Visual Art Interpretations of "A Gentleman in Moscow"
Sep
28
to Nov 8

Visual Art Interpretations of "A Gentleman in Moscow"

The joy of reading and sharing with others in a book club is that, no matter how specifically an author describes scenes and characters, each reader’s imagination renders them in different ways, allowing the experience of a story to be quite varied and personal for each individual. For 10 years, a group of women bonded by their love of reading and their full-time professions as painters and sculptors have been sharing observations during their monthly book club in Denver. It was only recently however that these women had the idea to conjure up their interpretations of a story and bring it to life using their talents as visual artists and then to curate an exhibit of the artworks. The group chose one of their favorite reads, the New York Times Best Seller, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. The exhibit will feature depictions of selected characters and settings in the novel which tells the story of Count Alexander Rostov who, in 1922 is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin.

Niza Knoll Gallery at 915 Santa Fe Drive will host the exhibit from September 28 - November 8 with an Artist Reception on Sunday, September 29 from 11-3 during the Art of Brunch Art Walk on Denver’s popular Art District on Santa Fe. Visitors are invited to enjoy brunch bites while viewing works at each of the participating galleries. The book club members and exhibiting artists include Nancy Enyart, Lora Freeman, Niza Knoll, Ann Lacy, Sally Lewis, Pat Lickly, Aliki McCain, Kristy Melodia, Ellen Reynolds, and Georgianne Rollman. Hand-built clay, paintings, fabric art, and other mediums will be on display to surprise and delight readers of the novel and inspire others to add it to their reading list. Work will also be available to view and purchase during regular gallery hours, Wednesday-Friday 1-5, Saturdays, 1-4, First and Third Fridays, 4-8 pm and during other special events.

The publisher, Penguin Random House, summarizes the story as follows: “Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.” And a positive review from tech giant and book lover Bill Gates: “Fun, clever, and surprisingly upbeat . . . A Gentleman in Moscow is an amazing story because it manages to be a little bit of everything. There’s fantastical romance, politics, espionage, parenthood and poetry. The book is technically historical fiction, but you would be just as accurate calling it a thriller or a love story.”

The story, unbeknownst to the artists at the time of planning this exhibit, is also being adapted into a mini-series starring Kenneth Branagh.

In 2009 Niza Knoll Gallery opened in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe at 915 Santa Fe drive. The gallery specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits, hosts first and third Friday events, monthly salons, private concerts and guest speakers. Past exhibits have included unusual artist pairings, outsider art, collaborative work, thought-provoking thematic exhibits of artists using non-traditional media. Through a partnership with Kingman Winery the gallery space serves as a tasting room for their fine Colorado wines and is proud to offer their wine for sale during art walks and other special events. The Mix Co-op in the back of the gallery featuring eight artists is also open for visitors during regular hours. Visit www.nizaknollgallery.com for more information.

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Georgia Amar: Landscapes and Abstracts in Print and Oils
Sep
29
to Jan 5

Georgia Amar: Landscapes and Abstracts in Print and Oils

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Master Screenprinter Georgia Amar exhibits her serene landscapes and bold geometric abstract prints and oils.

First Fridays and the Art of Brunch (Fourth Sundays in Fall, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) also feature Hailey Svnekerud, a multimedia artist whose work honors the earth and the indigenous cultures and creatures that inhabit it, with a focus on oil or graphite portraiture.

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Tuesday Trivia
Oct
1
to Dec 10

Tuesday Trivia

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Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes: Free to play, win Intrepid Sojourner gift certificates & Internet glory, Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Prizes: 1st Place- $15 beer gift certificate, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places- $10 beer gift certificate.

Check out the blog: bit.ly/Intrepid-Geeks

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Emergence
Oct
11
to Nov 9

Emergence

Mai Wyn Fine Art is pleased to present Emergence featuring new work by Katharine McGuinness, Sophia Dixon Dillo and Lynda Ladwig. Using the simplest of forms, elegant works emerge from each artist’s distinct media and process: McGuinness is a master of color with richly hued monotypes newly presented in museum quality framing; Ladwig uses her background in architecture to create striking, functional porcelain tableware; and gallery newcomer Dillo presents sophisticated white-on-white incised paper works alongside a new foray into jewelry with hammered brass and sterling silver wearables.

Please join us for the Third Friday Opening Reception on Friday, October 18 form 5-8 p.m. Also open for First Friday Art Walk on Friday, November 1, 5-10 p.m. A not to be missed exhibition, Emergence runs through November 7. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m - 5 p.m.

