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16th Street Mall Festival of the Arts | September 14 + 15 | 11am-7pm | Arapahoe to Stout

16th Street Mall Festival of the Arts Presented by Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe and the Denver Theatre District September 14 + 15 11am-7pm Arapahoe to Stout FREE EVENT Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe has teamed with the Denver Theatre District to bring you the 16th… Read More
Editorial

Claire Bergstrom | Now Showing at The Gallery At Hangar 41 through August 2012

Boldly poetic and intriguing in design, the metal work of Claire Bergstrom will pull you in like a good story.  Her signature series, “Things that Bend and Fold” features elegantly hinged works of art that evoke a contradictory relationship between interior and exterior.  Hidden within each mysterious contraption is a wealth of volume to be explored,… Read More
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Come Celebrate Gay On Santa Fay

On Friday, June 15th from 5:30 to 9:00 pm, the galleries, shops and restaurants in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe will be celebrating diversity and art at the third annual Gay On Santa Fay. The official unofficial kick-off celebration for PrideFest… Read More
Editorial

Meet the Art District: Fabric Bliss

Photo Credit: Rachel Gomez Fabric Bliss is a fitting name for the cutesy boutique located at 828 Santa Fe Drive. This gem of a business offers a variety of classes and machinery to help encourage Denverites to get crafty and channel their creativity by working… Read More
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It’s almost Create Denver Week

Create Denver Week is coming up May 10-13, 2012! This annual event by Create Denver helps support and showcase Denver’s dynamic and talented community by strengthening the overall health and vitality of Denver’s creative sector, including: individual artists and creative enterprises such as… Read More
Editorial

Meet the Art District: Hangar 41

Photo Credit: Rachel Gomez The Art District on Santa Fe (ADSF) has an eclectic member mix and we’re proud of it. A variety of galleries, restaurants, boutiques, and small business owners enjoy the creative energy that percolates throughout our community and we’re delighted to attract architecture and design firms to the area, as well.… Read More
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The First Annual Gateway Awards

Next week, the Santa Fe Drive Redevelopment Corporation (SFDRC) will be hosting the First Annual Gateway Awards to honor the long-time business merchants of Santa Fe Drive, between the avenues of Alameda and Colfax. Recognition will be given to 10 business owners for their ability to thrive and give back to the Denver community over the years. The SFDRC hopes to make the Gateway Awards an annual event as a way of saying… Read More
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Meet the Art District: SPARK Gallery

  Photo credit: Rachel Gomez (Left: Pat Aaron, Right: Annalee Schorr) As the oldest cooperative gallery in Denver, SPARK Gallery has been around for 33 years, currently… Read More
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Happy Birthday to the Art District!

We’re 100! Join us as we celebrate our milestone First Friday Art Walk this Friday on March 2 from 6-9PM. We’re going to have lots of balloons and lots of fun so come join the festivities. Friday’s Festivities The Opera Colorado is putting on a Scavenger Hunt to encourage visitors and Denverites to learn more about our historic area while simultaneously exposing… Read More
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Meet the Art District: Half Moon Studios

Photo Credit: Rachel Gomez While hiking high in the Himalayas of Nepal, Elise Fabricant and Jared David Paul dreamed of opening Half Moon Studios. As their website explains, the mountain-people’s spirituality and tight-knit community inspired them to create their own “spiritually aware and socially… Read More
District News

The Best of 2011 Award Winners

About The Best of 2011 award program recognizes artists, galleries, events, curators and exhibitions shown throughout the year in commercial galleries, studios and co-ops within Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. How It Works The community at large selected the nominees… Read More
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Jewels of the Forest

New Series by C.C. Opiela to be Featured this February 2012 Article by Sarah Barth Through masterful color and characteristic abstraction, C.C. Opiela brings us an exciting new series of non-traditional landscapes to be featured this month in her gallery at 840 Santa Fe Drive.… Read More
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Art District on Santa Fe, Best of 2011 - VOTE NOW

The Art District on Santa Fe, Best of 2011 is an award program that recognizes artists, galleries, events, curators and exhibitions shown throughout the year in commercial galleries, studios and co-ops within the Art District on Santa Fe.Please selet your votes for the following categories below. Once all the votes are tallied, the awards will be given… Read More
Editorial

Meet the Art District: Cheryl Opperman

Photo Credit: Rachel Gomez The Art District on Santa Fe is home to dozens of brilliant creatives, not just the talented artists, designers, painters, photographers and sculptors the area is known for. There are a number of new, innovative and inspiring boutiques, marketing agencies, restaurants and small businesses in the neighborhood that all support one another.… Read More
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Artify Your Brain: Denver Arts Week Starts Tomorrow

Get excited, folks. Denver Arts Week starts tomorrow! From November 4-12, the Mile High City will be packed with fun filled, artsy events that are sure to attract even the most unartistically inclined. Gather your family and friends and enjoy the fifth annual celebration of this city’s vibrant, eclectic arts and cultural scene! Discover for yourself why Denver is earning a reputation as a world capital of art and architecture. You don’t miss this week-long celebration of Denver’s… Read More
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Meet the Art District: John Fielder

The Art District on Santa Fe is home to a number of Denver’s most celebrated artists, designers and photographers. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to sit down with renown Colorado Landscape Photographer John Fielder to discuss his new exhibit opening this weekend. The new exhibit called “John Fielder’s Africa Panoramic” opens… Read More
District News

Why are Denver’s art dollars going to artists OUTSIDE of Colorado?

