Art District On Santa Fe
The Art District on Santa Fe is the hub of the Denver art scene, with the largest concentration of art galleries in Colorado, featuring more than 40 galleries, shops, and restaurants. Art lovers can find everything from traditional art to contemporary and emerging art, including painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, graphic art, and textiles. On the first Friday of every month, galleries attract lively crowds when they open their doors to the public for the First Friday Art Walk. For the more serious art crowd, Collector's Night is held every third Friday of the month. The Museo de las Americas (861 Santa Fe Dr.) with exhibits of Latino art from all areas of Central and South America, is another popular attraction in the neighborhood.
Where to Find It
The Art District is located on and near Santa Fe Dr. and Kalamath St. between Alameda and 12th Aves.
CAB FARE FROM DOWNTOWN: $8 (approx.)
RTD: Direct routes on buses 1 and 9
The neighborhood is home to some of the most authentic Mexican culture in the city; from the only store in Denver that still makes custom pachucos (zoot suits), to the Tortilla Factory (4421 Tejon St.).
Enjoy music, art, food and drink at Denver's Art Day on Santa Fe extravaganza, held every year at the beginning of August. In honor of the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos in November, the Art District on Santa Fe hosts a wide array of events, including a parade, a silent auction, a celebration at the CHAC Gallery (772 Santa Fe Dr.) and much more.