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New Paintings by Helene Strebel and Phyllis Rider
Oct
17
to Nov 9

New Paintings by Helene Strebel and Phyllis Rider

SYNC Gallery presents New Paintings by Helene Strebel and Phyllis Rider

Sync Gallery's Third Friday artists' reception will be held on October 18 from 6-9 p.m., and First Friday Art Walk on November 1 from 6-9 p.m.; Exhibition runs October 17th through November 9th, 2019. Art of the Brunch will be held on October 27th, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Helene Strebel primarily paints in her studio, rarely using reference material other than her own thoughts and dreams. She combines techniques of drawing and painting on paper and canvas surfaces.

Despite classical training, she strives to capture her own voice and personal style in her work.

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color, and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence. Abstraction indicates a departure from reality.

Helene’s work is open for interpretation, and that is one of the beautiful things about it. Conceptual art gives you the freedom to explore the artwork and assign your own meaning to a piece. Understanding conceptual art is easy; all it requires is an open mind and a big imagination.

Phyllis Rider’s new works explore a monoprint process called Solarplate Relief Etching.

Phyllis has been a printmaker for over 20 years, and although most of her prints have been monotypes, she loves learning new ways of printmaking. These new pieces challenged her with a process she was not familiar with but excited her about the possibilities. As with all new processes, it had its challenges, but she likes the figuring out of the do’s and don’ts of such projects. Working with Solarplate master Dan Welden last year inspired her to explore the working with the sun process.

The results for these new works reflect a variety of ways she could use her Solarplate relief etchings along with her monotype knowledge to achieve a finished product she was pleased with—abstract by design with line and color being the dominating factors.

Phyllis hopes to educate the viewer about her new monoprints on paper with Solarplate relief etchings overlays and the unique colorful results.

SYNC Gallery exhibits a variety of contemporary abstract and conceptual works by a collective of emerging and established artists. Each month select members display exciting work with a wide freedom of expression. Located in the Art District on Santa Fe in Denver – known for its vibrant arts scene – SYNC Gallery has become a destination for art lovers. Gallery hours: Thursday 1-4, First & Third Friday 6-9, other Fridays 1-4, Saturday 12-4 or by appointment.

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Us
Oct
18
to Nov 7

Us

Us

Oct 18 2019 - Nov 7 2019

A group exhibition featuring the work of Carlos Flores, Jeremy Patlen, Clint Ramstetter, Kenzie Sitterud, Louis Trujillo

Opening Reception: October 18, 2019 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

LGBTQ+ artists have been, and always will be active in the art world but are underrepresented in galleries and exhibits. In keeping with Bitfactory Gallery’s goal to showcase emerging artists, they proudly present Us, an art exhibit by Denver local queer artists, on view October 18 through November 7, 2019. While the show is comprised entirely of artists that identify as something other than straight, the intention is not to further segregate and separate one community from another. Us is intended to demonstrate that, regardless of the pronoun one uses, art enriches all our lives. The public is invited to celebrate the fact that we are all part of Us at an opening reception on October 18, 6-9 p.m. at Bitfactory Gallery, 851 Santa Fe and to view and purchase work during regular gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and by appointment.

Carlos Flores is a writer, cinematographer, painter and composer. Born in Puerto Rico and raised partial there and partially in the United States, as well as being bisexual, his work often explores the dualities and challenges in his queerness and cultural/linguistic diaspora. It seeks social relevance and respect for our ancestors, our community and our future. He lives in Denver, CO with his wife Connie and their watch-eyed dog, Nutmeg.

Jeremy Patlen is a Denver-based landscape and portrait photographer who has been shooting professionally since 2003. Whether traveling, documenting weddings or photographing people, he constantly seeks out the beauty that gives a place or person its intrinsic character.

Clint Ramstetter was born and raised in southern Colorado and has resided in and around Denver for the past 30 years. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 1999. In addition to working in many areas of the fine art industry, he has exhibited his paintings in bars and delicatessens in the Denver area.

Kenzie Sitterud works as a multimedia artist and designer, primarily producing immersive large-scale installations and designed experiences. Sitterud graduated in 2016 with a BFA in Communication design from Metropolitan State University of Denver and began their second year as an Artist-in-Residence at RedLine Contemporary Art Center located in Denver. They are a Colorado Creative Industries and NEAA recipient for the 2017 Career Advancement Grant and most recently received a 2019 P.S. You are Here Grant through Denver Arts & Venues to complete a commissioned public project for Design Workshop Foundation. In May 2019, Sitterud will produce a series of experimental works in collaboration with other Denver creatives for Denver Art Museum’s Untitled Event series, developing new explorations of queerness in public spaces.

