Santa Fe Drive has had a long history of artists and artist’s studios. In recent years many galleries and artist’s studios began to move into the area as rents in other parts of Denver rose. In 2003 a group of about 17 galleries, museums and theatres organized the Art District on Santa Fe as a non-profit corporation with the following mission statement:
Since 2003 membership in the Art District on Santa Fe has grown from 12 to over 60 creative industry members on and around Santa Fe Drive between 5th and 11th Avenues and on adjoining Kalamath Street between Alameda and 11th Avenues. The rise in membership and creative activity in the Art District, a vital “Gateway to Denver” commercial corridor, has become a national model of success in community revitalization led by the creative industries. Our success has been featured in national publications such as Travel+Leisure, USA Today, CNN, Sunset Magazine and the New York Times, amongst others. One of the Art District’s “secrets of success” has been the on-going cooperation and the genuine welcoming spirit between its membership and the general public. The Art District freely opens its doors and welcomes its guests, from seasoned collectors to artists to new art lovers, without undue pretension and attitude, to create and maintain the friendly and welcoming feel of the Art District.

Located just north of Downtown Denver, RiNo includes a remarkable concentration of creative businesses, including architects, art galleries, ceramicists, designers, furniture makers, illustrators, authors, wineries, small-batch breweries, distilleries, urban agriculture, painters, media artists, performance artists, sculptors, photographers, and an array of studio spaces. RiNo is bounded by I-70 to the North, I-25 to the West, Park Avenue West to the South, and Lawrence to the East. While retaining its industrial roots, the RiNo neighborhood is now fertile ground for arts and artists. The River North Art District is dedicated to promoting and supporting the people and businesses that reside in the area.

berk Tennyson Street Cultural District
In 2005 the name Tennyson Street Cultural District was used to define the area between 38th to 46th Avenues on Tennyson Street. The TSCD sees itself not only as an art district but a cultural destination for its incredible culinary offerings and performance based arts. Most importantly, the TSCD is a neighborhood.

nsad The Navajo Street Art District
The Navajo Street Art District is tucked away in the Lower Highlands area of Denver. With amazing galleries, fine dining, great performance art, and ample parking, it’s truly one of the best kept secrets in town.

lou Louisville Arts District
The mission of the Louisville Arts District (LAD) is to develop and promote Historic Downtown Louisville as a distinctive regional center for the arts to benefit member enterprises and the community as a whole. The Louisville Arts District is located in the heart Historic Downtown Louisville, named by Money Magazine as the #1 place to live in America for an unprecedented two years in a row. The core of the LAD starts in the 900 block (bounded by Main, South, Front and Walnut Streets) plus the adjoining Library and Museum with expectations to expand into adjoining blocks. The district offers an array of art galleries,related shops and businesses: from sculpture-to-performing arts, décor and design-to-café and wine, galleries-to-frozen treats; repurposed fashion -to-designer couture; custom jewelry-to-organic markets; music classes-to-web design; CAD design-to-CPA; yoga-to-salons and spas. The interest in Louisville as a robust center of the arts is creating a palpable verve for community members as well as attracting patrons from outlying areas. Visitors enjoy the diverse art scene and often mix art with food, taking advantage of many sumptuous dining choices in casual walking distance from the LAD.

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We are artists, neighbors, business owners, and students, who believe the Arts enrich our lives and have come together at the intersection of the arts, historic neighborhoods, a new light rail station, a famous avenue, and a vibrant Arts College. Working with local entrepreneurs and civic leaders, we will manifest a shared vision of enhancing our community through the work, creativity and fun of an arts district.


dam Denver Art Museum
To enrich the lives of present and future generations through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art, supported by exemplary scholarship and public programs related to both its permanent collections and to temporary exhibitions presented by the Museum.

The Denver Art Museum is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast, with a collection of more than 70,000 works of art divided between 10 permanent collections including African, American Indian, Asian, European and American, modern and contemporary, pre-Columbian, photography, Spanish Colonial, textile, and western American art. Our holdings reflect our city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world.
Founded in 1893 as the Denver Artists’ Club, the Denver Art Museum has had a number of temporary homes, from the public library and a downtown mansion to a portion of the Denver City and County Building. The museum opened our own galleries on 14th Avenue Parkway in 1949, and a center for children’s art activities was added in the early 1950s. In 1971 the museum opened the 24-sided, two-towered North Building by Ponti in collaboration with James Sudler Associates of Denver. Over one million faceted, shimmering gray tiles, developed by Dow Corning, provide cladding for the radical seven-story structure. This architectural icon remains the only completed project in the United States by this important Italian master of modern design.

moa Fort Collins Museum of Art
The mission of the Fort Collins Museum of Art is to engage our community in cultural experiences that promote an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts. To offer our audiences the highest-quality art experiences, the Fort Collins Museum of Art presents a diverse series of exhibitions, community events, publications, and educational programs for children and adults.
The Fort Collins Museum of Art seeks to enrich the cultural life of the region and advance community understanding of the power of the visual arts to foster life-long learning, social interaction, and personal inquiry.

mca The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) explores the art and culture of our time through rotating exhibitions and public educational programs. Featuring regional, national and international artists, MCA Denver offers a wide range of exhibitions promoting creative experimentation with art and ideas. Through adult and youth education programs and other creative events, the museum serves as an innovative forum for a culturally engaged community. MCA Denver was founded in 1996, when philanthropist Sue Cannon and a group of volunteers created the first dedicated home for contemporary art in the city of Denver. For seven years, MCA Denver occupied a renovated fish market in Sakura Square in lower downtown Denver.

b Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is a catalyst for creative experiences through the exploration of significant art of our time.

cu CU Art Museum
The mission of the CU Art Museum of the University of Colorado at Boulder is to explore the transformative power of art and inspire critical dialogue.
Through exhibitions, collections, publications, and education programs, we serve as a generator and incubator of interdisciplinary research and programs engaging students, faculty, and the public at-large across disciplinary lines. In keeping with the mission of the university, the CU Art Museum promotes greater understanding of art and societal issues within a global and historical context.

