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Folk, rock, bluegrass, punk, alternative, techno. You name it, Denver’s got it. Denver has long been the musical link between the East and West Coasts. The Ogden, the Fillmore and Red Rocks have hosted international music headliners for decades. While these bigger venues grab national headlines, Denver’s sweet spot is with the smaller, innovative bands tucked among Denver’s neighborhood venues. 

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Building Equity in the Arts in Denver

Denver's downtown performing arts scene draws visitors from across the region every year, but African Americans and Latinos are typically not among them. Amid changing demographics, institutions are challenged to create authentic diversity.

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Space to Create Ridgway: Taking the squeeze off creative entrepreneurs

For tiny Rigway, Colorado, population 960, the goal of an affordable housing complex is to keep artists and others living locally.

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One tough question for arts nonprofits: Why aren't boards more diverse?

The boards of Denver's arts and culture nonprofits sometimes don't match their audiences. That often proves a stumbling block to equity and inclusion.

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A Vision for Westwood

Re:Vision got started in southwest Denver's Westwood neighborhood with urban agriculture initiatives aimed at quenching one of the city's driest food deserts. Now the nonprofit has moved into creative placemaking to plant the seeds for an art district.

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At IdeaLab, making art, losing the fear

More than 40 youths showed up for the recent IdeaLab at Denver's Youth on Record. They got real-world advice on art-making, hands-on instruction, and a chance to show off what they learned.
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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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