Louis Trujillo is a Denver native, creating works in his private studio and a shared studio at Art Gym Denver. His artwork is inspired by his dreams, his family, and his identity as a gay male. He received his B.F.A in drawing at Metropolitan State University of Denver where he was awarded the Nagel Art Thesis Grant and the Nagel Directed Studies Scholarship. He is a former member and PR Director of SYNC Gallery located in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. His artwork is part of national private collections. He currently works at Art Gym Denver assisting the Gallery Curator and Membership/Program Director.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason at info@bitfactory.net or (303) 862-9367.

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Monday Night Trivia
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Trivia

Let's get quizzical! Join us every Monday at 6 p.m. with Mile High Music Patrol and test your knowledge through two rounds of ten questions each. Come out on top and you're going home with some beer! Beat our team at the bar and earn yourself a beer. Let's see what you got!

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Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days LIVE
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days LIVE

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Live from the Hamilton Theatre at the Newman Center, The Tale of The Bullet is written by donnie l. betts with musical guest Prince Po formerly of the legendary hip hop duo Organized Konfusion. The duo was one of the most respected and acclaimed underground hip hop acts of the 1990s due to the groundbreaking lyrics of Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch.

The Tale of The Bullet tells the story of Americas obsession with guns from the bullets perspective. According to the bullet, we do all the work and the gun gets all the love. Leading the after-show discussion will be Brother Jeff. Guest include Rep Tom Sullivan whose son Alex was killed in the Aurora, Co Theatre shooting.

Tickets are available by calling 303-871-7720 or online at www.newmantix.com

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Canvas and Cocktails Sugar Skull Pots
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Canvas and Cocktails Sugar Skull Pots

You get to be super creative with this class and change up the colors, shapes and patterns of your sugar skull design. Then take it home and use it for an indoor OR outdoor plant! Our instructor will walk you through both designs step by step while you enjoy awesome craft beer from Crazy Mountain!

$40 includes all painting materials, instruction AND a craft beer!

Crazy Mountain Taproom and Beer Garden - 471 Kalamath St, Denver 80204

*Please let us know if you will be joining anyone else so we can create a seating arrangement*

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The Art of Brunch: October Edition
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

The Art of Brunch: October Edition

The Art of Brunch is back! Join us for gallery hopping and complimentary brunch bites at more than 20 galleries and creative businesses in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. No ticket necessary. Simply come down and enjoy a free day at the galleries!

The series — held in the spring and fall — returns on the following last Sundays:

→ SEP 29

→ OCT 27

→ NOV 24

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES + CREATIVE BUSINESSES:

Abstract

Artists on Santa Fe

Bitfactory Gallery

Carol Mier Fashion

Denver Art Society

Gallerie B.B.

Georgia Amar's Habitat Gallery & Studio

Grace Gallery Fine Art + Neo Art Studios

Grace Noel - Art by Grace

Green Lady Gardens

Joe Maxx Coffee Co. Denver

Mai Wyn Fine Art

Michael Warren Contemporary

Nicole Korbe Art

Ninni & Foffa's

Niza Knoll Gallery

Otero Taproom

Payge Gallery

Spark Gallery

Sync Gallery

Urban Mud Gallery

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Post 1

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Monday Night Trivia
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Trivia

Let's get quizzical! Join us every Monday at 6 p.m. with Mile High Music Patrol and test your knowledge through two rounds of ten questions each. Come out on top and you're going home with some beer! Beat our team at the bar and earn yourself a beer. Let's see what you got!

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Crazy Mountain Brewery Taproom Halloween Party
Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

Crazy Mountain Brewery Taproom Halloween Party

Hoppy Halloween! You're never too old to celebrate as far as we are concerned. Join us for our Taproom Halloween party from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 31. Anyone who arrives in costume will receive happy hour pricing for the evening. We will also be having a costume contest so make sure to dress your best! The contest winner will be announced at 7:00 p.m. and will win FREE BEER to take home.

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Dia De Los Muertos
Nov
1
4:00 PM16:00

Dia De Los Muertos

Museo de las Americas will be celebrating Dia De Los Muertos on Friday, November 1, 2019. Attendance is free!

Explore the culture and traditions of this Mexican tradition while enjoying pan de muerto (bread), hot chocolate, face painting, sugar skull decorating, procession (parade), altar, and more! Shop amongst local artist vendors with hand-made creations. Listen to the Latin music while strolling the museum's current exhibition "Altar'd Continuum: Resistance and Empowerment". Enter the Catrina Costume Contest while reading educational material about the symbolism of Dia De Los Muertos.

Museo is a non-profit 501c3 Latin American Art Museum and has been serving the Denver community since 1991. We hope to see you during our special annual unique celebration.

