Explore the works of Colorado artists and select national artists at the 17th annual Denver Arts Festival happening May 22nd to 24th in downtown Denver. Recently rated the best festival in Colorado, this free event supports local artists and showcases the best art inspired by the unparalleled beauty and unique community of Colorado.
Be Inspired by Local Art at the Downtown Denver Arts Festival
No plans for Memorial Day Weekend? Stop by the Downtown Denver Arts Festival to enjoy the fine arts and fine crafts of over 100 visual artists from Colorado and around the county. Starting in 1999 as the Celebrate Colorado Artists Festival, the Downtown Denver Arts Festival seeks to promote the visual arts in Colorado and maintain a thriving arts and cultural scene that will continue to inspire local artists to pick up the paintbrush, sketchpad, or camera for generations to come.
Currently ranked the 22nd arts festival in the county, the Denver Arts Festival is one of the few in the United States that focuses almost exclusively on its local artists, with more than 80 of its featured artists making their home in Colorado. By attending, whether you’re just browsing or purchasing that art which ranges in price from $100 to tens of thousands of dollars, you’ll be supporting the Colorado art and artists who continue to beautify our homes, businesses, and towns, inspire us to see the world in a different way, and expand our visions of what’s possible.
The 2015 artists represent a diverse group who work with a wide range of materials and subjects, each from a unique perspective. Featured mediums include:
- Oil paint
- 2D Mixed Media
- 3D Mixed Media
The Downtown Denver Arts Festival continues to be free for all with the support of partners, volunteers, and sponsors, which include CBS4, Entercom, the Denver Theatre District, 5280—the Denver Magazine, Denver News, Andersen Windows, and more. Want to help to promote local art within our community? Sign up to become a 2015 volunteer at the event’s official website. You’ll spend the weekend helping and working with the featured artists and ensuring that the event runs smoothly. The festival’s 2015 Non-Profit Partner is the Love Hope Strength Foundation, which registers marrow donors at festivals and concerts in the hopes of eliminating blood cancer by giving every patient a life-saving marrow transplant. Becoming a marrow donor is easy—all it requires is a cheek swab, a consent form, and a desire to make a difference.
The Downtown Denver Arts Festival takes place at the Denver Performing Arts Complex at 1345 Champa Street. The festival will go on all Memorial Day weekend from May 22nd through the 24th during these times:
- Friday 4-8 p.m.
- Saturday 11-8 p.m.
- Sunday 11-5 p.m.
Spread the word to all your art-loving friends and mark your calendars for the 17th Annual Downtown Denver Arts Festival. Make this year’s festival the most successful event yet!