Special Events


Join us for our debut arts activities during Doors Open Denver!

From jazz and contemporary dance at Union Station to a pop-up museum in La Alma/Lincoln Park, the Denver Architectural Foundation is infusing 11 venues with local arts and artists! Supported by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, each arts activity is inspired by Denver and its architecture, design and history.

All activities are free and open to the public during Doors Open Denver weekend; some require a ticketed reservation (as noted below).

Uncovering Home
With Denver Youth Poet Laureate Toluwanimi Obiwole
Saturday, April 23 & Sunday, April 24; 1–2 p.m. & 2–3 p.m.
RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe St

Spotlight on Architecture & Design
Hosted and Curated by the Denver Film Society
Thursday, April 14; 7:30 p.m. – The Nature of Modernism: E. Stewart Williams, Architect tickets here
Saturday, April 23; 2:30 p.m. – Modern Ruin tickets here
Sunday, April 24; 2:30 p.m. – Henning Larsen – Light and Space tickets here
Sie Film Center, 2510 E Colfax Ave

Silent Disco at the Youth on Record Studio
Created by Youth on Record and SoundDown Party
Saturday, April 23; 6–10 p.m.
Youth on Record Studio, 1301 W 10th Ave

Black Cube Pop-Up Art Exhibition
Featuring Derrick Velasquez’s New Brutal 2
April 23–May 13
Saturday, April 23; 3–6 p.m.; artist lecture at 5 p.m.
Public hours: Thursdays & Fridays; 1–5 p.m. through May 13
La Alma/Lincoln Park Amphitheater, 11th Ave & Osage St

Arias & Ensembles: Acoustic Insight at The Ellie
Featuring Opera Colorado Young Artists and Chris Wineman, Principal at Semple Brown Design
Sunday, April 24; 2–3:15 p.m. – tickets here
Private tour with Chris Wineman: 3:15–4:15 p.m. – tickets here
Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1350 Arapahoe St

Moxie Mobile Art Studio
With Art Students League of Denver and Drive By Press
Saturday, April 23; 12–3 p.m.
Argo Park, Globeville, 47th Ave & Pennsylvania St

Grannie Does Graffiti: Art Pop-Up
With VSA Colorado / Access Gallery
Saturday, April 23; 1–3 p.m.; Clyfford Still Museum lawn, 1250 Bannock St
Sunday, April 24; 1–3 p.m.; Corky Gonzales Library, 1498 Irving St

Denver Botanic Gardens Conservatory-Inspired Fashion Exhibition
Curated by Mona Lucero
Saturday, April 23; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – tickets here
Sunday, April 24; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – tickets here
Marnie’s Pavilion at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St

Site-Specific World Premiere Play
Written by Curious New Voices’ Nolan Kelly
Saturday, April 23; 11 a.m. – tickets here
Saturday, April 23; 3 p.m. – tickets here
Sunday, April 24; 11 a.m. – tickets here
Sunday, April 24; 3 p.m. – tickets here
Byers-Evans House Museum, 1310 Bannock St

Jazz at Union Station
Music by Alex Heffron Quintet; Dance by Davis Contemporary Dance Company
Saturday, April 23; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St

The Big Lift: Salvaging the Milheim House
By Write Denver
Saturday, April 23 & Sunday, April 24; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 1515 Race St

Find complete details here! We look forward to your participation!