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Elemental Forms

Date:
Aug 26, 2017 to May 01, 2017
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-492-8300

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.

Family Holiday Clay

Date:
Nov 05, 2019 to Nov 12, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 5 and 12, 4:30-6pm
Cost:
$18 in-district, $25 non-district
Phone:
303-409-2312

Attend a seasonal class that provides families a chance to make decorations and gifts together. All supplies are included. Age 5 and up. Registration required.

Penumbra Exhibit

Date:
Nov 30, 2018 to Jan 13, 2019
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, noon-7:30pm; Sun, noon-5:30pm. Also open during Dairy Arts Center performances
Cost:
$5 per person suggested donation
Phone:
303-444-7328

View an art exhibit by Diane Martonis based on the concept of penumbra, which occurs when many light sources come in contact with a solid form.

Wopo Holup: Endless Places, Present

Date:
Mar 26, 2018 to May 28, 2018
Schedule:
Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm
Cost:
$1 adults, students, and seniors. Free under age 12
Phone:
303-443-2122

See an exhibition exploring cartographies illustrated by Holup over the last 15 years, many of which were created in her studio in Lyons, Colorado.

Unicorns & Milkshakes: Eat Sip & Paint

Date:
May 26, 2018 to May 28, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary by date
Cost:
$30 and up
Phone:
720-251-4573

Combine art, food, drinks and friends. Get two sliders, a milkshake, and a paint class. Pre-registration is required.

Painting with Tots

Date:
Mar 15, 2019
Schedule:
9:30-10:30am and 10:30-11:30am
Cost:
$15 per canvas
Phone:
720-898-7405

Participate in an outdoor, step-by-step tutorial where parents and kids paint an acrylic-on-canvas masterpiece. Register online.

A Clay Halloween

Date:
Oct 13, 2018 2 - 3:30pm
Cost:
$25 per person
Phone:
720-379-6033

Make pumpkins, ghosts, and ghouls out of clay. Work with your child to design a candy platter for trick-or-treaters. All materials included. Pieces will be fired, glazed, and ready for pickup in 2 weeks. Age 4 and up with caregiver. Reservations required.

Saturday Art Experience

Date:
Oct 13, 2018 to Dec 15, 2018
Schedule:
Sat, noon for ages 5-8, 1pm for ages 9-12
Cost:
$10 drop-in, $75 for the year
Phone:
303-651-2787

Participate in exhibition-based art activities led by certified art instructors. Participants visit the current exhibition and then create a project from that experience. Ages 5-12. Reservations preferred.

WAVE: Light, Water, Sound

  • Breckenridge
Date:
May 30, 2019 to Jun 02, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
970-453-3364

See an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art during a free, four-night festival which takes place in and around Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge. The river, bridges, and waterfront areas are transformed into canvases, stages, and exhibition spaces. Curated around the themes of light, water, and sound, WAVE offers a variety of…

Teen Q&A with Jordan Casteel

Date:
Feb 02, 2019 2 - 2:45pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Join in a teen-led conversation with artist Jordan Casteel in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze. Registration is required through the website listed.

Boulder Creek Festival Kids’ Place

Date:
May 26, 2018 to May 28, 2018
Schedule:
Sat-Sun, 10am-7pm; Mon, 11am-5pm, during Boulder Creek Festival hours
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-442-4557

Drop in to find activities, services, and products of interest to children and families. Staff from the Colorado Mountain Ranch Children’s Summer Camp offer an introduction to the Mountain Day Camp Programs, a chance to meet staff members, and a leather stamping activity.

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting

Date:
Apr 28, 2018 to Sep 23, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-865-3500

See the largest outdoor solo exhibition by the artist. Brightly-colored metal sculptures created within the pixelated aesthetic of “Pac-Man” and other 8-bit vintage video games are presented throughout the gardens. Pixelated explores the relationships between the natural world and the artificial world of digital media.

Untitled Final Friday

Date:
Oct 25, 2019 6 - 10pm
Cost:
Included in general admission. Students with ID receive two-for-one admission during Untitled
Phone:
720-913-0130

See the museum at night during an unconventional experience developed in collaboration with local creatives and community members. October's Untitled event highlights the creative practice of BioArtist Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, with the theme "in/visible," inspired by The Light Show and Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature.

Create with Me

Date:
Sep 04, 2019 to Oct 16, 2019
Schedule:
Wed, Sept. 4-Oct. 16, 10-10:45am or Mon, Sept. 9-Oct. 21, 9-9:45am
Cost:
$65 for a 7-week class
Phone:
303-987-7845

Spend time with family creating art, including pottery in this adult/child class. Registration required; use activity code #371401. Ages 2-4 with adult.

Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism

Date:
Oct 27, 2017 to Jan 14, 2018
Cost:
Special exhibition ticket required; tickets for youth 18 and younger will be $5.
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Las (H)adas

Date:
Oct 12, 2017 to Jan 14, 2018
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-918-6983

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.

Art Exhibition

Date:
Oct 18, 2017 12:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-674-0056

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

ArtSmart After School Class

Date:
Feb 05, 2018 to May 07, 2018
Schedule:
Most Mon through May, except holidays
Cost:
$20 per class
Phone:
303-776-2211

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

Craft-Tea

Date:
Sep 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost:
Phone:
303-987-7850

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.

River Paintings

Date:
Dec 01, 2017 to Jan 21, 2018
Schedule:
Tue-Sun 11am-5pm
Cost:
$1 Free under age 12
Phone:
303-443-2122

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.

Free First Saturday

Date:
Jul 07, 2018 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

See art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions without spending a dime. Bilingual activities available include the storytelling program, Cuentos del Arte, at 11:30am and 1pm. Free general admission tickets are available on-site starting at 10am.

Creative Re-Use Exhibition

Date:
Jan 11, 2019 to Feb 08, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-674-0056

Attend the annual show, an exhibition that demonstrates approaches to reusing, recycling, or reclaiming as a way of showing the possibilities that lie in materials.

