Top Attractions For Art Lovers In Denver

May 31, 2014 6:00 AM

(credit: Canvas And Cocktails)

(credit: Canvas And Cocktails) (credit: Canvas And Cocktails)

The Mile High City has said goodbye to the snow and hello to all of the romance and fun of summer. Denver visitors and locals alike are lucky to have some of the West’s most amazing art galleries and museums all located in the beautiful area of downtown. Get together with friends or impress a date for an adventure in culture and love of art.

First Friday Art Walks
Santa Fe Art District
Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

Beautiful weather has returned to the Mile High City and the first Friday of every month is the perfect opportunity to check out some fabulous art while enjoying fun restaurants and mingling with friends. The popularity of the First Friday Art Walks is growing every year with the idea of walking the gallery scene while mingling with like-minded artistic people. Packed with culture and atmosphere, it also happens to be packed with people. Find a parking spot on the side streets and take time to soak in the food, the drinks and the art.

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Canvas and Cocktails
249 Clayton St.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 333-3288

Attending a Canvas and Cocktails workshop may not produce the next Vincent Van Gough but it will be a fabulous time. Grab some friends and plan a date to remember by discovering the inner artist within. With the help of talented instructors and a cocktail or two, attendees to Canvas and Cocktails will start with a blank canvas and create something unique while sharing wine, stories and friendship. This spot even offers wine bottle painting classes where it supplies an empty wine bottle and attendees provide the fun. Some may come with apprehension but at the end of the night, all will leave with a masterpiece they can call their own.

Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 865-5000

Smack in the heart of downtown Denver is the 146,000-square-foot sleekly styled Denver Art Museum. It just happens to be one of the largest art museums in the West. Founded in 1893, the Denver Art Museum has had many different homes before if found its true home in an architectural masterpiece filled with both visiting and permanent collections of American, European, Asian, American and all types of modern and contemporary art from around the globe. Be sure to plan ahead to enjoy this fabulous museum for free the first Saturday of every month.

Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave., Suite A
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 355-8955

Warm weather has returned and Contemporary Fine Art lovers need to set aside a day to fill it with art, food and friends. Centrally located just a few blocks from the Denver Art Museum, the intriguing loft-style venue called Walker Fine Art is the ideal gallery to combine with the nearby museum. Its commitment to local artists and the community is clear with its wide variety of art with an emphasis on sculpture, mixed media and experimental photography from artists at all stages of their careers. Walker Fine Art offers themed exhibitions and a nice diversity of art, and there is always something new to see. The 3,800 square feet of space actually has moveable walls to accommodate multiple layouts for weddings and other special events.

Space Gallery
765 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 904-1088

A standout in the Denver Santa Fe Art District, Space Gallery offers more current and contemporary art pieces such as paintings, sculptures, ceramics and prints than other galleries in the area. The inside alone is a work of art with its chic and spacious rooms made up of two stories and beautiful lighting. Space Gallery not only offers the chance to experience some of the coolest abstract and contemporary artwork in the Denver area, but it is also a popular venue for weddings and other events. This gallery will go out of its way to create an atmosphere full of art and fun for an event.

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