This weekend you can go outside, both literally and figuratively, at a grand landscape-based exhibit by Boulder artists, on an art walk through a historic Lakewood neighborhood or on a different walk through the grittiest of locales — under the I-70 viaduct.
Evolving Visions of Land and Landscape
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Through January 15
A centerpiece of Celebration! A History of the Visual Arts in Boulder, a county-wide roundup of eighteen exhibits looking back at the artists of Boulder’s storied cultural past, Evolving Visions was curated by former BMoCA co-director Joan Markowitz and focuses on landscape work by a Boulder who’s-who. It’s a stunning show and a perfect introduction to HOVAB, which will continue rolling out receptions and satellite events through January. See the complete lineup of HOVAB exhibitions and events online.
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Glens Art Walk and Open Studios
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 1
Between West Colfax and 20th avenues, from Wadsworth Boulevard to Kipling Street
Lakewood’s oldest neighborhood, Glen Creighton, will open its meandering streets to the public for a showcase of artists living in Lakewood. In all, nineteen will show work; ten studios will also be open, including those of visual dream-weaver Lonnie Hanzon, Halloween folk-art creator Johanna Parker and a host of jewelry-makers, sculptors, painters, photographers, honey-bottlers and even a violin builder. Get the map online and take a stroll.
‘Duct-work: Transforming the I-70 Viaduct
46th Avenue at York Street
Open house: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 1
Think of it as a gallery opening under the viaduct: Denver Arts & Venues and its corporate partners invite the public to see ’Duct-work, the result of a week’s work by Denver muralists under I-70 between Brighton Boulevard and York Street, and meet the still-at-work artists at an open-air open house in the streets. There will be food vendors, live spoken word and music, and a community wall open to wannabe urban artists of all ages.
Want more? See the Westword event listings for current gallery and art museum exhibitions and openings in the metro area.