Hands on History/Art: Clyde Steadman

Date:
Aug 12, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-866-2394

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

History of the Future

Date:
Feb 01, 2018 to May 28, 2018
Schedule:
Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm
Cost:
$1 adults, seniors, and students. Free under age 12
Phone:
303-443-2122

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

Paint Studio & Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Oct 01, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Schedule:
Studio is open daily during museum hours. Artist demonstrations held Sat and Sun, noon-3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Experiment with watercolors, paint a portrait, or create your own abstract masterpiece. Artist Demonstration Schedule: Oct. 5-6 and 12-13: Las Adelitas: Natalie Pacheco and Shantel Lucero, Acrylic Painting; Oct. 19-20 and 26-27: Kaitlyn Tucek, The Expressive Figure: Painting as Narrative.

Hiwan Kids: Nature Art

Date:
Jul 19, 2018 10 - 11:30am
Cost:
Free; donations accepted
Phone:
720-497-7650

Take a closer look at nature through journal sketching and other art activities. Registration is required.

Kimberlee Sullivan: Weather Pattern

Date:
Feb 01, 2018 to May 06, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; also open to ticketed patrons of Macky Auditorium performances
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-443-2122

View an art exhibit as part of the BMoCA @ Macky series, a collaboration between the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and The Andrew J. Macky Gallery, located in the foyer of the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall.

Drop Into Art

Date:
Jul 10, 2018 Noon - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-987-7800

Learn and play together at this community art event on the plaza.

ConnectArte; Mercado de Navidad

Date:
Nov 17, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-571-4401

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

Colors of Spring

Date:
May 01, 2018 to May 22, 2018
Cost:
$50 includes all supplies
Phone:
303-797-1779

Create spring themed paintings using acrylic on canvas. Each week participants will paint a different painting based on a spring subject or theme. They will learn about the fundamentals of painting which they will apply to their paintings as well as their own artistic styles. Ages 6-12.

Clyfford Still Family Tours

Date:
Nov 17, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 17, 26, and 29 and Dec. 31, 10:30-11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-354-4880

Go on interactive tours to play games and make a project to take home. To coincide with the Still: Elemental exhibition, tours will explore four of the five elements (earth, air, water, and fire) using all of the senses. Ages 5-10 with caregivers. Registration is required.

Soda Parlor History

Date:
Jul 06, 2018 6 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4850

Visit the Louisville Historical Museum during First Friday Art Walk to sample old-fashioned soda. Learn about local drug store and soda fountain history.

Crush Walls

Date:
Sep 02, 2019 to Sep 08, 2019
Schedule:
Sept. 2-8
Cost:
Free
Phone:

Attend an urban art festival with local and international artists celebrating the spirit of Denver's RiNo Art District. See museum-quality, outdoor graffiti and street art. Watch muralists create art before your eyes.

Kinetic Interactions

Date:
Jun 22, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, noon-7:30pm, Sun, noon-5:30pm
Cost:
Free, $5 suggested donation
Phone:
303-440-7826

See an exhibit by Sherman Finch and Jiffer Harriman, in which all works are meant to be interacted with in order to produce their full effect, whether that be creating sound, visual art, and/or movement.

Shifting Outlines: A Collaboration Between Artists

Date:
Jun 13, 2019 to Jun 22, 2019
Schedule:
Exhibition opens June 13 at 5-9pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-996-9024

Attend an exhibit featuring artwork made by members of The Gathering Place, Denver’s only daytime shelter for women, children, and transgender individuals experiencing poverty.

Printmaking

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Nov 07, 2017 to Dec 05, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-797-1779

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…

School’s Out Full Day Program

Date:
Jan 15, 2018 7:30am - 6pm
Cost:
$50 residents, $60 nonresidents
Phone:
303-665-0469

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.

Up Past Bedtime

Date:
Nov 01, 2019 6:30pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-354-4880

See what Clyfford Still’s paintings look like through the eyes of a child with 10-year-old Still superfan, Harrison, as he interprets Still’s work during a special tour. Registration required.

Teen Encaustics Workshop

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Sep 10, 2018 to Oct 01, 2018
Cost:
$50. Includes all materials
Phone:
303-797-1779

Learn to do encaustics, the art of painting with hot beeswax, resin, and pigments. In this class teens will learn many techniques including ghosting, layering, collage, carving, and transferring images. Materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring in images, interesting paper, or writing to add to their encaustic piece. Ages 12-18.

Dolphins, Sea Turtles, and Other Ocean Creatures

Date:
Apr 03, 2019 to May 22, 2019
Schedule:
Wed, April 3-May 22, 4-5:30pm
Cost:
$72 for 8 weeks
Phone:
720-898-7000

Splash into this fun, artistic exploration of the deep blue sea. Create artwork inspired by the animals that inhabit the watery realms of our blue planet. Ages 6-14.

Jennifer Ghormley Closing Reception

Date:
Apr 04, 2018 6 - 7pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Celebrate the closing of the winter/spring artist-in-residence, Jennifer Ghormley. Light refreshments will be provided. At 6:30, journey to the unveiling of Ghormley’s art installation, designed exclusively for the Museum.

Fiber Art Show & Sale

Date:
Oct 30, 2019 to Nov 03, 2019
Schedule:
Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 10am-6pm; Nov. 3, 10am-3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-352-7921

Attend a fiber arts show featuring work from more than 100 fiber artists primarily from Colorado.

Colorful Collage and Mixed Media Design for Kids

Date:
Sep 06, 2019 to Sep 27, 2019
Schedule:
Fri, 4:30-6pm
Cost:
$50
Phone:
303-797-1779

Enroll in this process-oriented class for kids to explore design, color, and mixed media collage, layering paper, paint and drawing materials. Kids will create colorful windows, still lifes, and abstract designs on paper and canvas. Ages 6-12.

Family Art Making

Date:
Jul 29, 2018 to May 26, 2019
Schedule:
Sun, 9-11am
Cost:
$45 per family
Phone:
303-442-7674

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. Reservations required.

