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Art Attack: Twelve of the Best Things for Gallery Lovers to Do This Weekend

It's a big — and small — world for kids at Downtown Aurora Visual Arts.
It's a big — and small — world for kids at Downtown Aurora Visual Arts. Courtesy of DAVA

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click to enlarge Get your Arcana Divination Dunnys while they last, at Sally Centigrade. - KIDROBOT
Get your Arcana Divination Dunnys while they last, at Sally Centigrade.
Kidrobot
Arcane Divination Series 2 Blind Box Release Party
Sally Centigrade, 445 South Saulsbury Street, Lakewood
Friday, June 21 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Pop-art palace Sally Centigrade is entering the world of collectible vinyl toys in a new partnership with Kidrobot, and will do so with a bang: by hosting a new release of the fabled toy company’s Arcane Divination Series 2: The Lost Cards, a series of three-inch Dunny blind boxes. If you know what that means, you’ll be there – these figures, borrowed from tarot lore by artists Jon-Paul Kaiser, GODMACHINE, Tokyo Jesus, Camilla D’Errico and J*RYU, are too hot to touch.

click to enlarge See Deborah Brown's paintings at the grand opening of Union Hall. - DEBORAH BROWN
See Deborah Brown's paintings at the grand opening of Union Hall.
Deborah Brown
Union Hall Grand Opening
Union Hall Denver, the Coloradan, 1750 Wewatta Street, Suite 144
Friday, June 21, 5 to 8 p.m.

Talk about amenities: Union Hall, a nonprofit cultural experiment housed within the new LoDo condominium development the Coloradan, brings gallery shows to a dedicated space that’s accessible to the public. Take a look at the grand opening, where paintings by Brooklyn artist Deborah Brown are on display. In addition, Brown will give an artist talk at 5 p.m. Friday, June 21, and dogs will be welcome in the gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 29, the last day of her exhibition. No surprise: Pups figure into several of her works.

click to enlarge See Susan Wechsler's mosaic work and more at Prism Workspaces. - SUSAN WECHSLER
See Susan Wechsler's mosaic work and more at Prism Workspaces.
Susan Wechsler
Prism Workspaces Open Studios
Prism Workspaces, 999 Vallejo Street
Friday, June 21, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Artists at Prism Workshops, which houses more than sixty studios, are opening their doors to the public for an evening of art chat and behind-the-scenes goggling at works in progress and finished work in mosaic, glass, ceramic, sculpture and even more mediums.
click to enlarge See work by George P. Perez on board  the Hey Hue art truck. - GEORGE P. PEREZ
See work by George P. Perez on board the Hey Hue art truck.
George P. Perez
Flora/Fauna, by Hey Hue
Shop at Matter, 2134 Market Street
Saturday, June 22, noon to 5 p.m.

The Hey Hue art truck will pull up at the Shop at Matter on Saturday with Flora/Fauna, a jungle menagerie of art by local artists on display. Climb aboard and view Deanne Gertner’s experiment in direct art-marketing and add to your collection of quality affordable art.

click to enlarge N3ptune will perform at Spectra's Into the Rainbow: Immersive Art Experience. - N3PTUNE
N3ptune will perform at Spectra's Into the Rainbow: Immersive Art Experience.
N3ptune
Into the Rainbow: Immersive Art Experience
Spectra Art Space, 1836 South Broadway
Installation open through July 17
Reception and immersive art experience: Saturday, June 22, 7 to 11 p.m.
Free, RSVP at Eventbrite

PrideFest is over, but Pride month marches on at Spectra Art Space, where rainbow-themed immersive installations by queer artists and allies merge with live music, giveaways and a drag show with host Shirley Delta Blow. Ratio Beerworks will also be in the house with craft brews. Entry to the big blowout is free, but if you donate $5 in advance (see Eventbrite link above) or $10 at the door, you’ll be rewarded with a fabulous artsy goodie bag.

Interested in having your event appear in this calendar? Send the details to [email protected]. For more events this weekend, see our 21 Best Things to Do in Denver.
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