The CU Art Museum is celebrating over 60 years on the University of Colorado at Boulder Campus, where it has enriched the lives of students, faculty, and the broader Denver-Boulder community, while also making significant contributions to the national/international arts community.
The Permanent Collection of the CU Art Museum was started in 1939 to be used as a teaching tool for students and now currently contains over 8,000 works of art. It has grown into a comprehensive art collection that enriches the educational experience of students, faculty, and the broader campus community, as well as regional audiences, through exposure to original works of art.

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April 1991 – Museo de las Americas incorporated by Jose Aguayo, Magdalena Aguayo, Ramon Kelley, Ramona Kelley, Emanuel Martinez, Maria Lupita Martinez, and Rebecca Arellano. Remigio Pete Reyes prepared the incorporation documents. January 2013-Museo received a grant from Hispanics in Philanthropy for a major exhibition, La Cocina.

asp The Aspen Art Museum
The Aspen Art Museum is a noncollecting institution presenting the newest, most important evolutions in international contemporary art. Our innovative and timely exhibitions, education and public programs, immersive activities, and community happenings actively engage audiences in thought-provoking experiences of art, culture, and society.

metro The Center for Visual Art
The Center for Visual Art (CVA) is the off-campus art gallery of Metropolitan State University of Denver. In addition to showing significant contemporary art, the award-winning CVA serves as an interactive art laboratory for MSU Denver students and the larger community. The CVA was founded in 1990 to expose students to leading-edge art and to broaden MSU Denver’s art program. The non-profit art space makes an important contribution to visual art offerings available in Denver and the Rocky Mountain West, bringing in art that would not otherwise be seen here.

The Center for Visual Art is a division of the MSU Denver Art Department. The MSU Denver Art Department is dedicated to providing their students with an unparallel urban learning environment and a strong sense of community within the local art scene. The Center for Visual Art contributes to MSU Denver’s status as the only public higher education art program in Colorado to maintain accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

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Steamboat Art Museum was formed in December of 2005. In 2006 the City of Steamboat Springs was given the historic First National Bank building located in downtown Steamboat Springs. The gift was from the estate of Helen Rehder, a long-time area rancher and artist, who stipulated that the building be used as a museum. SAM has signed a 99 year lease with the City for the entire building and is undertaking restoration of the historic building.


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RedLine is about the tangible benefits of education and training, and the emotional benefits of connectivity, respect, and satisfaction. It’s a place for many-collectors, curators, and the public.
RedLine is about connecting artists with the community. RedLine encourages artistic growth in an environment where artists can cross the red line to lose the inhibitions that may hold an artist back, while gaining support systems to excite the senses and realize one’s dreams. Artists are required to share their experiences and their personal creative’s with the community.
Laura Merage, the Founder of RedLine, is an artist and philanthropist. She has experienced first-hand the challenges emerging and mid-career artists face as they develop their portfolios and build their careers. Her dream is to assist emerging artists as they take their professions to the next level and export the creative process to a broader community.
RedLine is located at 2350 Arapahoe Street in Denver, Colorado . The building was designed by renowned architects Semple-Brown to encourage artists and visitors alike to enter a realm where inspiration remains absolutely unchecked. Guests of RedLine literally cross a “red line” into a space where they are free to explore their own creativity. In support, the building has been thoughtfully designed to bring art and beauty to the surrounding neighborhood and community and to incorporate as many environmentally friendly nuances as possible.


taxi TAXI
Home to a number of full time residents and over 80 creative businesses,TAXI is a mixed-use community rife with inspiration. Our campus, which is still expanding, is made up of six buildings and amenities, including a fitness center, cafe, coffee shop, salon, early childhood education center, outdoor cinema, one-of-a kind pool and community garden, which are designed to keep our community connected.
Our gritty, urban location may seem off the beaten path, but what was once the heart of Denver’s industry has transformed a former industrial site into the heart of Denver’s vibrant RiNo Art District and is burgeoning with growth. Our location is strategically placed in between Denver’s major thoroughfares and the Platte River, connecting us to downtown and surrounding areas.
TAXI was the brainchild of Mickey Zeppelin and his son Kyle, who saw a need to create a community that fostered the use of creative spaces for the new workforce. The campus has become a catalyst for collaboration and communication amongst businesses, residences and the community, making it more than a place to live or work, but something that is truly unique.

Ink Monstr
Over the past eight years, Ink Monstr has become known for our quality and affordability of custom prints and installations. We have clients nationwide and strive to make each and everyone satisfied, no matter how big or small the graphic need is. The majority of our customers come from referrals and repeat business; thus, making satisfaction a guarantee. So when you’re happy with the work we’ve done for you, please tell a friend.

Superior Ink
Denver Screen Printing Superior Ink Printing was established by artists with a mission to provide HIGH END innovative printing/design options with LOW END pricing and quick turn around. Quality is most certainly our highest value. We uphold good relationships to our clients because we believe in the concept of…if They grow we grow. We love to help new brands explore the many printing options to best suit their needs. Weather printing samples or high volume orders we can guarantee the quality will be SUPERIOR from start to finish.