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

Date:
Feb 26, 2019 to Aug 18, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See nearly 30 paintings by Denver-born artist Jordan Casteel. This presentation represents Casteel’s first major museum exhibition, and provides audiences with a first look at new work by one of the most acclaimed emerging artists working today.

Pee Wee Art – Puffy Paint Pumpkins

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Oct 09, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-708-6112

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…

ArtWalk

Date:
May 11, 2019 4 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-2787

Enjoy live music performances, special art exhibitions, demonstrations, and community art projects.

Park People at Republic Plaza

Date:
Jul 10, 2019 to Aug 27, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-217-7947

Attend this public art exhibition of globally-recognized Lego artist Nathan Sawaya. Inspired by simple moments of "just taking a seat," six monochromatic human forms will be seated on park benches outside of Denver's tallest office building.

Low Sensory Morning

Date:
Feb 23, 2019 8:30 - 10am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0074

Visit the museum in a quiet, low sensory environment before it opens to the general public. Take a tour of the museum and enjoy hands-on activities and art-making projects. Space is limited. Reserve your spot in advance, then purchase general admission at the door on day of event. Contact access@denverartmuseum.org with questions.

In Plein Sight

Date:
Sep 10, 2018 to Sep 16, 2018
Cost:
Free to observe
Phone:

See 25 artists doing plein air painting, from dawn to dusk to capture their impressions of the Jeffco Open Space scenic vistas. Paintings will then be on view and for sale.

Summer Pee Wee Art Classes

Date:
Jun 11, 2018 to Aug 20, 2018
Schedule:
Select Mondays
Cost:
$10 per class
Phone:
303-797-1779

Attend a 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 artists will be introduced to a new art medium that they will use to create their own work of art. Ages 3-5. All supplies included.

Hungry Birds

Date:
Jul 25, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, 9am-4pm; Sun, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Free; $3 adult, $1 child/senior donation appreciated
Phone:
303-492-6892

See the photography of David Leatherman while learning about the food birds eat and what sustains them through the seasons.

Untitled: Light Wait

Date:
Jun 28, 2019 10am
Cost:
Included with admission. Student with ID receive two-for-one admission during Untitled
Phone:
720-913-0130

Go to June's Final Friday which highlights the creative practice of Tobias Fike, with the theme "Light Wait," inspired by The Light Show. Enjoy performances, tours, and art-making activities to spark your creativity.

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting Docent Tour

Date:
May 04, 2018 to May 27, 2018
Schedule:
May 4-6, 12-13, 18-20, 26-27, 9:30-10:30am; May 12 and 26, 6-7pm
Cost:
$14, $12 member, $10 student
Phone:
720-865-3500

Stroll the gardens with a knowledgeable docent and learn about the surprising intersections between 8-bit pixel graphics and minimalist sculpture. Explore the relationship between the natural world and the artificial world of digital media, and see several new works created to complement and contrast the Gardens’ landscapes.

Fall Break Kid’s Camp

Date:
Oct 14, 2019 to Oct 18, 2019
Cost:
$45/day or $200 for the week
Phone:
303-343-2826

Head to the studio for crafts, painting, and games. Food will be provided.

Create-n-Takes

Date:
Mar 01, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Schedule:
Sat and Sun, 10:30am-4pm and daily during spring break
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

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

Kids Art Exploration

Date:
Jul 28, 2018 to May 25, 2019
Schedule:
Sat, 9-11am
Cost:
$20 per child
Phone:
303-442-7674

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

Paint Pouring on Canvas for Kids

Date:
Sep 15, 2018 1 - 3pm
Cost:
$50. Includes all supplies
Phone:
303-797-1779

Learn a new technique for painting without brushes. Students will create vibrant, unique paintings that use the technique of pouring and dripping paint onto canvas, developing interesting shapes and forms as they tip and move the wet paint around. Ages 7-11.

BVSD Days Off: Celebrate the Fall Harvest

Date:
Sep 18, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost:
Phone:

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…

Tinker Time Art Class

Date:
Nov 28, 2017 to May 31, 2018
Schedule:
Sat 10am-noon
Cost:
$12 per hour, $6 additional half hours
Phone:
303-503-1902

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

Kids Art with Abby

Date:
Oct 01, 2018 to May 31, 2019
Schedule:
Ongoing every Thu, 4-5:30pm. Call to set up a different day/time for groups of 3 or more
Cost:
$30 drop-in; $25 per class for a series of 4
Phone:
303-709-8450

Come be creative with ongoing out-of-the-box art projects, such as papier-mâché monsters, suminagashi, mosaics, and silk painting. Drop-ins welcome; call in advance to check available space.

4th Annual Denver Mini Maker Faire

Date:
Oct 14, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-854-4900

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.

Night Lights Denver

Date:
Nov 07, 2019 to Jan 31, 2021
Schedule:
Thu-Sat, 5:30-8:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:

Look up and see the Denver Theatre District's ongoing, year-round projection mapping installation on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower. The content, designed by artists and the community, will feature a variety of art and will rotate designs.

Game On! Gamemakers 101

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Oct 13, 2017 to Oct 20, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-797-1779

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.

Front Range Contemporary Quilters Exhibit

Date:
Sep 01, 2017 to Oct 27, 2017
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-497-2570

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.

Creating in Nature

Date:
Oct 26, 2019 11am - noon
Cost:
$3
Phone:
303-658-2796

Plant the seed of creativity in this program designed for children to discover the shapes, patterns, and colors of the world around us. Registration required. Ages 4-9.

Free First Saturday

Date:
Oct 06, 2018 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

See art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions for free. Bilingual activities available include a storytelling program, Cuentos del Arte, at 11:30am and 1pm, and a tour of Stampede: Animals in Art in Spanish at 1pm. Free general admission tickets are available onsite starting at 10am.

