It’s a way to celebrate visual arts, small businesses, food, music, and one of metro Denver’s most under-appreciated neighborhoods. The Fourth Annual Colfax Canvas Mural Festival will be held on Sept. 16 from 12pm-5pm in the heart of Aurora’s Arts District along Colfax Avenue.
If you want to hear—and learn—mariachi music in Denver, you only have to go so far as the East Central Park neighborhood in Aurora, home to the Colorado Youth Mariachi Program (CYMP).
After 20 years in the corporate world, Park Hill resident Willy Wilson picked up a camera and “took a chance on the surprise factor,” she says. She launched her portraiture business, Life Unstill Photography, about a decade ago, and in January received one of the top honors in her industry, the Photographer of the Year award from the National Association of Portrait and Child Photographers.
This month: Snarfs Opens in Mayfair Plaza; Westerly Creek Election Results; Non-Profit Kids’ Soccer League; and East Colfax Neighborhood Mural.
This Month: 1) La Fillete Opens in Montclair; 2) Two NE Denver Arts Festivals; 3) Northfield High School Developments; 4) New High Plains Bike Park; 5) Modern Market at Anschutz Campus; and 6) Central Park Playground Nears Completion.
Schools nationwide celebrated March as the Educational Theatre Association’s “Theatre in Our Schools Month,” several middle and high schools in Northeast Denver raised the curtain on their spring musicals—some for the first time since 2019—to enthusiastic community support.
For more than four decades, Park Hill resident and sculptor Ed Dwight has been casting Black history-makers in bronze to ensure that future generations know about their contributions to society.
The museum’s mission is to tell the under-told stories of how African Americans helped settle and develop the American West, says the museum’s board president Daphne Rice-Allen. “Mainstream history does not portray a positive image of African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans in the West. But they were all important players in the development of the western United States.”
In January 2020, Voices Rock was flying high. The no-audition community choir, which got its start in Northeast Denver in 2014, had expanded to seven choirs that stretched across the city and out to Littleton, Louisville, and Vail. The choir had performed at Red Rocks, at a Rockies game, at TEDxCherryCreek, and at sold-out shows in large theaters throughout the city. Nothing, it seemed, could stop the rock-n-roll energy of this merry band of singers.
A world premiere, immersive experience featuring the art of Spanish artist Salvador Dali has opened at The LUME in Stanley Marketplace. “Dali Alive” is a multi-media and multi-sensory creation that features 500 images of Dali’s work, a musical soundtrack, spice-filled aroma dispersion, an “infinity room” with a hall of mirrors, and a studio where visitors can draw on large sketchpads.