Picture Perfect

It was a simple walk around his own neighborhood — and the beauty of a Denver Urban Gardens project there — that inspired Eric Matelski’s vision for Art Farm. The artist saw the garden as a perfect spot for an art show, so he connected with DUG, and the event was born.

“I thought, if I could do something that really invites the public into these spaces, it would be really cool,” says Matelski. “I’m already doing art, so why not create something that’s not a typical setting for a gallery?”

The three-hour-only exhibition will bring art-scene favorite Phil Bender back to Art Farm for another year; his work will hang alongside a mural from local ArtReach students, who danced on a canvas with paint to create the special piece. Live music, local brews and light snacks will round out the family-friendly blend of art and agriculture.

Art Farm runs from 4 to 7 p.m. today only at the DUG's West Washington Park Community Garden, 201 Grant Street. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested; visit dug.org/art-farm to make yours.
Sat., Aug. 23, 4-7 p.m., 2014

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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