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Jackalope Arts Festival brings local artists and art lovers to Olde Town

People from all over the metro area visited Olde Town Arvada to check out the wares of 130 vendors for the second year of the Jackalope Arts Festival Aug. 5 and 6. more

Let your ‘Hair’ down at Miners Alley

As Mark Twain once (supposedly) wrote, “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Miners Alley Playhouse is proving that’s true with its summer production of the rock and roll … more

Don’t sweat it - there’s plenty of summer left

We’re smack dab in the middle of the dog days of summer, so I thought it was time to take another peak at the range of events available to stay cool, literally or metaphorically. more

Aerialists perform at The Golden Mill for annual festival

Just as ARTSWEEK GOLDEN was wrapping up and winding down, so too were some of its artists — quite literally. As part of Foothills Art Center’s annual weeklong festival, a group of aerialists, acrobats and jugglers performed July 13 at The Golden Mill. more

Tap into the power of cinematic storytelling at Anythink

Getting started on creative endeavors is a fantastic way to ensure young people discover their passions early. And while that most often covers things like music or painting, Anythink Huron has programs to get teens interested in filmmaking. more

Arvada’s Second Saturday features live music and local artisans

On an afternoon under the hot sun, Olde Town’s second Saturday displayed some of the best local businesses and artists.  more

A brewery party under the big top

Starting a new business is never an easy prospect and that’s never been truer than in recent years. So, it’s no wonder that Arvada’s LUKI Brewery is making its birthday party one of the biggest … more

Asking the hard questions at the Benchmark Theatre

It is an unfortunate truth that some topics will always be relevant, no matter how many decades (or centuries) pass. Questions of race and identity are near the top of this list, and as we’ve seen … more

Wildfire art can create beauty out of tragedy

Robert Nesladek carves wood. He works in a sawdust-filled studio behind his house in Arvada, which he has owned for 47 years.  Two wood lathes spin fast to carve out bowls, vases and other … more

Infinity Park blends music and movies for new summer season

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everything is better under a warm summer’s night sky. And that’s just one of the reasons the Music and Movies at Infinity Park series has been such a … more

Strong summer starts for Denver

The Denver metro area really shines during the summer months. There are all kinds of outdoor options for dining, live music and activities, while classic concert spots and cultural hubs are still … more

‘Music is a connector’

Growing up in Denver, Charles Luis Cox II remembers celebrating Juneteenth every year with family. They would pack a picnic and go to the park. Or, they would go to Lincoln Hills — historically a … more

Arvada West, Lakewood musical theater programs recognized at Bobby G Awards

Jefferson County high schools were honored at the 8th Annual Bobby G Awards, a celebration of Colorado high school musical theater productions organized by the Denver Center for Performing Arts. more

An LGBTQ+ history lesson

There’s no way for a single exhibit to fully detail the history of LGBTQ+ Coloradoans, but it’s still important to take steps to share the stories of people whose experiences have largely been … more

Get lost in the DMNS’ new experience

Most of what is on display in a museum is an exhibit. The focus with exhibits is to plainly educate and entertain at the same time. And then there are experiences, like the new Mazes & Brain … more

Lynne Collins takes over theater at the Arvada Center

Lynne Collins has been announced as the Arvada Center’s new Artistic Director of Theatre, following the retirement of Rod A. Lansberry. Collins, the current Artistic Director of Plays, first joined … more

Sun out as Art Festival returns to Westminster

It was sunny day May 14 as the Historic Art District of Westminster returned to the historic hear to of the city. More than 50 local vendors, local musicians and entertainers gathered along at … more

Birds of a feather flock to DMNS

There are plenty of beautiful and important environmental sites that people are aware of - think locations like the Everglades in Florida. But then there are places that might be even more important … more

See it first at SeriesFest season 8

What can’t television do? The answer to that question used to be obvious. These days? Not so much. Modern shows can have just as high production value as blockbusters, entice the same A-list talent … more

Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival set to return to Olde Town Arvada after two-year layoff

The world’s only festival focusing on archtop guitars is returning to Arvada after a two-year COVID-19-induced layoff, with the Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival set to come to Olde Town from … more
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