the self-proclaimed "art pimp" is also an accomplished art ... More >>
Art of the State, which opens tonight at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, is an ambitious attempt to present the full scope of Colorado artists working in every medium and genre. Put together by Arvada Center gallery director Collin Parson and jurist Dean Sobel of the Clyfford Still Mu ... 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 >>
Update! Thanks for chiming in! We've picked a winner, so check your email to see if you've won! On Saturday, February 18, Artopia will fill five SoCo venues with work from some of Denver's best visual artists, local fashion, culinary creations and specialty cocktails mixed exclusively for Artopia 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 >>
Artist Tim Flynns childhood dream comes to life.
Rick Kulwicki was half of the two-guitar attack that drove the Fluid, whose June 20 reunion takes place at the Bluebird Theater (click here and here for more information). He's also an entertaining conversationalist, and his alternately witty and incisive commentary lights up the hefty Q&A that foll ... More >>
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... 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.
Dianne Vanderlip is stepping down from the DAM after nearly thirty years.
The DAM presents an exhibit studded with the state's art stars.
A new show at the Arvada Center is fun on wheels.
Solos at Rule and Sandy Carson are among the top art attractions in town.
The Pirate members have become quite professional in their annual art offerings.
There's something for everyone at Foothills, CVA and Rule.
Diversity is the hallmark of 2003 Colorado Biennial:10 + 10.
Though others may make light, Denver artists find snow globes a tiny delight.
This artwork is all relative.
Sampling ad infinitum with America's sonic outlaws.
June 4 - 10, 1998