Up Close
Nov
16
to Jan 10

Up Close

Up Close: A Two Person Exhibition featuring the work of Tommy Nahulu and W. Max Thomason

Up Close is a two-artist exhibition with a focus on Figurative Art. Both artists paint from imagery and experiences in their lives. Nahulu is making the transition from doing large murals as a street artist to the realm of canvas and fine art. Being heavily influence by his Hawaiian roots and his love of nature. Thomason tends to paint almost vignettes of daily life, what he sees and experiences, with, at times, a tongue in cheek sense of humor.

Tommy Nahulu is best known for his significant murals that can be found from Hawai’i to Colorado. Musicians, writers, a love for nature, and his Hawaiian roots are the inspiration for many of the subjects in his paintings. His Student Mural Workshops, a special art project he helped create, began with his passion for making sure young hearts and minds had access to art. They have become lasting works of art with a permanent home in schools around Denver and on Maui. As Tommy continues to drive his artistic spirit forward to create work that celebrates his lust for life in a beautiful world, he brings with him all he learned, all he loves, and all his hopes to make our days ahead better.

W. Max Thomason is a Denver based artist that works in the natural-realism, abstract and sometimes pop genres. Max studied at Community College of Denver/Metropolitan State University/University of Colorado Denver from 1990-1997 under Amy Métier and Robert Mangold. He has participated in multiple group and solo exhibits to date across the US, Austria and Germany. His artwork has also been used as album covers for the Carolyn’s Mother album Fridays and Other Small Tragedies, and for the upcoming single Boys Like Me and two albums Recovered and Recovering by Mike River.

The opening reception will be on Third Friday, November 16, 2018, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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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Winter Group Show
Dec
6
to Jan 26

Winter Group Show

An exciting annual exhibition featuring an eclectic mix of work from all our gallery artists… find just the right thing to complete your home or gift to someone special this holiday season. Please join us for the Opening Reception during the First Friday Art Walk, December 7th, 6-10 p.m.

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Nouns: People, Places & Things ~ Judy Horowitz
Dec
6
to Dec 23

Nouns: People, Places & Things ~ Judy Horowitz

“People” always fascinate me; how they project themselves, clothes, body language and tattoos are all components that tell you something about the individuals. The Mountains & Tropics, they are contrasts representing my old & new homes. The drawings; my interpretation of driving into the mountains. The scale, the roads and the views continue to astonish me, they contrast with the paintings of the tropics which are lush and colorful. The “Dogs” are a constant companion fulfilling the same role with their human in many of the paintings and the Tattoos continue to give you clues about the people should you take a the time to look.

Opening Reception: December 14, 6-9 p.m.

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Works by Susie Biehl
Dec
6
to Dec 23

Works by Susie Biehl

This collection of works by Susie Biehl was created by integrating the textures, shapes and colors of recycled materials to form art that is imaginative, tactile and uniquely original. Susie collects objects from streets and alleys, flea markets, antique stores, and one of her favorite suppliers—construction demolition sites. “I don’t come up with an idea first and then find materials. Rather, I find the materials and they come together in magical and surprising outcomes.”

Opening Reception: December 14, 6-9 p.m.

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Personal Mythology - Kat Payge
Dec
6
to Dec 23

Personal Mythology - Kat Payge

Paintings by Kat Payge are multi-faceted; each layer having its effect on the final creation. Sometimes the brush stroke is very intentional, other times less evident, yet the outcome makes a profound statement. The paintings in Personal Mythology tell a story. It may not be the whole story or the accurate story but these are the things that explain how I came to be who I am and my place in the world today.

Opening Reception: December 14, 6-9 p.m.

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2nd Annual Gingerbread Invitational
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

2nd Annual Gingerbread Invitational

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Join us on Saturday, December 15th for our Second Annual Gingerbread Invitational. It's a holiday celebration chock full of activities culminating in our Gingerbread Bock collaboration with Spice Trade Brewing and an intense gingerbread house competition for all the marbles.

Gingerbread houses from the participating breweries as well as Root Shoot Malting, Inland Island Yeast Laboratories, and more TBD. If you're interested in building a gingerbread house and entering it, please contact us.

We'll be releasing the Gingerbread Bock Collab at 1pm, and inviting some of our friends. Resolute Brewing Company will be here serving up their Winter Weizenbock and we'll be releasing our first Kvass with the help of Rebel Bread. Spice Trade Brewing will be serving up Neapolitan Cookie Imperial Stout. Stay tuned for more beer information, including some squarrel-aged offerings from the wood wizards at Squarrel Square Barrel Company.

Good Sugar Baking will be in the house with Festive Beer and Cookie Pairing at Intrepid Sojourner!