Youth Pottery Classes

Date:
Mar 01, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019
Schedule:
After-school and weekend classes are offered. Classes occur weekly for an 8-week session
Cost:
See website for details
Phone:
720-379-6033

Participate in ceramics programs that teach hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques.

Denver Arts Week

Date:
Nov 02, 2018 to Nov 10, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-893-4100

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 on November 3 where many museums are free between 5-10pm, accessible by a free shuttle.

Explore the Ocean through Art

Date:
Sep 13, 2017 to Nov 15, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
720-898-7405

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

Full STEAM Ahead: Beeswax Candle Making

Date:
Dec 08, 2018 11am - 12:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-441-3100

Make hand-dipped beeswax candles with beekeeper Tracy Bellehumeur. Learn how a beekeeper renders beeswax from start to finish and package candles with embellished gift tags. Reservations required. Ages 7-12.

Mother’s Day Special

Date:
May 13, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

Enjoy free admission for all moms and grandmas in celebration of Mother's Day. Make mom a special suncatcher heart craft in the ArtSpace from 10am-noon. Craft activity is included with Museum admission.

Art Stop on the Go

Date:
Jun 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Ongoing; For dates and times contact Nicole@bmoca.org or the libraries
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2315

Join the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for art-making workshops using a variety of art media. Held at various county libraries including the Family Learning Center in Boulder County and Mamie Doud Eisenhower Pubic Library in Broomfield. Reservations required. Ages 6-12.

Smell This Show – Still: Elemental

Date:
Oct 18, 2019 6:30 - 7:30pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-354-4880

Find out how to use scent to experience and interpret Still's art in new ways during special tours. Registration required.

Kids’ Art in the Park

Date:
Jul 04, 2018 to Aug 01, 2018
Schedule:
July 4, July 18 and Aug. 1, 9am-noon
Cost:
Free
Phone:
970-586-3262

Attend this series that unleashes creative potential through various art forms including painting, sketching, and crafting, discovering that nature is an artist itself. Ages 6-10.

Print Studio & Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Mar 01, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019
Schedule:
March demonstration schedule: March 2–3: Virginia Diaz Saiki, Neighborhoods Carved; March 9–10 & 16–17: Taiko Chandler, Monoprints with Stencils; March 23–24 & 30–31: Emily Moyer, Lithography
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Design your own printing plate, or experiment with color and layering in the Print Studio. On weekends, watch artist demonstrations.

Untitled: Stories

Date:
Sep 29, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:

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…

Greeting Card Factory Tours

Date:
Aug 22, 2018 to May 31, 2019
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 10am, 11am, 1pm, and 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-530-1442

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

Artist-in-Residence, Sammy Lee

Date:
Oct 05, 2019 to Dec 27, 2019
Schedule:
Most Fri and Sat, 11am-2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Explore felting and casting techniques with Hanji, a Korean Mulberry paper. Learn to knead, pound, and layer Hanji sheets to transform its fibers into a resilient material that is as tough as leather, while retaining its beautiful, luminous quality.

Smell This Show – Still: Elemental

Date:
Nov 15, 2019 6:30 - 7:30pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-354-4880

Find out how to use scent to experience and interpret Still's art in new ways during special tours. Registration required.

Pablove Foundation’s Shutterbugs Gallery Show

Date:
Nov 01, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-388-7420

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…

Seedlings: Spirit Voices with Donnie Betts

Date:
Sep 05, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost:
Phone:
720-509-1000

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.

Phantom Canyon: A Digital Circuit

Date:
Aug 25, 2019 to Oct 16, 2019
Cost:
Included with admisson
Phone:
720-913-0130

Journey along the circuit of balconies, landings, and stairs within the atrium of the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building to discover the 15 digital artworks that make up Phantom Canyon: A Digital Circuit. A moving image is made up of a series of still images, shown in rapid succession, to produce the illusion of motion.

Fall Break at DAM

Date:
Oct 18, 2019 to Oct 22, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Visit the museum when the kids are out of school. Enjoy Create-n-Takes, art making in the Paint Studio, and exploration in the galleries.

Artsy Bones

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Oct 10, 2017 to Oct 17, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-797-1779

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…

Teen Summer Art Studio

Date:
Jun 03, 2019 to Jul 29, 2019
Schedule:
Mon, 1-4pm. Visit website for schedule and class themes
Cost:
$25 per program. All supplies included
Phone:
303-797-1779

Learn unique mediums and techniques to create unique works of art. Each class will feature a different project that will include acrylic pouring, alcohol inks, cartoon drawing, ceramics, and glass making. Ages 11-16.

Hands on History/Art

Date:
Nov 11, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-447-8679

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

Winged Souls Exhibition

Date:
Oct 13, 2018 to Nov 04, 2018
Cost:
Visit website for details
Phone:
720-865-3500

See the outdoor art exhibition celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by showcasing the symbolism of monarch butterflies and the iconic female figure known as La Catrina. Learn about this Mexican holiday through colorful and joyful large-scale sculptures created by Los Angeles-based artist Ricardo Soltero.

Free Family Tours

Date:
Jul 07, 2018 10:30 - 11:30am
Schedule:
July 7 and 18
Cost:
Free with museum admission, but registration is required
Phone:
720-354-4880

Enjoy a free art adventure designed for children ages 5-10 and their caregivers. Explore art in an interactive way with games and an art project to take home. A professional team of gallery teachers will introduce a different theme–such as color, line, shape, movement, music, or architecture–in every tour.

Art Stop

Date:
Apr 07, 2018 to Nov 17, 2018
Schedule:
10am-1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-443-2122

Experience hands-on art making on the front porch of the museum, that complements the museum’s exhibits, during the Boulder County Farmers’ Market. Free admission during the market.

Lucha Libre at Museo

Date:
Jul 19, 2019 6 - 9pm
Cost:
$20 adults
Phone:
303-571-4401

See a Mexican wrestling performance for all ages at Museo De Las Americas.

