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ArtSlant profiles Denver scene

ArtSlant delved into Denver's art galleries.


In this growing scene, energy is ebullient, artwork is edgy, curators are risk takers, and the openings are impressively populated. However, this grassrootsy-ness, though delightful, tends to go hand-in-hand with a pervasive unchecked-ness in which the energy for arts and artists overflows the current infrastructure of support that promotes, challenges, and ultimately propels artists forward. This is evidenced, for example, by the widespread presence of artist cooperatives. There are many advantages to the artist co-op model, and there are benefits for artists. However, the disadvantage of having so many is that art is made and shown out of pace with the other necessary factors of support: criticism, curation, consumption.

Despite these criticisms, Denver-as-creative-hub is certainly on the rise. There are emerging galleries and art districts, as well as well-established venues offering up valuable exhibitions and access to the incredible talent of local, regional, national, and international artists. 

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Eric is a Denver-based tech writer and guidebook wiz. Contact him here.
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