Our Ten Most-Read Arts Stories in 2017

It's been a busy year for the arts in Denver.
It's been a busy year for the arts in Denver. Westword
Denver's artists and cultural institutions had a busy 2017, but some of our readers' favorite stories were about what's to come: notably the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Santa Fe arts juggernaut Meow Wolf, which flirted with opening a Denver branch all year long. In other news, a Netflix show was filmed at a Colorado College professor's home, a naked reality-TV star had an epic fight with a jungle pig, gentrification dominated the cultural conversation, and residents continued loving tattoos, fireworks and Instagram. Continue on for the most-read arts and culture stories of 2017.

1. "Matt Wright Killed a Jungle Pig on Naked and Afraid XL but Got Taken Out by a Bug"

We're wishing Matt Wright a healthier 2018. Read more here.

2. "Our Souls at Night, Premiering Tonight, Filmed at Colorado College Prof's Home"

Colorado College professor David Hendrickson found an unusual note on his door last year about loaning his Colorado Springs home to filmmakers for a Netflix show for two months. Read more here.

3. "Six Best Places to Get Tattooed on Friday the 13th in Denver"

Friday the 13th has evolved into an unofficial holiday at many American tattoo shops. Read more here.

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Kenzie Bruce formerly Westword’s social media editor, is a Mizzou photojournalism graduate and was previously the manager of communications and multimedia for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International in Atlanta.
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