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First Friday: Live Music with Lucas Wolf
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: Live Music with Lucas Wolf

Join us for First Friday with live music from Lucas Wolf from 6-8 p.m. Lucas Wolf is a South Dakota born, Arizona raised singer songwriter based out of Boulder, Colorado. His sound was forged while hitch-hiking the U.S. as a rambling busker and has since been polished from a few years of steady gigging. His voice will surely grab your attention and the lyrics will snag your heart shortly after. He released his first album "Falling into Place" in 2018 and is currently working on his second full length record.

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 "Perspectives Through the Paint Brush" by Adrienne Sommers
Nov
1
to Dec 21

"Perspectives Through the Paint Brush" by Adrienne Sommers

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Come by the AFD Gallery on your First Friday Art Walk. As part of the Art District on Santa Fe, the Alliance Française de Denver takes part in First Friday to showcase our rotating guest artists' exhibits.

The Alliance Française de Denver presents "Perspectives Through the Paint Brush" by Adrienne Sommers beginning November 1, 2019 through December 21, 2019. Join us on your First Friday Art Walk from 6-8 p.m. to view Adrienne's paintings.

Artist Statement: The work completed for this show, Perspectives Through the Paint Brush, is abstract in nature and depicts visual images that she loves and speak to her heart in some fashion. Her inspiration came from the viewpoint of looking at a photograph or visual image and thus showing her original interpretive perspective of how she sees the world and things in it. The idea for the show theme stems from the stance that every single person sees things differently from their own perspective. An abstract painting can be seen in many different ways.

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El Dia de los Muertos
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

El Dia de los Muertos

CHAC is celebrating El Dia de los Muertos! Join us for pan de muerto (bread), face painting, a pinata and traditional Aztec dancers who will lead the processional starting at the corner of 2nd and Santa Fe at 6:45 p.m. “Nosotros Familia” a community ofrenda altar encourages people to bring 3x5 pictures of loved ones who have passed starting Friday, October 4. CHAC is proud to continue this annual celebration and is proud to be among one of Denver’s earliest organizations dedicated to this ancient Mexican custom. Works of local artists and Dia de los Muertos merchandise will be sold.

CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center was founded in 1978 by a group of visual and performing artists. The organization was established as a place where Chicano/Latino artists were provided with a venue to explore visual and performance art and promote and preserve the Chicano/Latino culture through the expression of the arts.

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Monday Night Trivia
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Trivia

Let's get quizzical! Join us every Monday at 6 p.m. with Mile High Music Patrol and test your knowledge through two rounds of ten questions each. Come out on top and you're going home with some beer! Beat our team at the bar and earn yourself a beer. Let's see what you got!

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Nonprofit Night with Education for the Children USA
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Nonprofit Night with Education for the Children USA

Education for the Children USA will be at Crazy Mountain Brewery from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6. Join us for some brew, light appetizers, and to learn more about how you can support the School of Hope in Guatemala.

Crazy Mountain will be donating the proceeds of the Cara de Luna Black Ale sales during those hours of one of its drafts to EFTC USA. You'll also be able to make additional donations, purchase some delicious Guatemalan coffee, and do some good in the world!

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Beer and Doughnut Pairing
Nov
9
12:00 PM12:00

Beer and Doughnut Pairing

The Doughnut Club of Fort Collins, CO will be teaming up with our Denver Taproom for a day of sweet, sweet pairing. Skip the brunch lines and enjoy fresh baked decadent doughnuts paired with your favorite Crazy Mountain Beer! Try our suggested pairing menu or feel free to pair your own. Stay tuned for our pairing menu!

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Monday Night Trivia
Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Trivia

Let's get quizzical! Join us every Monday at 6 p.m. with Mile High Music Patrol and test your knowledge through two rounds of ten questions each. Come out on top and you're going home with some beer! Beat our team at the bar and earn yourself a beer. Let's see what you got!

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Second Tuesday Art Critique
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Second Tuesday Art Critique

Free and open to all on the second Tuesday of each month. We are on the south west corner of 9th and Santa Fe above Grace Gallery, enter through the side door on 9th, then go upstairs. Just bring art you would like to have critiqued and be prepared to participate in the critique with others.

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Third Friday Art Night - November
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Third Friday Art Night - November

Join us for our Third Friday Night in the Art District on Santa Fe!

Enjoy the opportunity to chat directly with gallery owners and artists during this intimate, monthly series. About a dozen galleries along Santa Fe Drive participate in this monthly event.

Plan your date night and come explore the Art District on Santa Fe. For specific receptions and opening exhibits, visit denversartdistrict.org/events.

