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Walls can talk — From COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter, street art thriving in the Denver area

When Denver muralist Austin Zucchini-Fowler came up with the idea to create a mural depicting an angel-winged nurse in a fighter’s stance wearing boxing gloves last April, he did not imagine the … more

Spin a mystery in six words

One of the most famous things Ernest Hemingway ever wrote is only six words long: “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Packed into those few words is a whole story of life and heartbreak, and that … more

Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts bring live music to Belmar

Last Friday, Belmar Plaza looked somewhat like a normal Friday night in August, thanks to Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts and Alameda Connects. Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts, a country band, visited … more

Wheat Ridge RidgeFest carries on despite pandemic

In a regular year, Wheat Ridge’s RidgeFest takes place over the course of one night where residents gather for live music, a classic car show, chalk art, children activities and more. The event, … more

Finding the Common Ground at Walker Fine Art

People are coping with the loss of the summer of 2020 in many ways, but there’s a reason that so many are finding their solace in the natural world - there’s often a comfort and peace in nature … more

'Victoria Longwood' water lilies at Hudson Gardens in Littleton are a pretty big deal

The Water Gardens and surrounding ponds at Hudson Gardens in Littleton display more than 140 varieties of aquatic plants, which serve as a cover for a variety of minnows, tadpoles and other small … more

New miniature home, more big fun

While a pandemic isn’t the optimal time for the Denver Museum of Miniature Dolls & Toys to reveal their new home, that isn’t stopping them from celebrating their reopening after two years. … more

Denver area dance teachers learn to think on their feet

Instructors at the Parker Dance Academy are getting better at using their words. Studio director Lexie Steinhauser has danced and taught dance for years. But even she struggled when it came to … more

Eagles, owls, snakes and other animals visit Lakewood

Eagles, snakes, owls and other creatures invaded Lakewood’s 40 West ArtLine as Nature’s Educators and their animals visited the city. Nature’s Educators, a nonprofit educational wildlife … more

'Vibrant Bounty' at Littleton Museum offers rich glimpse into culture

New at the Littleton Museum — and clearly worth more than one visit — is a collection of Chinese folk art from the Shaanxi Province called “Vibrant Bounty.” It will engage art lovers from 8 … more

They’re all good puppers at Museum of Nature and Science

People love dogs. A lot. Take a walk down any street in the metro area, pop a squat at almost any patio or take any trail, and you’re bound to meet a pooch or two. Which makes “Dogs! A Science … more

Imagination focuses on plausible ideas at Englewood's Museum of Outdoor Arts

For many years, the Museum of Outdoor Arts in Englewood has held a Design and Build Competition. At first, it was aimed at younger students in the area, but it has lately been redirected to … more

No rides at Douglas County Fair, but plenty of critters

While there weren’t rides, concessions or crowds at the event, the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo still took place in Castle Rock with a focus on agriculture, livestock and rodeo. more

Pandemic Self Portraits at 40 West

First Friday events are among the most popular summer happenings for galleries and arts organizations all over the metro area. Which means that even though they were going to look different, … more

Sculptures gets new home on Highway 93 in Golden

In May of 2018, a lengthy process to select Golden’s next piece of public art concluded with the installation of a new sculpture that depicted children running when viewed from one side and hawks … more

Opera on the asphalt in Englewood

Siuzanna Iglidan of Englewood was supposed to perform at the Los Angeles Philharmonic this summer, in her dream role in Bizet’s “Carmen.” But COVID-19 threw a wrench in those plans. With opera … more

Residents donate thousands despite canceled Summer Jam fundraiser

Last year, John Saunders and Bill Clarke watched 2,400 people pile into the amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock for the annual concert they cofounded, Castle Rock Summer Jam. After … more

Littleton's Rox Arts gains steam as gallery expands hours

Roxborough Arts Council's gallery, Rox Arts — in Unit 330 at Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton — which lately has been open for limited hours, expands those hours and offers a wide … more

Chicano Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 class

Like in so many cultures, music plays a vital connective and communicative role in Chicano life. That music has been honored since 2002 at Su Teatro’s Chicano Music Hall of Fame, and now there’s … more

Jeffco 4-H fair closed to public

The Jefferson County 4-H Fair is rapidly approaching! This year, in-person numbers are reduced as a result of COVID-19, and the fair (Aug. 1-9) will be closed to the public, though 4-H and FFA youth … more
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