Denver Arts Week celebrates 12 years

City museums, galleries offer special events, discounts


Arts organizations across the Front Range will be celebrating the 12th annual Denver Arts Week this month. From theater to museums and local galleries, Denverites can get their art fix with free days and discounts from Nov. 2-10.

Many theaters, such as the Colorado Symphony and the Newman Center at the University of Denver, are offering discounted tickets. And galleries are having sales on art pieces starting at $52.80.

Over the last decade, Denver Arts Week programming has expanded to include all genres of art, said Jayne Buck, the vice president of tourism at Visit Denver. The event also helps to bring awareness and new audiences to the organizations that participate, she added.

“Denver Arts Week is the one time of the year to focus on the wide variety of arts and culture that we all have right in our own backyards,” Buck said. “Visit Denver invests in the marketing that targets the metro area and the region to increase awareness of the city’s vibrant arts and culture, and Denver Arts Week programming generates new audiences for the participating organizations, events and galleries.”

Many local neighborhoods will have special First Friday events during Denver Arts Week, including the Santa Fe Arts District, which will feature an inaugural parade on Nov. 2 for Dia de los Muertos. The Golden Triangle, Tennyson Street and River North will have First Friday events as well.

In addition to arts week events, Denver is hosting the annual Denver Film Festival, which runs through Nov. 11. This is the 41st year, and it is being held at the Sie Film Center at 2510 E. Colfax Ave. and other venues around the city. Visit

Denver Fashion Week will also have events throughout the city from Nov. 4-11. Denver Fashion Week has events in fall and spring. The November event will include several workshops, as well as fashion shows highlighting local designers, hair and a show for teens and children. Workshops will be held at the McNichols Civic Center Building at 144 W. Colfax Ave., and shows will be at Lumenati, 3938 Jackson St. For more information, visit

A full list of Denver Arts Week programming can be found on the Visit Denver website,


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