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Best of Santa Fe Awards
Nov
15
to Nov 17

Best of Santa Fe Awards

Join us for a special viewing of the Best of Santa Fe Awards in partnership with the Veterans Arts Council! You will find a wide variety of juried artwork selected from our member galleries and creative businesses on view. Awards will be given for Best of Show, 2nd, 3rd and People's Choice. Be sure to attend and cast your vote!

The show opens on 11/15, with an opening reception that evening from 5:30-9:00 p.m. with an Awards Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at the VFW Post 1 Art Gallery, 841 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204 in Denver Art District on Santa Fe

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Monday Night Trivia
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Trivia

Let's get quizzical! Join us every Monday at 6 p.m. with Mile High Music Patrol and test your knowledge through two rounds of ten questions each. Come out on top and you're going home with some beer! Beat our team at the bar and earn yourself a beer. Let's see what you got!

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Holiday Pop Up Market with The Gathering Place and Art Restart
Nov
23
4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Pop Up Market with The Gathering Place and Art Restart

Join us for a Holiday Pop Up Market with Art Restart. We will have all kinds of handmade items just in time to start thinking about the holiday season. Come out to the Taproom and support a great cause from 4-8 p.m.!

Art Restart is a social enterprise of The Gathering Place, Denver's only daytime shelter for women, transgender individuals, and their children experiencing homelessness or poverty. Art Restart takes select art made by members in the studio at The Gathering Place and reproduces it on a variety of products, such as scarves, tote bags, journals, cards, and calendars. With each purchase, the artist receives a check, helping her on a path to self-sufficiency. More than that, artists feel confident in themselves and see value in the work they do in the community.

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The Art of Brunch: November Edition
Nov
24
11:00 AM11:00

The Art of Brunch: November Edition

The Art of Brunch is back! Join us for gallery hopping and complimentary brunch bites at more than 20 galleries and creative businesses in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. No ticket necessary. Simply come down and enjoy a free day at the galleries!

The series — held in the spring and fall — returns on the following last Sundays:

→ SEP 29

→ OCT 27

→ NOV 24

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES + CREATIVE BUSINESSES:

Abstract

Artists on Santa Fe

Bitfactory Gallery

Carol Mier Fashion

Denver Art Society

Gallerie B.B.

Georgia Amar's Habitat Gallery & Studio

Grace Gallery Fine Art + Neo Art Studios

Grace Noel - Art by Grace

Green Lady Gardens

Joe Maxx Coffee Co. Denver

Mai Wyn Fine Art

Michael Warren Contemporary

Nicole Korbe Art

Ninni & Foffa's

Niza Knoll Gallery

Otero Taproom

Payge Gallery

Spark Gallery

Sync Gallery

Urban Mud Gallery

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Post 1

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Monday Night Trivia
Nov
25
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Trivia

Let's get quizzical! Join us every Monday at 6 p.m. with Mile High Music Patrol and test your knowledge through two rounds of ten questions each. Come out on top and you're going home with some beer! Beat our team at the bar and earn yourself a beer. Let's see what you got!

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Monday Night Trivia
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Trivia

Let's get quizzical! Join us every Monday at 6 p.m. with Mile High Music Patrol and test your knowledge through two rounds of ten questions each. Come out on top and you're going home with some beer! Beat our team at the bar and earn yourself a beer. Let's see what you got!

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Monday Night Trivia
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Trivia

Let's get quizzical! Join us every Monday at 6 p.m. with Mile High Music Patrol and test your knowledge through two rounds of ten questions each. Come out on top and you're going home with some beer! Beat our team at the bar and earn yourself a beer. Let's see what you got!

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Monday Night Trivia
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Trivia

Let's get quizzical! Join us every Monday at 6 p.m. with Mile High Music Patrol and test your knowledge through two rounds of ten questions each. Come out on top and you're going home with some beer! Beat our team at the bar and earn yourself a beer. Let's see what you got!

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Monday Night Trivia
Dec
23
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Trivia

Let's get quizzical! Join us every Monday at 6 p.m. with Mile High Music Patrol and test your knowledge through two rounds of ten questions each. Come out on top and you're going home with some beer! Beat our team at the bar and earn yourself a beer. Let's see what you got!

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Monday Night Trivia
Dec
30
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Trivia

Let's get quizzical! Join us every Monday at 6 p.m. with Mile High Music Patrol and test your knowledge through two rounds of ten questions each. Come out on top and you're going home with some beer! Beat our team at the bar and earn yourself a beer. Let's see what you got!

