Happy Holidays All! No matter how you celebrate the season, I hope you are having fun! Here is our new home all done up for the holidays. It is scaled back quite a bit since moving into our new (and much smaller) home, but I just can’t let go of my Maximalist leanings 🙂 Long-time followers of the blog will recognize most of our decor from the old house recycled in new ways for the new.
The only “new” things this year are the fresh wreaths and garland from trusty ‘ol Trader Joe’s, our adopted curb goose we brought home to live with us last year, and new sequined ribbon on our tree (75% off from an after-the-holidays sale at Neiman Marcus).
Albert Chong: The Photomosaics: Works on Paper, Wood, and Stone
Courtesy of Counterpath Gallery
OK kids, it’s our favorite time of the month, FIRST FRIDAY! All the Arts Districts in Denver (Santa Fe, Rino, Golden Triangle) will be in full swing. Yea I know, it’s chilly. Time to break out the Fall boots and sweaters and go see some art!
In addition to all the art happenings, there is also the (Free) The Four Mile Historic Park Pumpkin Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 4th and Sunday, October 5th from 10am to 4pm. The festival is located at 715 South Forest Street. Yes, Halloween is a mere 4 weeks away, time to pick out the perfect pumpkin.
OK, I know this one isn’t free, but MCA is only $5 after 5pm. They are open till 9pm on Fridays, and there is a very entertaining, interactive exhibit at the museum right now. You might want to hurry, as it closes this Sunday. www.mcadenver.org.
And…here is a BIG Downtown Denver Parking tip: The massive parking garage across 15th from MCA is only $3 after 4pm, every day. Best Parking Deal in Town! You can walk just a couple short blocks to 16th street and jump on the free 16th Street Mall Shuttle too. It’s also about a block from Union Station. If you haven’t been since it reopened, you owe it to yourself to go. It’s beautiful. Hint: Take your parking ticket (the one the machine spits out at you at the entry gate) with you, because you’ll pay for the parking upon your return at a standing kiosk next to the elevator in the lobby, not at the car exit.
Without further ado, here is the Art Lineup, courtesy of denverarts.org…
I know I’ve been neglecting you of late, and for that I apologize. The main reason is I just returned from that big crazy arts festival in the desert where we burn things, otherwise known as Burning Man. I brought my Black Rock Portrait Project out there once again, and the prep work for that and for the trip itself was hugely time-consuming, among other things. But I’m back! And here with your September First Friday line-up and awesome Free stuff to do this weekend…
My Favorite Pic for the Weekend…Saturday’s TOUR DE FAT Free Freaky Adult Fun in the Park (City Park that is) with live music, games, and bikes bikes bikes. Bike ride registration is at 10am, the fun in the park rolls all day long. See the full schedule HERE.
Saturday is the monthly Free Day at the Denver Art Museum
September is a BIG First Friday night in Denver! The Arts Districts will be in full swing tonight. The weather is cool, so break out your favorite Fall sweater and boots and go see some art tonight. Here is the First Friday line-up courtesy of Denverarts.org…
Be sure and check out the Heads of Hydra photography exhibit, closing this Saturday. Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery in the Rino Arts District.
It’s time for the best Free Date-Night in Denver, First Friday!
Artist Jessica Spring, Courtesy of Abecedarian Gallery
I know, I know. It’s cold out. It snowed today. Well quit your grousing, the snow will melt by tomorrow night. Put on a coat and go see some art!
Friday: All the Art Districts in Denver will be in full First-Friday mode. Santa Fe District, RINO District, Tennyson District…get out and have some fun. AND you’ll definitely want to hit the AFTER-PARTY at Redline from 8-11pm. Great venue, great artists, and they only do this a few times a year.
Saturday: FREE DAY at the Denver Art Museum, AND PENNY SATURDAY at the MCA! While you’re at the MCA, treat yourself to a coffee at the roof-top cafe’. It’s one of my favorite spots in Denver. You’ll thank me.
Have a great weekend everyone!
There are some great-looking openings this week. Here is the line-up, courtesy of Denverarts.org:
This weekend I unified the art on the “Art Wall” by simply painting the frames. A hodge-podge of thrift store frames is made to look a bit more professional by painting them all the same color. In this case I chose black, as there were already a few black frames on the wall. And I like black. Yes, you will notice a couple new frames and a new screen print. I snagged these at a garage sale this morning (screen print $5, frames $2 each).
First, I removed everything from the frames and cleaned the dust off. Then it was off to the back yard on a rare Spring-like day in February to do a little spray painting. I used 2X Cover in Black Gloss by Rustolium. I love this paint. Two coats, no priming, worked great.
It’s that time of the month again, First Friday! Don’t let the sprinkles stop you, grab your umbrella and let’s go…
(Image from the Octopoda Invitational Show, LOVE Gallery)
There are a ton of great openings this week, though my top pick is the Octopoda Invitational at LOVE Gallery, 570 Inca. I have a real thing for low-brow art, and I’m excited about this show. I’ll also be heading to Pirate, it looks like a good one.
Take Note: Tuesday the 11th is FREE DAY at the Clifford Still Museum!