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Seven Things for Art Lovers to Do and See This Weekend in Denver

Deidre Adams, "Imperfect Recollection," mixed media on panel.
Deidre Adams, "Imperfect Recollection," mixed media on panel. Deidre Adams, Walker Fine art

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Find good art for cheap at Dateline.
Molly Bounds
Got It for Cheap Denver
Dateline, 3004 Larimer Street
Saturday, July 14, 4 to 8 p.m.

Everybody loves a deal, especially those penniless art-lovers who long to collect art and support the folk who make it. In Denver, the Got It For Cheap international road show will offer temporary relief by setting up tables at Dateline that will be loaded with original works by more than 500 artists, all for $30 each. Clear some space on your walls, and go.

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Swoon, "Edline."
Swoon
Rare Cats: Swoon, Olek, Handiedan, Rashelle Stetman and Fafi
Black Book Gallery, 304 Elati Street
July 14 through August 4
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14, 7 to 9 p.m.

Black Book will show off fresh street- and urban-art works by a quintet of women, including such international superstars as yarn-bomb installationist Olek and the muralist Swoon. Original work and limited-edition prints will both be on the block; grab a piece of the riches on opening night, because these will go fast.

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Childish Gambino, This Is America, YouTube
This Is America
Art Circus Gallery, 1510 Kearney Street
Saturdays, July 14, 21 and 28, noon to 6 p.m.

The new indie East Colfax gallery Art Circus will be pushing some buttons in July with This Is America, a group show inspired by Donald Glover’s riveting rap and video of the same name, which brutally lays out a violent, unsafe and out-of-control state of the union from a black man’s point of view. If you can’t get Glover’s brilliant and unsettling slice of performance art out of your head, give in to it, and see what artists are saying about it, too.

Interested in having your event appear in this calendar? Send the details to [email protected]. For more events this weekend, see our 21 Best Things to Do in Denver.
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