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Cuentos "Stories" of La Llorona
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Cuentos "Stories" of La Llorona

The legend of La Llorona dates back over five centuries in the American Southwest and Mexico.

“Cuentos “Stories” of La Llorona” by master story-tellers Geraldina Lawson, Angel Vigil, Karen Gonzalez, and by special permission of the family of the late Lalo Delgado. There will be a special showing of the Lalo Delgado poem “La Llorona”.

“Cuentos “Stories” of La Llorona” will also have face-painting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and a La Llorona costume where the winner will receive a 1-year CHAC membership.

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Artist Reception at D'art Gallery for Terry Decker & Lydia Riegle Exhibition
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Reception at D'art Gallery for Terry Decker & Lydia Riegle Exhibition

Located at 900 Santa Fe Drive, the third exhibition cycle for D’art Gallery features two concurrent solo exhibitions: “Gems of the West” and “Soulprint” by two member artists, Terry Decker and Lydia Riegle.

The exhibition runs from Thursday, October 17 through Sunday, November 10. The two artists host an Opening Reception from 6–9 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019 and The Art of the Brunch on Sunday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Terry Decker and Lydia Riegle will give Artist Talks on their process and inspiration in creating their work on Sunday, November 10 from 1:30–2:30 p.m.

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Third Friday Art Night - October
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Third Friday Art Night - October

Join us for our Third Friday Night in the Art District on Santa Fe!

Enjoy the opportunity to chat directly with gallery owners and artists during this intimate, monthly series. About a dozen galleries along Santa Fe Drive participate in this monthly event.

Plan your date night and come explore the Art District on Santa Fe. For specific receptions and opening exhibits, visit denversartdistrict.org/events.

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Café des Arts: The Birth of the Impressionist Movement
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Café des Arts: The Birth of the Impressionist Movement

Monet is coming to town, and we plan to talk about it. Join us for this three-part art talk series on Monet and the Impressionist movement. First up in October is "Café des Arts: The Birth of Impressionism" where local Franco-American artist Fred Pichon will walk us through the beginning of this popular art movement from the 19th century.

The impressionist movement was born from a connection of extraordinary times and people. We look at how a mix of technology, exceptional individuals, and the spirit of times, led to a re-invention of what art means.

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Rebrand Party + Bangkok Kölsch Can Release
Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

Rebrand Party + Bangkok Kölsch Can Release

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Join us in celebrating our transition to Next Stop Brew Co. on Saturday of GABF at the taproom!

•New Merch: Next Stop T-Shirts and Crewneck Sweatshirts will be available for purchase!

•Old Merch Flash Sale: All Intrepid Sojourner Merch (excluding stainless growlers) will be 50% off! Sizes and quantities are limited!

•6-Pack Can Release: Bangkok, our Kölsch with lemongrass and ginger, will be available in cans (and on tap)! *Buy a 6-pack, get a full pour of anything for free!*

Street Side eats is the food truck.

More details to be announced- stay tuned!

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A Pop-Up Show by The Artist Kelsie
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

A Pop-Up Show by The Artist Kelsie

Kelsie Young aka The Glitter Freckle aka The Artist Kelsie, burst onto the Denver’s art scene in the late 90’s expressing herself through painting, sculpture, and spiritual study. She was most well-known for her exquisite face and body painting, sharing her gifts everywhere from the club scene, fashion shows, and St. Patrick’s Day parades of Denver, to a national 22 city tour. She became a regular presence painting faces at The Wizard’s Chest for Halloween and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, through the early 2000’s.

After a several-year hiatus from the public eye, The Artist Kelsie is re-emerging with an evolved sense of self, connection to her creative community, and vision for her current and future work. She is thrilled to share her new, multidimensional art at a one-night pop-up exhibit on First Friday October 4th, 2019 6-9 pm, in The Garage at Bitfactory, in the back of 851 Santa Fe Drive. Throughout the evening, visitors will be able to purchase art and merchandise and enjoy connective entertainment along with several, looped video tutorials showcasing the creative process in collaboration with Paul Peregrine and his team at Peregrine Studios in Denver.

In Kelsie’s new works she explores a range of paint combinations, techniques, and subject matter. "What I use to create a piece completely depends on the piece and its own voice in the creative process. Acrylic, oils, ink, enamel, and sometimes other stuff too. “My goal is that when your eyes meet a work, you will feel it.”

In addition to the pop-up show’s themed works, Kelsie will be exhibiting her piece “The Rescue”. Produced using her exclusive “paint-cutting” technique, this 48" x 64" mixed media on stretched canvas features a horse and rider in a surreal Colorado front range landscape. Her intention is to raise awareness of the Dumb Friend’s League (DFL) equestrian rescue program and she will be donating all of the funds from thesale of this artwork to the DFL. Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League, based in Denver, Colorado, is the largest independent, nonprofit community-based animal shelter/humane society in the Rocky Mountain region, caring annually for as many as 20,000 lost and relinquished pets, as well as hundreds of equines.