Arvada Center Arts & Ales festival

Date:
Aug 24, 2019 10am - 6pm
Cost:
$5-$55
Phone:
720-898-7200

Enjoy a day of local art, local beer, and local music. Hands-on art and other family-friendly activities available too.

Faculty Exhibition 2017

Date:
Aug 26, 2017 to Dec 23, 2017
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-492-8300

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.

Hands on History Family Fun Days

Date:
Feb 10, 2018 11am - 3pm
Cost:
$25 for a family pack (4 tickets, discount family meal deal and a backpack with family-friendly ways to explore museum). Otherwise, activities included with admission
Phone:
303-447-8679

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

Game On! Gamemakers 102

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Nov 17, 2017 to Dec 08, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-708-6112

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.

Border: Both Sides Now exhibit

Date:
Sep 15, 2017 to Oct 13, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-778-6990

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.

Pee Wee Art – Very Busy Spider Web

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Oct 23, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-708-6112

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,…

Spring Break Art Camp

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Mar 26, 2018 to Mar 28, 2018
Cost:
$20 per class
Phone:
303-797-1779

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.

Thanksgiving Break Camp

Date:
Nov 19, 2018 to Nov 21, 2018
Schedule:
8:30am-4:30pm daily
Cost:
$66 per day Boulder residents, $82 per day nonresidents
Phone:
303-413-7441

Enroll in a school-day-off camp where kids can enjoy games, sports, arts and crafts, and indoor climbing. Reservations required.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center Holiday Open House

Date:
Dec 18, 2018 4:30 - 7pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
970-923-3181

See Artists-in-Residence studio tours, holiday-themed craft activities for children, and a trunk show in the ArtWorks Store. The evening is capped off with a community holiday dinner in the Ranch Café.

ArtsWeek Golden

Date:
Jul 08, 2019 to Jul 14, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-279-3922

Attend a celebration of the arts orchestrated by the Foothills Art Center. The week of activities takes place throughout the entire historic town of Golden and includes yarn-bombing of Golden sculptures, film screenings, chalk sidewalk masterpieces, public art tours, plein air painting, and activities for kids.

Paint Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Nov 01, 2019 to Nov 30, 2019
Schedule:
Studio is open daily during museum hours. Artist demonstrations held Sat and Sun, noon-3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Explore how painters use color and light to capture the world around them. Experiment with watercolors, paint a portrait, or create your own abstract masterpiece. Nov. 2-3, 9-10, and 16-17: Tony Ortega, Expressionistic Color and Mark Making; Nov. 23-24: Jonathan Saiz, #WhatisUtopia; Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and Dec. 7-8: Elisa Gomez, Gestural Abstraction.

Boulder Fringe Festival

Date:
Aug 16, 2017 to Aug 27, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-803-5642

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

Sugar Skull Making Day

Date:
Oct 28, 2018 1 - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-8374

Drop in and learn to make sugar skulls, that will be used to help decorate during the Family Celebration on Nov. 3. Children welcome with adult assistance.

Comfort Quilts

Date:
Jul 14, 2018 1 - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-665-5200

Help create and decorate comforting quilts for Lafayette fire and police officers to hand out to children in need. Children welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Fall Break at Denver Art Museum

Date:
Oct 26, 2017 to Oct 29, 2017
Cost:
Phone:

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.

Fall Craft Show

Date:
Oct 13, 2018 to Oct 14, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-2500

Visit a two-day craft show featuring over 100 exhibitors of handcrafted gifts.

Full STEAM Ahead: Beeswax Candle Making

Date:
Dec 08, 2018 3 - 4:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-441-3100

Make hand-dipped beeswax candles with beekeeper Tracy Bellehumeur. Learn how a beekeeper renders beeswax from start to finish and package candles with embellished gift tags. Reservations required. Ages 7-12.

Annual Holiday Pottery Sale

Date:
Nov 30, 2018 to Dec 01, 2018
Schedule:
Fri Nov. 30, 9am-7pm; Sat Dec. 1, 8am-5pm
Cost:
Entry is free
Phone:
303-409-2612

Find beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts. Handmade pottery will be on display and available for purchase.

Art Exhibits

Date:
Aug 22, 2018 to May 31, 2020
Schedule:
Tue-Sat, 11am-5pm; Thu, 11am-7pm during fall and spring semesters
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-8300

See art of various media and by different artists, on display at the CU campus.

Papier-Mâché Sculpture Class for Kids

Date:
Sep 04, 2018 to Sep 25, 2018
Cost:
$50. Includes all materials
Phone:
303-797-1779

Create large sculptures of dogs out of papier-mâché. Students will learn how to create armature, add muscles, and a furry texture all out of paper. Bring in a photo of your favorite dog to create. Ages 9-12.

Lost Louisville: Remembering its Past Buildings

Date:
May 04, 2018 6 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4850

Learn about Louisville’s historical downtown buildings and use the photo collection to look at images of buildings that are gone, during the First Friday Art Walk.

Sunday FunDay

Date:
Jan 01, 2019 to Jan 31, 2019
Schedule:
Sun, 10am-8pm
Cost:
Groups of three our more get half-off studio fees
Phone:
303-443-3469

Take the family to get creative with painting.

Teen Batik

Date:
May 09, 2018 to May 30, 2018
Cost:
$50 includes all supplies
Phone:
303-797-1779

Learn the art of Batik using wax and pigment to create a banner full of prayer flags. Each flag will have a different meaning and design. Ages 11-16.

Labor Day Chalk Art

Date:
Aug 31, 2019 10am - 5:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-867-8100

Watch Denver-based chalk artist Kyle Banister create a baseball masterpiece in the hotel's driveway (off Champa Street, between 16th and 17th Streets). Guests are welcome to watch his art come to life and enjoy a complimentary jar of candied habanero bacon in Teller Bar.

Pee Wee Art – Turkey Sculptures

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Nov 20, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-708-6112

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…

Paint A Masterpiece in Nature

Date:
Nov 03, 2018 10 - 11am
Cost:
$15, all supplies included
Phone:
720-898-7405

Create a nature-themed masterpiece in this outdoor, instructor-led, step-by-step tutorial. Ages 5-12. Register online.

