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Public Art is Back in Civic Center Park, and This Time It's Fireproof

The Greek Amphitheater in Civic Center Park was dedicated a century ago, but what's old is new again, thanks to a temporary art installation by Theresa Clowes unveiled on June 25. The piece was designed to highlight the colonnades of the structure, wings that had been boarded up for years due to persistent vandalism; Clowes designed her series of flowing textile panels to give the space a more peaceful feel.

 
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HOME/MAKER: a show with a focus on affordable art as well as affordable housing

Intricate, evocative paintings, photographs and sculpture have popped up on the Market Street side of Larimer Square, offering a creative contribution to Denver’s housing conversation.

Sales from the exhibit HOME/MAKER, which opens Thursday in a space that once housed an Irish pub at 1432 Market Street, will benefit the Denver-based national nonprofit developer Mercy Housing. The show includes the work of local professionals alongside pieces by residents of Mercy’s apartments for low-income families, seniors and others. Art-making is part of the support programs offered at Mercy complexes.

 
Best Art Truck & Art Pop-Ups

Best Art Truck & Art Pop-Ups

Best art truck & art pop-ups, best of denver 2019, Westword

Creative powerhouse Deanne Gertner wanted to find a way to direct-market work by Denver's artist community while bypassing the middleman. The result was Hey Hue, which made its debut last summer in a truck parked on the fringe of the Underground Music Showcase in the Baker neighborhood. 

 
Hey Hue at the 2018 Underground Music Showcase on South Broadway

Hey Hue at the 2018 Underground Music Showcase on South Broadway

100 Colorado Creatives 4.0: Deanne Gertner

Denver writer, artist and creative thinker Deanne Gertner directs her many talents like a laser, all in service of the local art and performance communities, and not just as an art and dance writer and critic, but also in the grassroots trenches of grant-writing and art curation in both the nonprofit and for-profit worlds. 

 

sex drugs rock & roll brings affordable art to broadway

A 24-foot box truck will be parked on South Broadway, between West Second and Third Avenues, during the Underground Music Showcase this weekend. The truck will display artworks from more than thirty artists, at a pop-up exhibit dubbed Sex Drugs Rock & Roll. The pieces will sell for $200 or less.

 
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a mobile art pop-up is selling 100+ artworks out of a delivery truck this weekend

The newest pop-up shop to grace Denver streets involves a box truck and 100 paintings.

Created by Hey Hue, the new and experimental art agency is offering art made by 30 local artists all for under $200 each. And the 24-foot box truck that serves as a gallery and retail space fits perfectly into the aesthetic and theme of the Underground Music Showcase (UMS) — gritty, urban, with no fucks given.

 

Eight Things for art lovers to do and see this weekend in denver

What do you mean there's nothing to do in Denver? Art is going strong in spaces both alternative and traditional, in town and up in the high country, all weekend long. Here's where to go to find it.