As Olde Town Arvada grows and changes, so does the district’s art scene. Art Drop Arvada has been a First Friday favorite for years, but since returning from a COVID-19-induced hiatus, the local artist showcase has seen renewed interest from the community.
Art Drop Arvada is a longstanding event that takes place on the First Friday of each month and gives local artists a chance to showcase their work and connect with the community.
While in the past the event has highlighted artists multiple times, his year, Art Drop will feature a new artist every month, thanks to scores of applications from locals.
Emily Grace King, Art Drop Arvada’s founder, said that along with the volume of applications, the caliber of artist has increased as well.
“Demand has grown,” King said. “From our beginning, we’ve continued to grow the roster of new artists while keeping the old ones engaged as well. The caliber of artist has increased too; the artists we’re working with this year have been featured in galleries, Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Arvada center and other larger institutions.”
King credits discussion within the Art Drop community for how the event’s grown.
“More artists, they’re talking about their experience more, and artists love to be a part of (art drop),” King said.
About 60 people have attended Art Drops since the event returned, King said. King credits the local support with helping the event grow.
“Support from people coming out and supporting local art is really important and makes Arvada special,” King said. “Artists love participating, people love participating, it makes Arvada cool.”
Information about Art Drop can be found on its official social media accounts (@artdroparvada), while artist applications can be found on its website.