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Artsy Bones

Learn about the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead and the unique and colorful art projects featuring whimsical skeletons that are made to celebrate the holiday. These skeletons will be the inspiration for the participants in creating their own paintings and they will make the famous sugar skulls. $50 with…

Cookies and Canvas – Ho, Ho, Nooo!

Create colorful and whimsical holiday themed paintings while also enjoying cookies and punch. $25 per program All supplies and goodies included Ages 6-12.

4th Annual Denver Mini Maker Faire

Attend an event where Colorado makers, inventors and artisan crafters showcase their creativity and resourcefulness. See hands-on demos, exhibits and activities featuring electronics, arts, music and new technology.

Hands on History Family Fun Days

Explore history, science, art, and culture through hands-on activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, and role-playing.

Exhibition Opening Reception

Explore the role that fashion plays in developing a cultural identity in major urban settings. This exhibit acknowledges the contributions of the Pachuco movement to the American experience.

Untitled: Truth or Dare

Face the facts and take a risk getting up close and personal with bravery in black and white. Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours with a twist. Experience the museum in an entirely different way—every time. Included with general admission, which is…

CU Museum Family Day: Patterns in Nature

Use shapes and patterns found in nature to create your own crafty seasonal decor. Activities will be guided by scientific principles and observations of natural phenomena.


Do a fun pioneer craft activity, followed by morning 'tea" and snack. Ages 3-12. Register online. $10 ages 3-12, all other attendees are free.

Art Stop on the Go

Join the Children’s Library and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for art-making workshops using a variety of art media. Reservations required. Ages 6-12.

BVSD Days Off: Celebrate the Fall Harvest

Learn to harvest ripe produce with culinary plans in mind. Connect the abundance of the fall garden harvest with seasonal meals they can make at home. Autumn is also a time of change in the garden as the warm summer gives way to the cooler temperatures of fall. Explore the changing garden landscape while building…

2018 Chinese New Year Cultural Fair

Celebrate Asian art and culture for the Chinese New Year. Great Wall Academy performs, featuring dragon and lion dancer, and Chinese folk dances.

Pee Wee Art – Turkey Sculptures

Make a turkey out of clay and actual feathers. Pee Wee Art is a fun hands-on art program that introduces preschoolers to the arts and allows for parents to assist with their child’s creative process. At each program your little artist will be introduced to a new art medium (drawing, painting, sculpture and more) that…

Longmont Museum Discovery Days

Drop in to engage in creative and sometimes messy art and craft projects. Each week brings a new theme and activity. Ages 2-6 with caregiver.

Open Studios Tour

Oct. 7-8, 14-15, noon-6pm. Tour a variety of Boulder-area artists’ studios and learn about their creative processes. See website for participating artists.

Faculty Exhibition 2017

Through Dec 23. Tue-Sat 11am-5pm. See the creative work of faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder including ceramics, film, multimedia and sculptural installations, painting, photography, and video works.

Seedlings: Spirit Voices with Donnie Betts

Learn about the call and response tradition in the African and African-American culture. Ages 1-5. $3, 1 and younger are free but must have a ticket.

Pablove Foundation’s Shutterbugs Gallery Show

See a photo exhibit that showcases the worldview of Denver children who are living with cancer. The event is supported by The Pablove Foundation’s Shutterbug program, an organization that teaches children living with cancer in Denver to develop their creative voice through the art of photography. This gallery show is free and open to the…


Learn the relief printing technique in which an image is drawn onto a surface and then carved. The image is transferred to a piece of paper when it is inked and run through a press. Participants will learn the different techniques used to make a relief print and how to use the tools needed to…

Spring Break Art Camp

Create fun and unique hands-on art projects on one, or all three days. Classes include glass painting, fabric painting, and cookies and canvas. All supplies are provided. Ages 6-12.

Teen Intergalactic Encaustics

Find inspiration in the stars, planets, and galaxies. Students will start with pencil sketches and move onto painting and oil pastels to create a preliminary image that will then be recreated using wax and pigment through the medium of Encaustics. Ages 12-16. Supplies are included.

Family Art Making

Participate in new art experiences each week with your family, facilitated by an art therapist. Family members will work together to create one piece of art during the session.

Storytelling Through Comics

Learn about different comic book art and storytelling techniques and get hands-on art instruction from real-life comic book artists on things like designing characters, comic layout, and perspective drawing. Supplies are included. Ages 9-14.

Kids Art Exploration

Drop off your kids to explore different art materials and work together with the guidance of an art therapist. Ages 4-13.

Teen Batik

Learn the art of Batik using wax and pigment to create a banner full of your own prayer flags. Ages 12-16. All supplies included.

Border: Both Sides Now exhibit

In collaboration with the Biennial of the Americas, the Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) presents “Border: Both Sides Now” an exhibition featuring the work of 14 artists lending their creative interpretations of the immigration issue related to the US-Mexican border. Visit www.asld.org.

