Inside the District

  • Denver Proposes Safe Occupancy Program

    Denver Proposes Safe Occupancy Program

    Voluntary path to compliance for existing spaces would ensure safety, avoid displacement Denver Community Planning and Development and the Denver Fire Department have proposed a conditional building occupancy program for unpermitted spaces that will ensure life safety, limit displacement, and allow extended deadlines and collaborative …

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  • Where Local Meets Global

    Where Local Meets Global

    The Center for Visual Art is a deliberate departure from the confines of a typical university gallery. The ADSF mainstay has become a hub of community engagement, student development, and timely discourse. When Metropolitan State University of Denver (then Metropolitan State College of Denver) first …

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  • The Art of Community

    The Art of Community

    An inaugural city-wide initiative from ADSF delivers an inspired pop-up exhibit to Denver, with love. Story by Charlie Keaton In November, Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe announced an all-new celebration of our rapidly growing creative culture: To Denver, With Love. The program, open to artists …

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  • The Art of Brunch

    The Art of Brunch

    Support local artists and creative businesses this holiday season. Join us for brunching and shopping in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe! Sundays in December, 30+ galleries will be opening their doors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for holiday shopping—and  free brunch …

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  • A Man with Vision

    A Man with Vision

    Art challenges us to look at the world differently. For Jim Stevens, that sentiment generates something truly visionary. “A man with a vision is never truly blind.” These are the words Jim Stevens lives by. At age 51, he walked into the Shaolin Kenpo Tournament of …

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  • The Ties That Bind

    The Ties That Bind

    By virtually any traditional metric, Knotty Tie Company is a success. Since launching in 2013, the Lincoln Park-based purveyor of custom-made ties, scarves, and pocket squares has enjoyed soaring revenues, a growing staff, and the move to bigger facilities. Earlier this year there were visits …

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  • You Auto Know

    You Auto Know

    Adorning the exterior entrance is a Scandinavian-inspired hardwood facade by Precision Craftsmen. Walking in, you’re greeted by a floor-to-ceiling hand-painted mural of a Volvo nesting in cattails by Axle Geittman. At the front desk, you can grab a fresh pastry and Chemex-brewed, pour-over courtesy of …

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