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The Five Best Things to Do for Free in Denver, April 24-27

Kristen Hatgi Sink's "Potted Plant Life" at Art Gym.
Kristen Hatgi Sink's "Potted Plant Life" at Art Gym. courtesy the artist

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click to enlarge CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF DENVER AT MARISCO CAMPUS
Children's Museum of Denver at Marisco Campus
Opening Doors Art Exhibit and Pay-as-You-Will Day
Wednesday, April 26, 8:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Children's Museum of Denver at Marisco Campus


Donald Trump’s United States hasn’t exactly garnered a reputation for welcoming strangers with open arms. Tuesday, the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marisco Campus will launch its latest public art exhibition, Opening Doors, a celebration of the multicultural community that we live in. At the entrance of the museum will be a ribbon created out of eleven open doors. Jay Michael Jaramillo and Jerry Jaramillo, Ramon Bonilla, Armando Silva and Jennifer Ghormley are among the artists whose work will be on display. Mayor Michael Hancock will participate in a ribbon-cutting at 8:45 a.m. Afterward, the museum will hold a pay-as-you-will day, which means you can get in for free – but consider throwing the institution a few bones if you can. Go to the event's Facebook page for more information.
click to enlarge ART GYM DENVER
Art Gym Denver
Alone + Together
Thursday, April 27, 5 p.m.
Art Gym Denver


The trials of relationships have inspired artists since humanity's first etchings, yet the influence of love upon art remains as mysterious as it is perennially fascinating. Art Gym Denver is celebrating the dynamic interplay between creative couples with Alone + Together, a new exhibition featuring collaborations between Denver art-world power couples hung alongside their solo works – a juxtaposition that invites contemplation. Featuring the art of local artsy duos Sylvia Montero and Tony Ortega, Kristen Hatgi Sink and Mark Sink, as well as Mamiko and Homare Ikeda, Alone + Together incorporates calligraphy, video, photography, painting, collage and more into an eye-catching and thought-provoking visual feast. The artists will be present at a free opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 27; the exhibit will be on display until May 20. Find out more about Alone + Together here.
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