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Here’s a handy step-by-step guide to getting the most out of Denver Arts Week(end) this November.

STEP 1: PLAN YOUR FIRST WEEKEND

Denver Arts Week's opening weekend offers three nights and two days of artsy fun.

The big kickoff is the First Friday Art Walks, a celebration of local art and artists in The Mile High City's thriving neighborhood art districts: Art District On Santa Fe, Golden Triangle Creative District, Arts on Belmar, RiNo (River North Art District), Tennyson Street Cultural District and 40 West Arts District.

First Friday Art Walks take place every month, with galleries open late, great food and drink, a festive atmosphere, and amazing art to check out. Pick three or four districts to explore - you've got all night!

STEP 2: EXPLORE THE NEIGHBORHOOD ART DISTRICTS

First Friday Art Walks 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. Experience hidden gems throughout the city at any one of The Mile High City's unique venues. 

STEP 3: PICK A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT

With hands-on activities galore, Denver Arts Week(end) is the perfect time to introduce your young ones to the arts world. Experience all the other family-friendly events, all weekend long!

STEP 4: FIND UNBEATABLE DEALS

Check out deals and bargains the entire week.

STEP 5: ACT OUT DURING DENVER ON STAGE

Shining a spotlight on Denver's vibrant performing arts community every day during Denver Arts Week(end), Denver's On Stage gives you the chance to experience drama, comedy, dance, music and more, often for discounted prices. Check out intimate neighborhood theaters, see amazing productions and get great deals on tickets. Whether you're a dedicated Denver theater patron or a newcomer to the scene, Denver's On Stage promises to be a Denver Arts Week(end) highlight. Check back for a complete listing of events.

STEP 6: IMPROVISE!

Denver Arts Week(end) 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(end) 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!

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