Need some beautiful, handmade holiday gifts? Christkindlesmarkt with Crafted Art Emporium, Two Feet and the Earthbeat, Blackheart Creations and Modern Which-Craft will be here to help you take care of the rest of your holiday shopping.

Games and gingerbread cookie decorating for adults and kiddos.

The Modern Eater will broadcast live from the taproom at 6:00pm. Come meet the movers and shakers of Denver's local food and beverage scene.

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Art District Holiday Party
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Art District Holiday Party

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The Art District on Santa Fe is throwing a summery shindig, and we want you to come!

We'll be celebrating at our brand new office inside Wayfinder Co-op. Come see the space, meet our first Art District employee, mix and mingle with creatives, and enjoy a fun party in the heart of the District.

This event is free and open to the community. We'll be honoring our top ADSF members, so some of you will be taking home awards!

Gather with the Art District on Santa Fe as we recognize our members and volunteers, celebrate our community, and toast to achievements of the year. Please RSVP; creative cocktail attire encouraged.

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SYNC Gallery presents Multiplicity 2018 SYNC Gallery’s Annual Members’ Exhibition
Dec
20
to Jan 12

SYNC Gallery presents Multiplicity 2018 SYNC Gallery’s Annual Members’ Exhibition

SYNC Gallery presents Multiplicity 2018 SYNC Gallery’s Annual Members’ Exhibition

SYNC members explore the many facets of creating multiple images in Multiplicity 2018. Thinking about multiples is exciting—the multitude of images and processes by so many people in so many different ways with so many different outcomes creates a visual feast that is surprising, gratifying, and fun.

Sync Gallery’s Third Friday artists’ reception will be held on December 21 from 6-9 p.m., and First Friday Art Walk on January 4 from 6-9 p.m.; Exhibition runs December 20, 2018 through January 12, 2019.

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 p.m.; First & Third Friday 6-9 p.m.; Other Fridays 1-4 p.m.; Saturday 12-4 p.m. or by appointment.

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Third Friday Collectors' Night—December
Dec
21
5:30 PM17:30

Third Friday Collectors' Night—December

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

Enjoy the opportunity to chat directly with gallery owners and artists during this intimate, monthly series catered to art collectors. 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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Face Of Cannabis
Jan
4
to Jan 26

Face Of Cannabis

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Georgia Amar's Habitat Gallery & Studio is proud to host Colorado artist Nichole Montanez and the Face Of Cannabis, her exhibit of portraits and documentary photographs of the children who would change the medical cannabis movement forever. The project has spanned 5 years; contains thousands of images; and includes portraits of 283 children, sending Nichole all over the country documenting the journey of these children and their families. The exhibit will contain some documentary photographs and an installation of over 90 images.

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Luminarias First Friday
Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Luminarias First Friday

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The First Friday Art Walk and Luminarias Festival unite on Friday, December 7 for a free evening in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe.

As always, hundreds of artists will be displaying work in studios and galleries along Santa Fe Drive with late-night hours in addition to Luminarias festivities.

Enjoy a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will be roaming the galleries along the Luminarias path.

Luminarias—or Farolitos—are a tradition of the southwest. Candles are carefully placed in sand inside of a bag, providing a warm glow that will take over Santa Fe Drive in Denver for one night only. 

Farolito means “little lantern” in Spanish, and luminary, or luminaria, means “festival light.” The term luminaria was used in reference to a vigil bonfire, though it’s primarily northern New Mexicans who have kept this distinction. 

This event is brought to you by a collaboration between Denver's Art District on Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Drive Business Improvement District. Whether you call it a farolito or a luminaria, art and culture unite on December 7 for Luminarias First Friday. 

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.

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The Art of Brunch: November Edition
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

The Art of Brunch: November Edition

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The Art of Brunch is back! Join us for gallery hopping and complimentary brunch bites at a dozen galleries and creative business in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. 

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

→ SEPT 30
→ OCT 28
→ NOV 25

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES + CREATIVE BUSINESSES: 

Artists on Santa Fe
Bitfactory Gallery
Candelaria - Maker's Studio
Carol Mier Fashion
Copper Door Coffee Roasters
Core New Art Space
Denver Art Society
Grace Gallery Fine Art
Grace Noel Art
Georgia Amar's Habitat Gallery & Studio
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project
Joe Maxx Coffee Co. Denver
Kanon Collective
Kat Payge Art
Mai Wyn Fine Art
Michael Warren Contemporary (Oct only)
Neo Art Studios
Ninni & Foffa's
Niza Knoll Gallery
Spark Gallery
Sync Gallery
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Post 1

No ticket necessary. Simply come down and enjoy a free day at the galleries!

