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September 2016

The Art of Motorcycle Therapy

September 28 @ 4:09 am
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On his annual pilgrimage to the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, military veteran Dave Frey met up a with an Army Airborne Paratrooper from his fellow unit. While sharing stories, their conversation took a turn to a troubling statistic: 22 vets commit suicide each day. Though the individual stories are different, the struggles of traumatic brain injury, loss…

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You Auto Know

September 28 @ 4:09 am
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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 Black Eye Coffee. It’s not exactly what you’d expect from your typical automotive repair center.…

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Jamie Bennett of ArtPlace America Sees “Complete Ecology of Arts” in Denver

September 28 @ 4:09 am
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Jamie Bennett, executive director of Brooklyn-based ArtPlace America, visited Denver last week. He likes what he saw. Backed by about 30 foundations, federal agencies, and banks, ArtPlace America has awarded more than $40 million in grants, including 2013 contributions to Junction Box, home to Wonderbound's performance space, and OhHeckYeah in Denver. Bennett is quick to point out that ArtPlace's grants…

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Best Denver Arts District (2015)

September 28 @ 4:09 am
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The Art District on Santa Fe has gone through a number of changes over the years, but it bolted to the front of the pack in 2014, thanks to a trio of major additions. The first was the creation of Michael Warren Contemporary, which opened in the space once occupied by the storied Sandy Carson Gallery. Then Space Gallery moved…

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Virgin Atlantic – Our Places / Exploring Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe

September 28 @ 4:09 am
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With the largest concentration of galleries found anywhere in the state, Denver‘s Santa Fe Art District offers everything from fine art and photography to sculpture and ceramics. The culture, food, and fun to be had in this area – found on and around Santa Fe Drive and Kalamath Street – is all thanks to a group of pioneering cultural institutions…

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Ninth Annual Denver Arts Week Highlights The Mile High City’s Rich Cultural Scene

September 28 @ 4:09 am
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DENVER, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2015 Denver Arts Week, November 6-14, will feature favorite annual events as well as some new, fresh elements. Presented by VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau, Denver Arts Week will highlight more than 300 events all week long – often free or deeply discounted – at more than 100 cultural venues around the…

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First Friday in Denver to include blocked-off Santa Fe Drive this week

September 28 @ 4:09 am
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August is always the biggest month for the First Friday celebration hosted by Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe Drive. More than 5,000 people will assemble on the gallery-rich row August 7 — if the weather holds. The district is rolling out the red carpet, and rolling away the traffic. For the first time since 2008, the busy street will…

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Blind Artist Jim Stevens Got a Black Belt — and Found His Vision

September 28 @ 4:09 am
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On the bad days, Jim Stevens would curse and throw tools across his art studio, frustrated by his inability to create like he did before he lost his sight. He’d just come off a rough seven years: losing his vision, his wife, his job and his artistic ability in quick succession. Bullet fragments in his head from a 1970 skirmish…

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Denver’s Next Great Art Districts

September 28 @ 4:09 am
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The Art District on Santa Fe is a national standout, but its rise also means emerging artists are pushing into more affordable areas. Where are Denver's next great art districts? Just north of downtown Denver, a petite but peppy Georgia Amar owns and operates her fine art gallery and studio in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. Her husband, Jack…

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