Artist-in-Residence Open Studio Hours

Date:
Mar 01, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019
Schedule:
Fri and Sat through March, 11am – 2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Meet Julia Rymer, an abstract painter and art educator who encourages enthusiasm, curiosity, and wonder in artistic expression. Join her to explore mixing colors during her open studio hours.

3-D Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Apr 07, 2018 to Jul 31, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Explore the expansive and varied realm of 3-D art. Use your design thinking skills to build an abstract sculpture at our Purely Paper activity, create your own animal at Wound in Wire, and work together with family and friends to contribute to a collaborative sculpture. Weekend artist demonstrations from Noon–3pm.

Shantell Martin: Word and Lines

Date:
Sep 27, 2019 to Jan 31, 2020
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See an interactive multimedia installation featuring the work of London-born, New York-based contemporary artist Shantell Martin. The exhibition features Martin’s signature black and white drawings, an interactive wall with triangular boxes that rotate, and an animated video projection.

Tree of Transformation

Date:
Jan 18, 2018 5 - 6pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:

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,…

Art in the Park

Date:
Jun 04, 2019 to Aug 01, 2019
Schedule:
12:30-2:30pm. Visit website for schedule and themes
Cost:
$25 for all supplies and snacks
Phone:
303-797-1779

Create hands-on art projects with a different art medium and technique each class, used in designing and constructing a unique work of art. Ages 6-10.

Worlds Suspended in Reality

Date:
Oct 04, 2018 to Jan 20, 2019
Schedule:
Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm
Cost:
$1
Phone:
303-443-2122

View an art exhibition by Caroline Douglas, Frank Sampson, and Patricia Bramsen, who all channel an unseen reality that surrounds us, using different media.

Drop-In Art with Storytime

Date:
Jan 08, 2018 to Feb 12, 2018
Schedule:
Mon 11:15am-noon
Cost:
$5 per participant, free for children age 2 and under
Phone:
303-987-7845

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

Sunday Workshop and Halloween Party

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Sep 10, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-322-1053

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.

Naturally Colorado

Date:
Sep 07, 2019 to Oct 26, 2019
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm; Sat, 10:00am-4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-797-1779

See a collaboration between seven local photographers designed to celebrate the diversity in both the state’s landscapes and its wildlife. On Sat, Oct. 12, Live raptors will be in the gallery from 11am-2pm.

Cookies and Canvas – Ho, Ho, Nooo!

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Dec 15, 2017 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-708-6112

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

Fall Break Theater Camp

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Oct 26, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-708-6112

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…

3-D Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Nov 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Cost:
Included in general admission.
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Paint Mom a Masterpiece in Nature

Date:
May 12, 2018 10 - 11am
Cost:
$15
Phone:
720-898-7405

Create a work of art in nature, just in time for Mother’s Day. No experience is necessary. Dress for the weather and bring painting clothes. Register online. Ages 5-12.

Exhibition Opening Reception

Date:
Feb 08, 2018 6pm - 9pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-571-4401

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.

Exploring Pouring Acrylics for Teens

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Apr 08, 2019 to Apr 22, 2019
Schedule:
Mon, 6:30-9pm
Cost:
$75 includes all supplies
Phone:
303-797-1779

Learn how to create exciting artwork through pouring acrylics. Explore different ways to make special effects to create your own painting. Ages 12-16.

Foothills Fine Arts Festival

Date:
Jul 13, 2019 to Jul 14, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-279-3922

Stroll a juried art show featuring a variety of media.

Pee Wee Art – Leaf Masterpieces

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Nov 06, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-708-6112

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…

Small Wood Sculptures by Charles Counter

Date:
Jun 02, 2018 to Jan 06, 2019
Schedule:
Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 1-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-8374

See how regional artist Counter explores how people understand the idea of the natural world though observation and memory, with small wood sculptures. Located in the Portal Gallery.

Untitled: Cyber Future with Michael Sperandeo

Date:
Jul 26, 2019 6 - 10pm
Cost:
Included with admission. Students with ID get two-for-one admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Experience the them "Cyber Future" with the art of Michael Sperandeo, inspired by The Light Show. Enjoy performances, tours, and art making activities.

Spring Break Clay and Sculpture Camp

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Mar 26, 2018 to Mar 28, 2018
Cost:
$50
Phone:
303-797-1779

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.

Artist-in-Residence: Sara Schalliol-Hodge

Date:
Jul 01, 2019 to Sep 30, 2019
Schedule:
Most Fri and Sat through Sept
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

See Sara Schalliol-Hodge, a mixed-media artist who explores the way things are made through her whimsical and surreal prints. Check out her open studio hours to experiment with pre-carved linoleum block print making, collaging, and drawing techniques to create your own one-of-a-kind prints.

Spring Pottery Sale

Date:
May 04, 2018 to May 05, 2018
Schedule:
May 4, 9am-7pm; May 5, 8am-5pm
Cost:
Entry is free
Phone:
303-409-2612

Find one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gifts, wedding gifts, and more. Handmade pottery made by local artists will be on display and available for purchase.

National Geographic Live: My Wild Life

Date:
Jan 18, 2019
Schedule:
10am and 8pm
Cost:
$10-$36
Phone:
720-509-1000

View a collection of images of animals in their natural environment by 23-year-old nature photographer Bertie Gregory. He has mastered the art of capturing what binds animals and humans together.

Young Artists at Work Holiday Camp

Date:
Dec 29, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-443-2122

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

Messy Art

Date:
Apr 17, 2018 10:30 - 11:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4821

Try out a new kind of art, learn, explore, and get messy. Ages 2-5. Reservations required.

