Keys to the City: If you play the piano or just appreciate those beautiful instruments, stop by at one of the many uniquely painted pianos located along 16th Street Mall.
Denver has proudly added amazing designing showcases for art to the Mile High City skyline.
For quite a few years now, Denver has witnessed a big boom in artistic buildings: in 2006, the Denver Art Museum, designed by Daniel Liebeskind; in 2011, the Clyfford Stil Museum designed by Brad Cloepfil; and just announced, the new Kirkland Museum designed by Olson Kundig Architectsto be completed by 2016.
Rendering of the New Kirkland Museum
Beyond the city-sponsored building scene, there’s a whole other layer of new, exciting architecture—some very contemporary and smart-looking art galleries. It is a worth a trip to check them out.
…William Havu Gallery: Made of raw concrete with expansive aluminum trimmed windows. Neo modernist at its best. 1040 Cherokee St, Denver, CO. 80208, 303-893-2360. www.williamhavugallery.com. Current exhibitions: Articulate Perspectives with artist Laura Truitt, Lori Buntin, Marc Berghaus, and Sara Sanderson.
…Plus Gallery: Found in the famous RiNo district, designed by local superstar architect Steve Chucovich. Historic remnants meet metal panels in a sweeping grid pattern. He also designed the Millennium Bridge downtown at 16th Street Mall and Chestnut Street. 2501 Larimer St. Denver, CO. 80205, 303-296-0927, www.plusgallery.com Current exhibition: Xi Zang: Bone
…Space Gallery: This redone gallery re-opened early this year with 8700 square feet of exhibit space. A pre-engineered steel structure (came in a kit) that was elaborated upon by architect Owen Beard. He created a contemporary neo-modernist jewel. 765 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO. 80204, 720-904-1088, www.spacegallery.org. Current Grand Opening exhibition: Mark Aardsma, Patricia Aaron, Monica Aiello, Tyler Aiello, and many more.
Best Art Events and Discounts
Find out about Denver’s best events and discounts at our favorite art-savvy sites:
- Denver365.com: One peek at Denver’s year-round event guide is sure to ignite that creative spark in you
- Denver2for1tix.com: Great discounts on Denver’s top cultural sites and entertainment