Kelsie Young (aka The Artist Kelsie) is a diverse multi-media artist that resides in Lakewood, Colorado. She creates mixed media fine art, body art, photography, and experimental performance art. For more information about her latest projects or to order a custom print, please visit www.theartistkelsie.com.

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1888 Art and Architecture at St. Joseph's
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

1888 Art and Architecture at St. Joseph's

Stop by St. Joseph’s during the First Friday Art Walk for guided tours of the stained glass in the church with commentary from expert stained glass artists about the most exquisite artistic elements of each piece. Art enthusiasts will appreciate the art and architecture of an era over 100 years ago and learn about the church’s planned preservation efforts.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy provided refreshments and music at the church as well.

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First Friday Art Walk
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walks continue in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe! Year-round, rain or shine, join us on First Fridays for late-night viewing of artwork at 100+ art galleries, artists' studios, and creative businesses. 

For a list of events, visit: denversartdistrict.org/events

For full info on First Friday, visit: denversartdistrict.org/first-friday

The heart of the art walk is between 7th and 10th Avenues on Santa Fe Drive, with more galleries scattered nearby. To get here, take the Light Rail to 10th and Osage or opt for a ride share, as parking is difficult. 

Support local artists and attend the Art Walk every First Friday from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

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Monday Night Trivia
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Trivia

Let's get quizzical! Join us every Monday at 6 p.m. with Mile High Music Patrol and test your knowledge through two rounds of ten questions each. Come out on top and you're going home with some beer! Beat our team at the bar and earn yourself a beer. Let's see what you got!

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GABF Week: Santa Fe Beer District Brewery Punch Card
Sep
30
to Oct 7

GABF Week: Santa Fe Beer District Brewery Punch Card

  • Crazy Mountain Brewery Taproom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate GABF week with a short walking loop of the Santa Fe Beer District, just a short distance from the Convention Center!

•Buy a full beer (and have the bartender punch your card) at all four brewery locations, get your fifth FREE! Redeemable at any of the four locations.*

•During First Friday (8/4) in the Art District on Santa Fe, get a BOGO at any of the four breweries!*

•Brewery Locations: The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project/Next Stop Brew Co., Crazy Mountain Brewery, Black Sky Brewery, Renegade Brewing Company

•Punch cards will be available at all four brewery locations soon! *Certain beer restrictions may apply at some locations. First Friday BOGO must be redeemed at ONE brewery.

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GABF Crazy Mountain Goblet Etching
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

GABF Crazy Mountain Goblet Etching

This guided DIY will occur at 2PM and at 3PM, so please purchase for the time you'd like to participate! Be prepared to enjoy the the cozy taproom at Crazy Mountain Brewery and take home a unique and singular piece of glassware. Limited seating - tickets must be bought in advance to ensure you'll have a space and materials.

Join us in the tap room every other Sunday for delightfully themed arts and DIY meetups, brought to you from your local arts teacher and founder of Artward Bound.

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The Art of Brunch: September Edition
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

The Art of Brunch: September Edition

The Art of Brunch is back! Join us for gallery hopping and complimentary brunch bites at more than 20 galleries and creative businesses in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. No ticket necessary. Simply come down and enjoy a free day at the galleries!

The series — held in the spring and fall — returns on the following last Sundays:

→ SEP 29

→ OCT 27

→ NOV 24

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES + CREATIVE BUSINESSES:

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Artists on Santa Fe

Bitfactory Gallery

Carol Mier Fashion

Denver Art Society

Gallerie B.B.

Georgia Amar's Habitat Gallery & Studio

Grace Gallery Fine Art + Neo Art Studios

Grace Noel - Art by Grace

Green Lady Gardens

Joe Maxx Coffee Co. Denver

Mai Wyn Fine Art

Michael Warren Contemporary

Nicole Korbe Art

Ninni & Foffa's

Niza Knoll Gallery

Otero Taproom

Payge Gallery

Spark Gallery

Sync Gallery

Urban Mud Gallery

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Post 1

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Monday Night Trivia
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Trivia

Let's get quizzical! Join us every Monday at 6 p.m. with Mile High Music Patrol and test your knowledge through two rounds of ten questions each. Come out on top and you're going home with some beer! Beat our team at the bar and earn yourself a beer. Let's see what you got!

