The festival kicks off with "Know Your Arts First Friday" on November 5, 2010, where dozens of art galleries will stay open late, offering music, art demonstrations, food and drink, and a chance to interact with artists. Neighborhoods such as Cherry Creek North, Golden Triangle Museum District, Art District on Santa Fe, Navajo Arts District, Tennyson Street Cultural District, RiNo, Belmar Block 7 and East End Arts Aurora will all participate, many of them offering artwork for the special "mile high" price of $52.80 (Denver is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level - one mile high).
Saturday, November 6, 2010, will bring "Night at the Museums," an evening in which more than a dozen of the city's top museums, including the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Art Museum, and the Molly Brown House Museum, stay open until 10 p.m. for free, offering special programs, music and events. Free shuttle buses carry people from one museum to another throughout the night, making it easy to "museum-hop" around the city.
Rounding out the week is "On Stage in Denver," which will offer special deals and discounts to performances by various Denver theater, dance, music, and performing arts groups. The Starz Denver Film Festival, which runs November 3-14, 2010, will also offer film premieres, seminars with guest actors and directors, and hundreds of film screenings and red carpet events.
Denver Arts Week is presented by VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Denver is building a national reputation as an arts center, and Denver Arts Week is a chance for residents and visitors to explore the city's vast cultural resources for free or at discounted prices to see what all the buzz is about," says Jayne Buck, vice president of tourism for VISIT DENVER.
A full list of activities will be posted and continually updated at: www.DenverArtsWeek.com.
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About VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau
Celebrating more than 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 $2.8 billion in annual spending in 2009, while supporting 65,000 jobs. For more information on Denver call 800-2-DENVER or visit Denver’s official website at VISITDENVER.com.
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