Fall Break Clay & Sculpture Camp

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Oct 15, 2018 to Oct 18, 2018
Cost:
$50
Phone:
303-797-1779

Create ceramic pieces with a Halloween theme. Kids will hand build and learn the basics of working with clay and learn coiling, pinching, slumping, and carving. Pieces will be fired and picked up at a later date. Finished pieces can be painted and ready for Halloween. Ages 9-12. All supplies included.

Evening for the Arts: A Night in Barcelona

Date:
Oct 10, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-674-0056

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

CU Museum Family Day: Patterns in Nature

Date:
Dec 09, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-492-1666

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.

Fall Break Art Camp

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Oct 15, 2018 to Oct 18, 2018
Cost:
$25 per person per program
Phone:
303-797-1779

Learn how to make prints, create your own haunted mansion, make a mixed-media pumpkin and enjoy tasty treats while you paint a Halloween-themed painting. Do one project or all of them. Ages 6-12. All supplies included.

First Friday Art Walks

Date:
Jan 01, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Schedule:
First Fri, 5:30-9:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:

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

Jason DeMarte: Adorned

Date:
Aug 28, 2018 to Nov 18, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; also accessible to ticketed patrons during Macky Auditorium performances
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-443-2122

See an exhibition of elaborately constructed colorful photographs, in which Jason DeMarte explores the unsettling intersection between the natural world and consumer culture. Part of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art’s BMoCA at Macky series.

The Heart and Soul: The Mariachi

Date:
May 03, 2019 5 - 9pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-571-4401

Celebrate Cultural First Fridays on Santa Fe, a rain or shine event that highlights an authentic flair of Latinidad in Denver.

In Sight On Site: Murals

Date:
May 29, 2018 to Aug 26, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 1-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-898-7200

See an exhibition of muralists working on artwork in three gallery spaces through June 24. Opening reception June 28, 6-9pm; Completed artwork will be on display through Aug. 26.

Untitled Final Friday

Date:
Mar 29, 2019 6 - 10pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Visit the museum after-hours for an evening that highlights the practice of featured artist Suchitra Mattai. Explore building cross-cultural narratives around ideas of home.

2018 Chinese New Year Cultural Fair

Date:
Feb 17, 2018 12pm - 4pm
Schedule:
Performance at 2pm
Cost:
Free admission to the cultural fair. Tickets to the performance are $8 in advance and $11 at the door, if not sold out (ages 2 and under free on parents lap).
Phone:
303-791-2500

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

Print Studio & Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Feb 01, 2019 to Feb 28, 2019
Schedule:
Visit website for artist and medium schedule
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Channel Rembrandt’s eye for detail to design your own printing plate, or experiment with color and layering in the Print Studio. On weekends, watch artist demonstrations.

Stanley Arts Festival

Date:
Sep 07, 2019 to Sep 08, 2019
Schedule:
Sept. 7, 10am-7pm; Sept. 8, 10am-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-990-6743

Attend the annual event, produced by CherryArts, to see the work of Colorado artists and other artists around the country. Families can enjoy children’s activities at Creation Station and visit the CherryArts Mobile Art Gallery throughout Stanley Marketplace. Proceeds benefit CherryArts' mission to provide access to art and art education year-round.

Untitled: Truth or Dare

Date:
Aug 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:

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…

Denver Arts Week

Date:
Nov 01, 2019 to Nov 09, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 1-9
Cost:
Prices vary
Phone:
303-370-6000

Take part in a nine-day celebration of the arts. There are more than 300 events happening at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters, and concert halls. Receive discounts to many of the venues and events. The celebration includes Night at the Museums, Nov. 2, when a variety of museums around the state offer…

Miniatures Workshop

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Sep 10, 2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-322-1053

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

Día de los Muertos Exhibition

Date:
Oct 13, 2018 to Nov 06, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-8374

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

Happy City: Art for the People

Date:
May 18, 2018 to Jun 30, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:

Be part of a citywide art intervention with the purpose of breaking down personal, emotional, and social barriers, while nurturing individual and collective well-being. Art installation sites are located throughout Denver and include streets, alleyways, billboards, video screens, and Union Station, among other locations.

Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature

Date:
Oct 21, 2019 to Feb 02, 2020
Schedule:
Oct. 21-Feb. 2, 2020
Cost:
$22 and up adult member, $27 and up adult nonmember, $5 ages 6-18, free age 5 and under
Phone:
720-913-0130

See the most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades. With more than 120 paintings spanning Monet’s entire career, the exhibit focuses on the celebrated French impressionist artist’s enduring relationship with nature. A special dated and timed ticket is required; advance purchase is recommended.

Teen Intergalactic Encaustics

Date:
Apr 04, 2018 to Apr 25, 2018
Schedule:
Wed, 4:30-6pm
Cost:
$50
Phone:
303-797-1779

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.

Open Studios Tour

Date:
Oct 06, 2018 to Oct 21, 2018
Schedule:
Oct. 6-7, 13-14, and 20-21, noon-6pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-444-1862

Tour a variety of Boulder-area artists’ studios and learn about their creative processes. See website for participating artists. Studios are at multiple locations; preview exhibit at the Museum of Boulder.

Teen Batik

Date:
May 02, 2018 to May 23, 2018
Schedule:
Wed. May 2-23
Cost:
$50
Phone:
303-797-1779

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.

Clyfford Still Museum Family Tours

Date:
Oct 19, 2019 10:30 - 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-354-4880

Go on interactive tours to play games and make a project to take home. To coincide with the Still: Elemental exhibition (Sept. 27-Jan. 12), tours will explore four of the five elements (earth, air, water, and fire) using all of the senses. Ages 5-10 with caregivers. Registration required.

Kids’ Camp Paint

Date:
Jan 02, 2018 to Jan 05, 2018
Schedule:
Jan 2-5, 10am
Cost:
$24 for 3 hours $40 for 5 hours which includes another art activity $6 additional for pizza lunch or bring lunch from home
Phone:
303-442-7674

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

Vintage at the Hangar

Date:
Sep 15, 2017 to Sep 17, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-360-5460

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

Out of India

Date:
Aug 26, 2017 to Nov 17, 2017
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-443-2122

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.