Tree of Transformation

Join the Civic Center Conservancy to celebrate the unveiling of Civic Center Art in the Park: Tree of Transformation. This wonder-inducing installation—created by Denver-based artists Nick Geurts and Ryan Elmendorf of yetiweurks—brings art, music, and light together in a stunning and interactive display. Guests will enjoy treats from local food trucks Doppios Coffee & Sugardash,…

Denver Arts Week

Experience a celebration of the city's arts and cultural scene including galleries, museums, theater and film. Part of this event is Free Night at the Museums where many museums are free between 5-10pm, accessible by a free shuttle.

Miniatures Workshop

Create a fun miniature or toy for use in a hands-on project. $7 adult, $4 child, free 2 and under.

Boulder Fringe Festival

View a variety of artwork often in non-traditional spaces and see local, national, and international shows throughout Boulder. Cost varies by event/venue.

Sunday Workshop and Halloween Party

Make a cute miniature indoor, outdoor Halloween party at this fun workshop, part of the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys Fall Show. Only 20 kits available so please sign up early. Ages 6-16. $20.

Las (H)adas

Explore the art of 5 local Chicana artists who have been working in their communities as activists, educators, and artists for the last 30 years.

Sugar Skull Making Day

Drop in and learn to make sugar skulls, that will be used to help decorate during the November 4 Family Celebration. Children welcome with adult assistance.


Get inspired and create art in the galleries at special Create-n-Take stations.

Spring Break Clay and Sculpture Camp

Enjoy a camp with the theme: Architecture in Clay. Kids will design and construct a building using their own imaginations, made from clay slabs and molds. All supplies are included. Ages 6-12.

Saturday Art Experience

Participate in exhibition-based art activities led by certified art instructors. Participants visit the current exhibition and then create a project from that experience. Reservations preferred.

Tinker Time Art Class

Drop in to explore a variety of art stations with different materials. Ages 18 months to 12 years. Reservations suggested.

Elemental Forms

Through May 2018. Tue-Sat 11am-5pm. See works by artists surrounding the concepts of Minimalism, Conceptualism and geometric abstraction, featuring prints, drawings, paintings and sculptures.

Explore the Ocean through Art

Learn to draw, paint, and sculpt using the ocean as inspiration during a 10 week session. Ages 6-12.

Young Artists at Work Holiday Camp

Enjoy art-making camps featuring workshops designed by visiting artists, inspired themes and BMoCA’s exhibitions. $75 member, $80 nonmemember. Reservations required.

Tentacle Sculptures

Create a large sculpture from design to construction and finish with painting. Use tools, wire, paper mache and paint. Students learn various techniques from wire shaping to collage and textual layering.  $75 All supplies included Ages 9-14.

Mixed Up Masterpieces

Learn about famous artists and recreate their masterpieces using a variety of materials which will include watercolor resist painting, collage, oil pastels, and other mixed media materials. Supplies are included. Ages 6-12.

CherryArts Festival at Stanley

Enjoy national art with local flavor. See a national juried art show with nearly 100 exhibiting artists in 13 categories, including ceramics, mixed media, digital art, photography, metalworks and drawing. For a complete list of participating artists, visit http://cherryartsstanley.org/exhibiting-artists/. In addition to the artists, visitors will enjoy children’s activities at Creation Station, interactive art installations,…

Drop-In Art with Storytime

Join an art-filled class that ends with storytime. The artwork and story themes will vary by the week.

Pee Wee Art – Puffy Paint Pumpkins

Learn how to make pumpkin smelling puffy paint to use to make a fall/Halloween work of art. Pee Wee Art is a fun hands-on art program that introduces preschoolers to the arts and allows for parents to assist with their child’s creative process. At each program your little artist will be introduced to a new…

Dia de los Muertos Exhibition

Celebrate The Day of the Dead with traditional gigantes, giant puppets made by local artists, and altars for the dead, created by members of the community.

Thanksgiving Break Camp

Enroll in a school-day-off camp where kids can enjoy games, sports, indoor climbing, arts and crafts, and more. $66 per day Boulder residents, $82 per day nonresidents. Reservations required.

Front Range Contemporary Quilters Exhibit

Sept 1-Oct 27, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; Sat-Sun 9am-4pm. See 51 quilted works by 33 different artists, based on the theme of diversity.

3-D Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Explore the expansive and varied realm of 3-D art. Use your design thinking skills to build an abstract sculpture. Weekend artist demonstrations from noon-3pm. Included with museum admission; kids 18 and younger are free. Visit the website to see the full schedule of demonstrations.

School’s Out Full Day Program

Enjoy a full day of activities at the recreation center on a BVSD no-school day. Bring a lunch, snack and drink. Ages 5-11. Reservations required.

