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Art enthusiasts sit in front of an original Clyfford Still.

Denver art museums, galleries and performing arts venues run the gamut of tradition, avant garde and just plain…strange. Heavy hitters like the Denver Art Museum -- the largest art museum between Kansas and California -- draw major national exhibits as do smaller, but equally impressive venues like the Clyfford Still Museum. Smaller galleries in LoDo, RiNo and the Art District on Santa Fe feature world art from Latin America and Russia.  

As for performing art, Denver has one of the largest performing arts centers in the country. The Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC) has 10 preforming arts spaces that span four blocks and 12 acres allowing aficionados to performance hop between ballet, orchestra, dance and Broadway productions. 

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Colorado's ambitious Space to Create experiment stakes its claim in Trinidad

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Turning young people into artists, for an afternoon or for a lifetime

Youth on Record gives teens access to the coaching and equipment they need to make music and other kinds of art and helps them explore the possibilities of creative careers. It's the setting for the next IdeaLab, a youth-only event scheduled for June 13.

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Art Now: 7,000 Reasons Wants to Paint Your Portrait

Denver artists Jonathan Saiz and Wes Magyar have big plans to paint thousands of portraits. They're doing it in public for the next month.

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IdeaLab Report: Firing Up the Community, Finding Ways to Protect Cultural Identity as Denver Evolves

IdeaLab was meant to generate ideas for a new community center in Westwood, but it was also a chance for a neighborhood to remind itself who it is and how it might shape its future.

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Imagining a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Approach to Arts and Culture in Denver

The city's IMAGINE 2020 cultural plan envisions a more inclusive and equitable Denver. Local leaders are taking the mission to heart as the plan advances from drawing board to the city's neighborhoods.
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Now & Next: Creating a Crucial Time Capsule of Denver Creativity

The new, nonprofit ArtHyve wants to preserve the work of the city’s present-day artists for years to come, working across disciplines and without the traditional gatekeepers who decide what gets saved and what could be lost forever.
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