Cool Drip Paintings at Pee Wee Art

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Jan 23, 2019 4:30 - 5:30pm
Cost:
$15 includes all supplies
Phone:
303-797-1779

Learn about “cool colors” and how to use them to make a wintry waterfall drip painting using fun drip painting techniques like pouring and droppers. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Denver Chalk Art Festival

Date:
Jun 01, 2019 to Jun 02, 2019
Schedule:
June 1, 10am-10pm; June 2, 10am-8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-840-0045

Stroll around Larimer Square seeing amateur and student artists create works of art in chalk, on the streets. There will also be live music, food, and beverages.

Marginalia

Date:
Dec 08, 2017 to Jan 21, 2018
Schedule:
Ongoing
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-444-7328

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 into Painting

Date:
Sep 03, 2019 to Sep 24, 2019
Schedule:
Tue, 4:30-6pm
Cost:
$50
Phone:
303-797-1779

Create a series of paintings inspired by the fall season. Each week participants will create a different fall-themed painting using new mediums and materials which will include mixed media, palette knife painting, and printmaking. All supplies are provided. Ages 6-12.

Tentacle Sculptures

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Nov 01, 2017 to Dec 13, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-797-1779

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.

Annual Summer Art Market

Date:
Jun 08, 2019 to Jun 09, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-778-6990

See artwork by emerging and professional artists plus enjoy food, live music, free artist demonstrations, and free art activities for kids.

Longmont Museum Discovery Days

Date:
Jan 08, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Schedule:
Mon, Thu, and Fri, 9-10:15am, 10:30-11:45am, 12:30-2pm
Cost:
$4 member, $4.50 nonmember per child
Phone:
303-651-8374

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.

From Her Perspective

Date:
Feb 28, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018
Schedule:
Wed-Sun, noon-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-2787

View a collection of artworks by cutting-edge female printmakers in celebration of International Women’s Day and the 3rd biannual Month of Printmaking. The exhibition focuses on the complications, layers, and depth of the modern female perspective.

Dawn: An Augmented Reality Art Experience

Date:
May 05, 2018 2pm
Cost:
$20 and up
Phone:
303-444-7328

Immerse yourself in Presentville, an alternate reality game featuring a mix of performance art, live painting, sacred Lakota quilt making, physical art exhibit, holograms, and more. Age 12 and up for costumed characters, mature language, and sexual content.

Monet Tickets On Sale Celebration at the Denver Art Museum

Date:
Jun 25, 2019 10am - noon
Cost:
Free but does not include museum admission
Phone:
720-865-5000

Celebrate the opening of ticket sales for Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature with Monet-inspired activities including taking a selfie in front of a digitized Monet painting, en plein air pastel drawing, paper flower making, or enjoy the Monet-inspired pop-up garden on the museum plaza designed by Denver Botanic Gardens.

One Fell Swoop by Patrick Dougherty

Date:
Apr 27, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-865-3500

Walk through an immersive sculpture created by weaving flexible saplings into complex and whimsical architectural forms. The sculpture will remain on view until it naturally falls apart.

Art Trending for Kids

Date:
Mar 05, 2019 to Mar 26, 2019
Schedule:
Tue 4:30-6pm
Cost:
$25 per class. All supplies are included
Phone:
303-797-1779

Learn how to paint throughout the month of March. Kids will get to create their own acrylic on canvas paintings featuring their favorite trend. Do one painting or all. Each class has a different theme such as Dinosaur Landscape and Superhero Logos. Ages 6-12.

Mixed Up Masterpieces

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Apr 03, 2018
Schedule:
Tue, 4:30-6pm
Cost:
$50
Phone:
303-797-1779

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.

Teen Intergalactic Encaustics

  • Greenwood Village
Date:
Apr 11, 2018 to May 02, 2018
Cost:
$50 including all suppliles
Phone:
303-797-1779

Attend a workshop to find inspiration in the stars, planets, and galaxies. Teens will artistically interpret the infinite possibilities of outer space and will use the images from the Hubble Telescope for inspiration. Ages 11-16.

Tinker Time: Art & Play

Date:
Sep 04, 2018 to May 31, 2019
Schedule:
Tue-Wed, 10:15am; Fri, 2:15pm
Cost:
$12 per hour; punch cards available
Phone:
303-503-1902

Attend a drop-in class with art exploration and sensory tables. Paint, play in the sand trays, create an art collage, or build a tower with toys. Ages 18 months-5 years. Space is limited; reservations recommended.

Silhouettes at Timbuk Toys

Date:
Feb 13, 2019 to Feb 14, 2019
Schedule:
Feb. 13, 9:30am-6:30pm; Feb. 14, 11am-5pm
Cost:
$10 or $40 depending on pose and number of people
Phone:
303-756-2522

Meet nationally-known artist, Tim Arnold, who creates timeless silhouettes with extreme accuracy and detail, in minutes. Call to schedule an appointment at 303-756-2522 to have him do silhouettes to take home.

Colorado Black Arts Festival

Date:
Jul 12, 2019 to Jul 14, 2019
Schedule:
July 12, Noon-8pm; July 13 10am-8pm; July 14 10am-7pm
Cost:
Free admission
Phone:
800-233-6837

See a showcase of local, regional, and national African Americans in art and culture. The three day event features three performing stages filled with dance, jazz, blues, soul, reggae, gospel, and traditional African drum and dance.

Handweavers Guild of Boulder Show and Sale

Date:
Oct 31, 2018 to Nov 04, 2018
Schedule:
Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 10am-3pm
Cost:
Free admission
Phone:
303-926-1512

See demonstrations and purchase handmade works from weavers, knitters, bead artists, quilters, spinners, felters, and basket makers.

Día del Niño

Date:
Apr 28, 2018 11am - 5pm
Cost:
$1
Phone:
303-443-2122

Participate in a family-friendly day of traditional Latino festivities, including art-making, live dance, and musical performances.

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