The Friday Experience: Denver Arts Week November 7 – 15

Denver Arts Week – Photo Courtesy of

Ah yes it is, Denver Arts Week is upon us. It is a perfect opportunity to explore your neighboring Arts Districts beginning this First Friday, November 7 through Saturday, November 15.

What can you expect to find? How about Quality Local Art For Sale Starting at $52.80 at participating galleries for one. For second, all week long Denver On Stage offers special performances, discounts, Free programs and $52.80 ticket deals.

* Denver Arts Week is the perfect opportunity to be a tourist or even an experienced art collector in your own city. It is also an opportunity to explore everything cultural in Denver and surrounding cities.

Do you know your Arts Districts? Let, and I be your guide.

Arts Districts, in alphabetical order:

Tennyson Street Arts District - Photo Courtesy of Denver Arts Week
Tennyson Street Arts District – Photo Courtesy of Denver Arts Week

Arts District on Santa Fe located along Santa Fe Drive between 7th Avenue and 13th Avenue. See Erik Rieger performing “live” in front of  Artwork Network, 878 Santa Fe Drive for the Barrel Head Art Herradura Tequila Tasting Final Event, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Belmar Block 7 Art District is located in the Belmar City Center in Lakewood. 400 Block South Saulsbury Street are kicking off their First Friday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Golden Triangle Museum District will offer a free Museum District First Friday circulating trolley from TownePlace Suites by Marriott and visit the museum and galleries opening receptions from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Navajo Street Art District is nestled in the Lower Highlands area of Denver. Old South Gaylord & South Pearl are just a bit south of downtown Denver; “both are home to many artists studios and galleries, along with one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants”.

RiNo (River North Art District) is offering more than 30 artist studio spaces as well as galleries to explore.

Tennyson Street Cultural District has many participating galleries offering artwork starting at $52.80.  Greg Moody of Channel 4 is expected to broadcast “LIVE” from Lapis Gallery/Design and Build, 3971 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO 80212 for the kick off of Denver Arts Week.

Denver Arts Week is all about what Colorado in general has to offer in all areas of Culture not limiting you to just downtown Denver.

Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery - First Friday Open House - Photo Courtesy of
Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery – First Friday Open House – Photo Courtesy of

Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery will be open for their First Friday Open House 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. this Friday, November 7. They are located at 800 East 73rd Avenue, Suite 11, Denver, CO 80229. This is a must see artist open house.

How about a FREE Night at a one of your favorite Museums? Then mark your calendar for this Saturday, November 8, as the best of the best are open late and offering FREE admission between 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Here is just the short list, visit for a complete listing:

“Buzzed, Broken, Blue”, Core New Art Space, First Friday Reception, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204 – Photo Courtesy of Denver Arts Week

Experience history through re-enactors and video presentations at the Black American West Museum.
Explore one of the city’s most historic landmarks, the Byers-Evans House Museum, with free tours by expert guides sharing stories of life in the early 1900s.
The CELL is an interactive museum dedicated to preventing terrorism through education, empowerment and engagement.
Dedicated to helping children learn through play, the Children’s Museum of Denver features interactive exhibits, daily activities and special events. (Adults must be accompanied by children at all Children’s Museum events.)
Discover the latest Clyfford Still Museum exhibition, The War Begins, examining Still’s journey through the years of World War II.
Get inspired by the bold colors and brush strokes of renowned French masterworks in the exhibition Matisse and Friends at the Denver Art Museum.
Don’t miss this chance to see the Denver Firefighters Museum, the hottest place in town for a look at firefighting history.
Enjoy the temporary exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep, as well as permanent exhibits, at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Explore the Forney Museum of Transportation, specializing in antique cars, locomotives, buggies, bicycles, motorcycles and more.
See the traveling exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? and discover the History Colorado Center’s many interactive learning opportunities for all ages.
The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art’s Colorado Art Survey IX, features works from the 1870s to 2000s – realism to pure abstraction. (Children under 13 years of age not admitted.)
Check out Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia for free at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. The exhibition includes documentation and music from his DEVO days, prints, paintings, video animations and more.
At the Molly Brown House Museum, “Rock the Vote” with suffragettes of the past and movers and shakers of today in the celebration of the triumph of women.

"Foxy & Shmoxy" Buntport Theater Company - Photo Courtesy of
“Foxy & Shmoxy” Buntport Theater Company – Photo Courtesy of

Looking for theatrical fun for all ages? Then the Denver Art Museum should be your destination to view your pick of one of two shows on Sunday, November 9, 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. “See a funny, short play about Foxy and Shmoxy, two foxes trying out to be in a piece of art.”

Denver Arts Week offers something for everyone. A Night at the Museums, Stage, Theater, Historic Attractions, Music, Film & Literature, Dance and just so much more. Visit and for more information to guide you on your cultural artistic adventure.

Don’t let the time change ruin your fun. Denver Arts Week allows you to explore and fall back into the culture that surrounds you on a daily basis. Enjoy.

Please note: some information was gathered directly from,, photos courtesy of Visit Denver, Denver Arts Week,

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