With more than 300 events at more than 100 museums, galleries and arts districts all over The Mile High City, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of Denver Arts Week. Here’s a handy step-by-step guide to getting the most out of this annual Denver tradition.
STEP 2: EXPLORE THE NEIGHBORHOOD ART DISTRICTS
Know Your Arts First Friday is just the beginning of this week's excitement in Denver's art districts. Plan to spend at least a few weeknights out on the town hitting galleries, attending workshops and lectures, and mingling with other art-lovers.
STEP 3: PICK A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT
With hands-on activities galore, Denver Arts Week is the perfect time to introduce your young ones to the arts world. Saturday Night at the Museums is a fun and kid-friendly way to sample some of the city's best museums. This is just the tip of the Arts Week iceberg - go to www.DenverArtsWeek.com for a full listing of events for the whole family.
STEP 4: FIND UNBEATABLE DEALS
Obviously, Saturday Night at the Museums is one of the biggest deals of Denver Arts Week - but don't think the savings end there. Check out www.DenverArtsWeek.com for many more bargains.
STEP 5: ACT OUT DURING DENVER ON STAGE
Shining a spotlight on Denver's vibrant performing arts community every day during Arts Week, Denver's On Stage gives you the chance to experience drama, comedy, dance, music and more, often for discounted prices. From the Denver Performing Arts Complex (the second largest such complex in the U.S.) to intimate neighborhood theaters, go behind the scenes to see how productions come together, and learn about actors' and dancers' crafts during workshops. You might even get an opportunity to do a little performing of your own! Whether you're a dedicated Denver theatre patron or a newcomer to the scene, Denver's On Stage promises to be a Denver Arts Week highlight. Check back for a complete listing of events.
STEP 6: IMPROVISE!
Denver Arts Week is all about making art into an adventure. Expand your horizons by trying out some new things: Duck into a gallery you've never been to before; chat up a Denver artist; discover the world of modern dance; pick a random lecture or workshop to attend. You're guaranteed to come away from Denver Arts Week with a new appreciation for the city's incredible creative community - and you might even be inspired to start creating some art of your own!