The Biennial of the Americas is a week-long festival of ideas, arts and culture that occurs every two years in Denver. The 2017 festival takes place Sept. 12-16.

The work of the Biennial connects the people of Denver with one another and with the Americas. The festival brings the most inspiring artists, innovators, leaders and experts from the Denver metro area and from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean together around the most pressing issues of our time.

Here are some of the main events:

Opening Night Gala
Sept. 12, 2017
7 p.m.
Kick off the festival and be there for the presentation of the inaugural Americas Ambassador Award.

MCA Opening: Know-how
Sept. 13, 2017
6 p.m.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is presenting an outstanding exhibition with guest curator Patrick Charpenel, highlighting artists from Guadalajara, Mexico. 

Sept. 14, 2017
7 p.m.
Join top business and civic leaders from around the hemisphere for a symposium that explores The Long View: The Next 50 Years of Partnership in the Americas.

Biennial Night
Sept. 15, 2017
7 p.m.
Don't miss this magical night of music, art and culture. 

For more information, visit the official Biennial website.