Denver has art niches galore, from co-operatives to temporary galleries and art studios in gardens and parks. Here’s where to enjoy art — and art-making — during summer’s last hurrah.
Michael Brohman: Tipping Point
Pirate Contemporary Art
August 21 through September 6
Opening reception: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, August 21
Michael Brohman brings a new batch of baby-strewn cast-bronze works and more to his 2015 turn at Pirate. Never a dull moment! Meanwhile, Walter Barton sets up shop with a complementary show of found-wood works in the associate space.
August 21 through September 26
Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 21
Guest curator Mia Bergeron put together this invitational jamboree of boundary-breaking figurative works from 25 artists for Gallery 1261’s segue into fall. Included are such local favorites as Ron Hicks, Michael Gadlin, Quang Ho and Daniel Sprick, but like the theme of the show, which encourages stretching the limits of each artist’s abilities and style, the group as a whole reflects an international presence.
Art Farm: A Community Art Show and Gala
West Washington Park Community Garden
?4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, August 22
Online RSVP requested
Local artist/curator (and Westword MasterMind) Eric Matelski teams up with Denver Urban Gardens for the ninth year of Art in the Gardens, which aims to let fresh works from local artists mingle with the growing things across the street from the Art Students League of Denver at the thriving West Washington Park Community Garden. Admission is free, but donations to DUG are welcome; either way, you’ll get guided tours, live music by the Rye Pushers, beer from Epic Brewing and hors d’oeuvres from Whole Foods Market. Proceeds from art sales also benefit DUG.
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11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, August 22, 29 and September 10
4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, August 27 and September 12, 17
Denver artist Bruce Price goes public with his ColorParty concept, courtesy of RedLine, beginning this weekend in Skyline Park, where the art-dabbling concept will be open to the public as part of the park’s summer activities, which include a pop-up dog park and children’s play area. Price will give tips on color theory and pattern-making while facilitating community artworks that will decorate the area’s fencing for all to enjoy. No experience — or talent — necessary!
Want more? See the Westword events listings for current gallery and art museum exhibitions and openings in the metro area.