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Third Friday Collectors' Night—November
Nov
16
5:30 PM17:30

Third Friday Collectors' Night—November

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

Enjoy the opportunity to chat directly with gallery owners and artists during this intimate, monthly series catered to art collectors. 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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Small Works ~ Open Call Exhibit at CORE
Nov
15
to Dec 2

Small Works ~ Open Call Exhibit at CORE

The Small Works Show is honoring the concept of artwork in any media 12 inches or less in all dimensions. Juried by Victoria Eubanks, who serves on the board of directors at the Art Students League of Denver as well as a faculty member, her work has been exhibited nationally and hangs in corporate collections. Artwork selected represents various styles and mediums from national as well as international artists.

Opening Reception: November 16, 6-9 pm

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New Work from Sally Elliott and Jennifer Parisi with Linda Armantrout in the North Gallery
Nov
15
to Dec 9

New Work from Sally Elliott and Jennifer Parisi with Linda Armantrout in the North Gallery

New Work from Sally Elliott and Jennifer Parisi with Linda Armantrout in the North Gallery, November 15 - December 9, 2018.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 16, 6 - 9 pm

Art of Brunch: Sunday, November 25, 11 am - 3 pm

First Friday: December 7, 6 - 9 pm

Closing Coffee: Sunday, December 9, 1 - 4 pm

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Día de los Muertos Celebration / First Friday Art Walk
Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

Día de los Muertos Celebration / First Friday Art Walk

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During Denver Arts Week 2018, the Art District on Santa Fe (ADSF)—a nonprofit arts organization and Certified Creative District in Denver—is proud to introduce a Día de los Muertos celebration coinciding with the First Friday Art Walk on Friday, November 2, 2018.

The event is a collaboration between ADSF, Consulate General de Mexico in Denver, Museo de las Americas, Su Teatro, Colorado Ballet, CHAC Gallery, the Office of Councilman Paul D. López, Univision Colorado, and FOX31 with news partner Colorado’s Own Channel 2.

To commemorate, on Thursday, November 1, festivities kick off with a free screening of the film “Coco” hosted at Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m.

On Friday, November 2, in addition to traditional First Friday Art Walk activities—with late-night access to hundreds of artists and exhibits among the galleries on Santa Fe Drive—there will also be Catrina face painting stations and community altars positioned throughout the district between CHAC Gallery and the Colorado Ballet. There will also be special performances at a variety of the large cultural institutions along the corridor.

The public is also invited to take part in a community procession honoring loved ones on Friday, November 2. The procession will begin at the corner of 9th and Galapago at 7 p.m. The walking route will continue north to 11th Avenue, head west to Santa Fe Drive, then south on Santa Fe Drive, ending at Museo de las Americas. The procession will end at the back patio of Museo de las Americas, where there will be a communal altar. Also at Museo, a Catrina costume contest will be held along with a closing celebration.

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Día de los Muertos Free Movie Night: COCO
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Día de los Muertos Free Movie Night: COCO

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In conjunction with the Día de los Muertos Celebration / First Friday Art Walk, we are continuing to honor this important cultural event with a FREE screening of the film "Coco," brought to you by the Art District on Santa Feat Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center.  

Movie starts at 6:30. No ticket necessary, although seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Visit the Día de los Muertos Celebration / First Friday Art Walk page and denversartdistrict.org for all festival details.

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2018 Holiday Preview Exhibition
Nov
1
to Nov 30

2018 Holiday Preview Exhibition

Before you know it, the winter holidays will be upon us and the festivities will begin. Be prepared this season, if you aren't already, and finish your gift shopping now to avoid that last-minute hectic rush. Artists on Santa Fe Gallery + Studios has a huge variety of specialty items that will be perfect for your family and friends—paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, sculpture and more! Stop in and have a leisurely look at our fantastic array of functional and decorative art.

Please remember that we are open for Third Friday. It’s less crowded and you get to meet the artists.

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The Art of Brunch: October Edition
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

The Art of Brunch: October Edition

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The Art of Brunch is back! Join us for gallery hopping and complimentary brunch bites at a dozen galleries and creative business in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. 

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

→ SEPT 30
→ OCT 28
→ NOV 25

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES + CREATIVE BUSINESSES: 

Artists on Santa Fe
Bitfactory Gallery
Candelaria - Maker's Studio
Carol Mier Fashion
Copper Door Coffee Roasters
Core New Art Space
Denver Art Society
Grace Gallery Fine Art
Grace Noel Art
Georgia Amar's Habitat Gallery & Studio
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project
Joe Maxx Coffee Co. Denver
Kanon Collective
Kat Payge Art
Mai Wyn Fine Art
Michael Warren Contemporary (Oct only)
Neo Art Studios
Ninni & Foffa's
Niza Knoll Gallery
Spark Gallery
Sync Gallery
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Post 1

No ticket necessary. Simply come down and enjoy a free day at the galleries!

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