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Dark Side of Sage
Sep
20
to Oct 10

Dark Side of Sage

Whether your body is covered in “tats”, or you would never think of getting ink, the level of skill and talent behind the original artwork that inspires body art is undeniable. Four of these dedicated tattoo artists from Black Sage Studio in Evergreen, Colorado are featured in the new exhibit the Dark Side of Sage at Bitfactory gallery, 851 Santa Fe Drive in Denver.

Melis Fusco, Brian Henry, Milo Alfring, and Sharon Healy will showcase the diverse styles that they co-create within their studio and the ways they influence and push one another while still maintaining their personal artistic identity. The show includes watercolor, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, wood sculptures, photography and more, ranging from a super small, delicate watercolor on paper to mural size oil paintings on wood. Some of the works in the show have been made into tattoos, some are available as ideas and some are personal works that would be hard to translate onto skin.

The show runs September 20—October 10, 2019. The public is invited to an opening reception on Third Friday, September 20, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and to view the exhibit through during regular gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., First and Third Fridays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. or by appointment.

Melis Fusco, founder of Black Sage Studio, has been creating art since 1994 and tattoo art more specifically since 2003, with her art evolving to become more illustrative. For her, painting and tattoo art offers two different experiences. Her tattooing career has brought her all over the world as an award-winning published artist and she creates multiple pieces every week—some larger works taking a year to complete—working within the client’s requested subject matter. Painting, however, brings her freedom of self-expression where subject matter will come and go like visions. Always interesting, always evolving.

California-raised artist, Brian Henry is based in Evergreen making a living as a tattoo artist. He expresses his career trajectory in this way "Brian started creating as a young lad, he got it from his dad. He started drawing with a crayon and now he’s successfully tattooing as a man.”

Milo Alfring has been a tattoo artist since 2006, taking a break in 2010 to earn a BA in painting at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. He returned to the craft, opening two tattoo studios in four years. The primary focus in his art evolved from his practice of tattooing—simplicity and contrast in order to accomplish a clean, readable composition.

Sharon Healy combines a variety of traditional painting techniques in a non-traditional way; many of her pieces use a black-and-white acrylic under-painting and an oil over-painting. By engaging with a broad palette of cultural symbolism, she revives myths in a contemporary context. Particularly, Healy evokes the female figures of our collective unconscious to return the human image to the world of art. Jazmin Montano of Jazmin Arts once said that: “Healy’s work will transport you into the hallucinogenic dreamworld of your archetypal subconscious [sic].” Healy received her BFA from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2007 and actively participates in the Denver art scene. Her work is regularly exhibited locally and nationally and has been published in multiple magazines.

Bitfactory Gallery, located in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, exhibits work by the best emerging and up-and-coming local, national and international visual artists. Owner/artist/curator Bill Thomason strives to showcase art that may not be a good fit for other galleries. Additionally, he hosts one major or renowned artist a year, bringing new and exciting work to Denver. The Bitfactory building also houses artist studios with the vision of providing a helpful, friendly atmosphere for artists to work solo or collaborate with others. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason at info@bitfactory.net or (303) 862-9367 or visit www.bitfactory.net

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Third Friday Art Night - September
Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

Third Friday Art Night - September

Join us for our Third Friday Night in the Art District on Santa Fe!

Enjoy the opportunity to chat directly with gallery owners and artists during this intimate, monthly series. About a dozen galleries along Santa Fe Drive participate in this monthly event.

Plan your date night and come explore the Art District on Santa Fe. For specific receptions and opening exhibits, visit denversartdistrict.org/events.

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4th Annual Birthday Bash Art Show
Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

4th Annual Birthday Bash Art Show

Every year two creatives (That5280Lady & MeshPop_Art) gather up a group of their closest artist friends and take over a space. Their vision? Supporting local art and artists, as well as local businesses, and bringing awareness of how beautiful, innovative and creative Denver’s art scene really is! This year the 4th Annual Birthday Bash Art Show will be held in the UPSTAIRS gallery of the VFW Post 1 Gallery during the Art District on Santa Fe’s Third Friday Art Night. Everyone is welcome, as this is not your traditional birthday party or art show!

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Oktoberfest: Stein Week
Sep
20
to Sep 27

Oktoberfest: Stein Week

  • The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Oktoberfest is nearly upon us, and we have Intrepid Sojourner litersteins (and tons of delicious beer to drink) to get you in the spirit! From 9/20 - 9/27, get:

•$9 ISBP Branded Literesteins with a free fill (~34oz)

•$9 stein fills of any beer under 8% ABV* for the whole week

Only 30 steins available... Get them while they last! *additional exclusions may apply*

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