“We’re excited to offer an online resource to help the community find galleries and purchase original and local art,” said Ginger White, Director of Creative Sector Initiatives at Arts & Venues Denver. “Denver is such a culturally vibrant city and this guide will help people discover Denver’s dynamic art districts.”


The online Denver Gallery Guide provides access to:


•           Fully searchable site by district, medium and style of art

•           Additional points of interest including museums, landmarks and other cultural institutions

•           Access to First Friday Art Walk information

•           Exhibition openings

•           Map of Denver’s Public Art collection

•           Links to recommended cultural Itineraries


“The Mile High City's creative neighborhoods are home to more than 100 galleries and studios,” said Jayne Buck, VP of Tourism at VISIT DENVER. “The Gallery Guide will help both our community and visitors learn more about and interact with local artists.”


About Arts & Venues Denver

Arts & Venues Denver’s mission to enhance Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, artworks and entertainment opportunities. The department seeks to maximize synergies and will continue to oversee public arts, city film/event permitting, Create Denver Week, One Book One Denver, and staple programming including Five Points Jazz Festival. Additionally, Arts & Venues oversees many of Denver's most sophisticated, high-profile facilities including the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the Denver Coliseum and the newly acquired Crossroads Theatre.


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. A record 12.7 million visitors stayed overnight in Denver in 2010, generating $3 billion in spending, while supporting nearly 50,000 jobs, making Tourism the second largest industry in Denver. Learn more about Denver on the VISITDENVER website and at TOURISMPAYSDENVER, on Twitter @visitdenver and the VISIT DENVER Facebook page, or by phone at 800 2 DENVER.