Denver Art Districts  

Denver Art Districts

Blog | August 11, 2017
Denver Arts Districts
Joellyn Duesberry, Civic Center Park

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is Denver’s leading fine art auction house, adding to its diverse landscape of art districts and neighborhoods. These include the Lower Downtown District, the Art District on Santa Fe, the River North Arts District, the Golden Triangle Creative District and the Cherry Creek Arts District. Each neighborhood offers a unique variety of museums, galleries, restaurants and shops.

Lower Downtown Denver, known colloquially as LoDo, is packed with galleries, cultural institutions and public art. Perhaps the most well known institution in the area is the MCA Denver, which has gained a strong reputation over the past twenty years for its thought provoking exhibitions with artists such as Hermann Nitsch, Rashid Johnson and Dana Shutz. In addition, fine art galleries such as Robischon Gallery, David B. Smith Gallery and Tansey Contemporary, all located in the LoDo district, have a reach far beyond Denver, showing at art fairs around the country.

 

Just south of LoDo is the neighborhood of Santa Fe, a designated creative district. The art district on Santa Fe boasts more than sixty art galleries, studios and the Museo de las Americas. The first Friday of each month the Santa Fe art district closes its main street for an art walk from 5:30-9:30pm, showcasing the galleries, antique stores and artist studios along with Denver’s finest food trucks. The Santa Fe art district neighborhood is home to some of Denver’s most famous craft breweries, the Colorado Ballet and the Center for Visual Arts.

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Denver, River North Arts District
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Mural in River North Arts District, Made by Artist Vyal

The River North Arts District is located just north of downtown Denver. Before its emergence as an artistic powerhouse it was an industrial neighborhood. Nicknamed “RiNo,” the Denver neighborhood is home to numerous galleries and studio buildings. The first Friday of each month the art galleries, studios and creative spaces in RiNo open their doors for special openings and studio tours. Many of the bars and restaurants in RiNo also participate and feature live music. RiNo also heavily invests in public art, encouraging artists to produce murals and hosting an event every September that brings artists and galleries outside in a month long celebration called “CRUSH.”

 

The Cherry Creek Arts District has over twenty galleries along with a local live theatre and the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Spanning over sixteen tree-lined blocks, the Cherry Creek Arts District has over one hundred shops and restaurants. Situated near Cheesman Park and Washington Park, the Cherry Creek Arts District offers lots of variety for the art and outdoor enthusiast.

Denver Art Museum

Just north of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Cherokee Street location, where auctions are conducted at least three times annually, is the Golden Triangle Creative District. The Golden Triangle creative district is home to some of the oldest and most distinguished cultural institutions in Denver. The main branch of the Denver Public Library, the Clyfford Still Museum, the Denver Art Museum and the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art all call the neighborhood home.

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