Colorado Creatives

100 Colorado Creatives: Derrick Velasquez

#28: Derrick Velasquez

Denver artist Derrick Velasquez seems to be everywhere in the arts world, and not just as an observer. Behind the scenes, he's helping wheels turn -- as a co-founder and manager of TANK Studios, as well as a booster of fellow artists who looks for ways to help them be more productive -- while also teaching and furthering his own career. Velasquez is a little obsessed with putting Denver on the map as an arts community, but he backs up his concern by giving that cause a voice and making positive moves, rather than just talking about it. We asked Velasquez to join the 100CC club by answering the questionnaire; read on to see where he's at.

See also: 100 Colorado Creatives: Donald Fodness

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