Denver’s Dynamic Art Scene—It’s Gonna Be a Hot Summer…Continues!
Central Denver Art Scene:
Dale Chihuly is famous for his intricate, organic glass expressions that pop up everywhere—whether on a table, hanging lamp, a wall, or even gardens! See Dale’s work at the Denver Botanic Gardens and at PISMO Fine Art Glass at 2770 E. Second Ave. in Denver.
Take home your own organic blown glass art creation by this renowned artist. Spectacular large installations will surprise and delight you at the Botanic Gardens. You almost have to see it twice—once during the day lit up by nature’s sun, and once at night where the moon and special lighting give the sculptures an ethereal glow. Located at 1007 York St. in Denver.
Flora and Fauna, August 12-September 4th at the Visions West Gallery in LoDo. Art creations from artists Will Pope, Terry Karson, Timothy Chapman, and Peter Smuts. Located at 1715 Wazee St. in Denver.
Denver Modernist Show, August 22-24 at the National Western Complex Fri. 6pm-10pm, Sat. 10am-6pm and Sun. 11am-4pm. Are you a fan of the Mod era? Local and national dealers of mod art who offer vintage décor, furniture, artwork, and more. Located at 4655 Humboldt St. in Denver (www.denvermodernism.com). (Modernism is a philosophical movement that, along with cultural trends and changes, arose from wide-scale and far-reaching transformations in Western society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the factors that shaped Modernism was the development of modern industrial societies and the rapid growth of cities, followed then by the horror of World War I.)
Northwest Art Scene:
Find established artists co-ops in this neighborhood that is just jumping with all kinds of art at very established artists’ co-ops. On weekends, find great art from popular and very talented artists at the Navajo Street Art District, on the corner of 37th Ave. and Navajo St. At 23rd Avenue Sculpture Studio you’ll see some amazing sculptures and creations by various metal artists. Read more at www.beautifulhabitat.com or stop by 3500 W. 23rd Ave. in Denver. Or, wander up a bit to Tennyson Street and see the imaginative offering in these galleries, like the mosaics at the Kirk Norlin gallery.
North Art Scene :
RiNo North Art District has become one of the fastest growing art neighborhoods in Denver. With local artists’ studios, lofts, restaurants, and more, RiNo is a place you want to be on First Friday—where creativity is expressed in every form. Check out the organic food restaurant, Fuel Cafe at www.fuelcafedenver.com.