That’s where Experience 1968, a free community festival celebrating the park’s past and possible future, comes in. “We want to give people a sense of history about Burns Park,” says Rudi Cerri of Denver Public Art. “So we decided to bring back a little bit of that feeling from 1968, when people used to stroll there and have picnics.” The city is not only inviting folks to bring blankets and a picnic to the park today to enjoy the space and its art as they might have decades ago, but also to learn something about its history. And as a kind of test project, six local artists have been invited to build temporary installations from large flats of cardboard (or, in the case of choreographer Tara Rynders, dance among the sculptures) during the event. “Then we can see how things would look with more artwork in the park,” Cerri notes.
Be a part of Experience 1968 today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Burns Park, 250 South Colorado Boulevard; there’s limited parking in the small lot at the south end of the park on Alameda. For more information, go to the Facebook event page.
Sat., Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2014