Last Thursday, the Denver Business Journal’s Morning Call - a free service that delivers a roundup of Colorado business news to your email in-box every weekday, reported some figures that greatly affect Colorado artists. The news report is restated below:                                                                … Read More
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Help Support Denver’s Foster and Disadvantaged Youth

The Mosaic Youth Benefit Art Show was created to help support foster and disadvantaged youth. About the show? It can only be described as “Stunning! Intriguing! Vibrant! Awe Inspiring!” Glimpse into the minds of foster and underserved youth through the magnificent art they created thanks to the MOSAIC Art Program. Over 30 wondrous paintings, masks and photography pieces will be on display and for sale. Show Denver youth you care by joining us for this special art show!… Read More
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A Garden Oasis on Santa Fe Drive

The streets nestled between the Arts District on Santa Fe Drive are filled with studios, artists, small businesses and restaurants, but every once in a while you discover a hidden gem in the area that perhaps went overlooked. The courtyard inside the 910 Arts building is certainly one of those hidden treasures. The following article is a tribute to the lush, creative space and the designer, Denver artist Paul Moschell, who created the space. We could not have described it better ourselves… … Read More
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Hear us on Colorado Public Radio

Dear Members and Friends of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe: Tomorrow your Art District will once again be running 15-second radio spots on Colorado Public Radio inviting collectors to visit the District on Third Friday Preview Night. Last Third Friday galleries on both ends of the District reported several new collectors in their galleries who mentioned they had heard the radio spot. It was a very encouraging result! Please take a moment to… Read More
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Art-O-Mat is coming to Denver!

Art-O-Mat is coming to Denver this Friday, August 19th!!! VSA Colorado/Access Gallery is pleased to house Colorado’s first Art-O-Mat machine—one of only 100 active Art-O-Mat machines across the country. Each Art-O-Mat machine is made from a retired cigarette vending machine that has been converted to vend original, affordable and accessible pocket-sized… Read More
Editorial

Meet the Art District: Georgia Amar & Jack Pappalardo

I was lucky enough to be able to sit down with some Art District on Santa Fe staples; Georgia Amar of Georgia Amar Fine Arts LLC (AKA the Habitat Gallery), and her husband, and president of the Art District, Jack Pappalardo. They’ve been a part of the neighborhood since its beginnings, and thus were able to go into detail about not… Read More
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Beautification of the Art District Update

As many of you know, the Art District on Santa Fe is in the heart of a major transformation. What was once a pretty tough neighborhood became the Art District on Santa Fe, but the members are not resting until the district becomes a premier art destination. Currently, thousands of people descend on the district for the monthly First Friday… Read More
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Meet the Art District: Carrie Lombardi

Photo Credit: Rachel Gomez The Art District on Santa Fe has been abuzz since the Denver Post wrote an article in the winter about some major music industry players moving into the neighborhood (see full article). The creative hub that extends for a few blocks down Santa Fe… Read More
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The Prolific Journey of Brianna Martray

Samsara, Oil on Wood The Last Mile, Bronze Read More
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Meet the Art District: Pam Gheysar

Photo Credit: Rachel Gomez The other day, I got a chance to sit down with Gamma Two Robotics’ “liaison to the outside world”, Pam Gheysar. She told me about the robots through the eyes of a layperson, Gamma Two’s involvement in the art district, and about some of her favorite Denver spots. First,… Read More
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Meet the Art District: Javier Flores

We’re here with Javier Flores, who’s been a member of the Art District since 2002 with the CHAC Gallery. Since then, he received his bachelor’s degree of fine arts in painting, has been teaching at Access Gallery doing workshops showing painting, print making, and everything else he knows, and was one of the founders of the Boxcar Gallery Co-op. How’d you get involved with the Boxcar Gallery? Was it just a bunch of your friends getting together and saying, “let’s… Read More
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Meet The Art District: Brett Schklar

Brett Schklar is the founder and CEO of the Market Creation Group (MCG), a B2B marketing agency located at 9th and Santa Fe, right in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe. Outside of his agency life, he leverages his talents as the chief marketer for the Art District. A couple of days ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Brett to discuss topics like the marketing industry’s connection to art, what he’s trying to do to improve the district, and his favorite parts about working… Read More
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Beautification of the Art District on Santa Fe

As many Denverites are well aware, the Art District on Santa Fe has gone through an extraordinary transformation since it’s inception in 2002. These artists and activists have taken Santa Fe Drive from a self-proclaimed “rough and tumble” neighborhood to a tremendously popular cultural district that hosts thousands of people for First Friday events every month. Today, the District is host to over 60 galleries and many other creative institutions. You’d think that now is the time sit back… Read More