Fall Break Theater Camp

Learn how to act and put on a theatrical showcase. Throughout the camp participants will learn different acting styles through fun interactive games and everyone will receive a role to perform in the production. $100 Includes costume, props, makeup and lunch on performance day 8 to 12 years old Please be advised that participants will…

Hands on History/Art

See an art making demonstration every 2nd Saturday of each month. Included with admission.

Hands on History/Art: Clyde Steadman

See an art making demonstration every 2nd Saturday of each month. Clyde Steadman is featured this month. Included with admission.

ArtSmart After School Class

Drop off your kids for creative art projects which explore a different art medium each week. Ages 6-14. Reservations required.

Game On! Gamemakers 101

Create your very own board game. In this two-part workshop, learn how board games get made and then have the chance to design a game of your very own. Kids do not have to participate in both workshops. Take one or both. $50 Includes all supplies Ages 9-14.

Out of India

Mon.-Fri. 10am-4:30pm. Also accessible to ticketed patrons during Macky Auditorium performances. See the drawings of artist Sherry Wiggins in India ink, graphite and gouache as well as photography, inspired by her residency in Delhi, India, to explore the work of artist Nasreen Mohamedi. Part of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art’s BMoCA at Macky series.

Evening for the Arts: A Night in Barcelona

Celebrate the arts in the mountain community and beyond with this fundraiser that helps provide exhibits and classes to the local community.

Pee Wee Art – Leaf Masterpieces

Preschoolers will create colorful and beautiful leaf paintings using watercolor spray paint. Pee Wee Art is a fun hands-on art program that introduces preschoolers to the arts and allows for parents to assist with their child’s creative process. At each program your little artist will be introduced to a new art medium (drawing, painting, sculpture…

Art Exhibition

Get an inside look at the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) Exhibition with CAE Curator, Becky Guy.

River Paintings

View a solo exhibition of works by Colorado native comtemporary painter Stephen Batura, in which the artist reinterprets photo archive from early twentieth-century Denver.

First Friday Art Walks

Stroll over 60 participating galleries, artist studios, and restaurants.

History of the Future

Tour an exhibit by Nathan Abels, which embeds contemporary technologies and icons into scenes from a perspective of faith, ritual, and religion.

Arvada Center Arts & Ales festival

Enjoy a weekend of local art, local beer, and local music. Family-friendly activities also available. Souvenir mug and unlimited beer samples: $25 online in advance, $30 day of. Admission if you’re not drinking is $5. Kids under 12 get in free.

Kids’ Camp Paint

Learn to paint a different work of art each day with step-by-step instructions. Age 4 and up. Reservations required.

Firefly Handmade Holiday Market

Shop local handmade artisan goods including home décor, jewelry and accessories, adult and children's fashions, and more. Note: This event was rescheduled from Nov. 18-19.

Fall Break at Denver Art Museum

Visit the museum during the school break and enjoy The Family Activity Cart and Create-n-Takes. vailable Thursday and Friday as well as on the weekend to welcome all for Fall Break. Included with general admission; free for youth 18 and younger.

Vintage at the Hangar

See vintage art and antiques. $6 member, $9 nonmember.

Greeting Card Factory Tours

See how nearly 30 million greeting cards and envelopes per year are made on giant printing presses.

Untitled: Stories

Show your true colors or look the other way at a transformative night of personal identities and powerful change. Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours with a twist. Included with general admission, which is free for youth 18 and younger. College students…


View a solo exhibition by Joel Swanson, which explores the structures and technologies of language, their materialities, and their modes of signification through digital art, sculpture, and interactive installations, in the MacMillan Family Lobby and Hand-Rudy Gallery.

Fall Craft Show

Come to this two day show featuring over 100 exhibitors of handcrafted gifts.

Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism

See works created by women in Paris from 1850 to 1900, a time of great social, cultural, and artistic change. The exhibition will trace how, despite societal challenges, women embraced their artistic aspirations and helped create an alternative system that included attending private academies, exhibiting independently, and forming their own organizations.

Game On! Gamemakers 102

Create your very own board game. In this two-part workshop, learn how board games get made and then have the chance to design a game of your very own. $50 Includes all supplies Ages 9-14.

ConnectArte; Mercado de Navidad

Celebrate the start of the holiday season at Mercado de Navidad. Shop from local vendors for vintage and handmade art.

Pee Wee Art – Very Busy Spider Web

Learn about crayon resist painting to make a colorful spider web. Costumes welcome. Pee Wee Art is a fun hands-on art program that introduces preschoolers to the arts and allows for parent’s to assist with their child’s creative process. At each program your little artist will be introduced to a new art medium (drawing, painting,…

Handweavers Guild of Boulder Show and Sale

Thu.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-3pm. See demonstrations and purchase handmade works from weavers, knitters, bead artists, quilters, spinners, felters and basket makers.

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