What is Denver Arts Week? It’s a seven-day festival, highlighting the city’s visual and performing arts, taking place at five neighborhood art districts, 20 museums and 100 art galleries. The event is organized by the Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau to help draw local and national attention to the cultural renaissance that Denver is experiencing – a renaissance that led Sunset Magazine to proclaim: “The Mile High City is remaking itself as a world capital of art and architecture.”

Arts Week takes full advantage of Denver’s rapidly expanding roster of incredible cultural facilities, from the nation’s second largest performing arts center to the new Ellie Caulkins Opera House, from the new Hamilton Building at the Denver Art Museum to the growing number of art galleries in neighborhoods like the ArtsDistrict on Santa Fe and the Golden Triangle Museum District. Get a preview of the main event at the Santa Fe Arts Districts’ First Friday Arts Walk on Nov. 7th.

More than anything, Arts Week encourages Denverites to be tourists in their own town. It’s a convenient opportunity to check out the wide array of cultural offerings that are available year-round in the Mile High City. And it’s a bargain as well. All of the arts participants will offer discounts or special events during Arts Week. If you’ve never been to a First Friday art gallery walk, attended a production at a local theatre, seen the new Denver Art Museum or listened to an opera, this is the perfect week to do that. 

Keep your eye on www.Denver.org and www.denverartsweek.com for a schedule of events and ticket information.

SNEAK PREVIEW kick-off for Denver Arts Week:  First Friday, November 7th

Get a preview of the main event at the Santa Fe Arts Districts’ First Friday Arts Walk.


Denver Arts Week will kick-off with a “signature event” which will be “Night of the Museums” on Friday, November 14th. This evening will also help launch the City’s 150th Celebration. Similar to “Nuit des Musees”, popular in Paris and all over Europe, museums will open their doors to the public from 5:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m. for FREE! 

About VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau

Celebrating 100 years of promoting the Mile High City, VISIT DENVER is a nonprofit trade association that contracts with the City of Denver to market Denver as a convention and leisure destination, increasing economic development in the city, creating jobs and generating taxes.  Tourism is the second largest industry in Denver, generating $2.9 billion in annual spending in 2007, while supporting 65,000 jobs. For more information on Denver call 800-2-DENVER or visit Denver’s official Web site at VISITDENVER.com.