2020 Denver Arts Week(end) Features Music, Visual Arts, and More

A Week(end) Celebration

Denver, Colorado has always thoroughly embraced their artistic culture and history. No matter what time of year it is, art has always played a huge roll in the city. Pop-up art displays such as Crush Walls, live music and local art installations at The Big Wonderful, and performances at the Denver Center For The Performing Arts allow locals to always feel, hear, and see the life of the city.

This weekend, Denver Arts Week(end) is returning to the Mile High City. Known as “a celebration of the city’s vibrant arts and cultural scene”, Denver Arts Week(end) is taking place from November 6th to the 8th. This year, Denver Arts Week(end) will be taking place over one weekend with a mix of virtual and in-person events due to current public safety guidelines regarding COVID-19.

The 14th annual edition of the event is sponsored by the city of Denver, Imagine 2020, Denver Arts and Venues, Westword, and CBS Denver.

Events and Activities

Denver Street Art provides lists of different murals, graffiti, and street art in five different neighborhoods within the Denver area. Furthermore, they offer descriptions of each piece listed as well as the address of where to find them. Public Art In Denver also provides a list of the must-see pieces of sculptures and abstract art around the city. This list can guide your own walking tour, or you can click here for a more comprehensive tour!

Additionally, various art pieces and exhibits are able to be safely visited at places including the Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, History Colorado Center, and Denver Botanic Gardens. For a full list of these exhibitions complete with descriptions, click here.

Theatrical performances and comedy shows will also be showcased throughout the weekend. Some have already been pre-recorded and are free to view virtually, while others are actual in-person ticketed events. Click here to view a schedule of diverse events taking place during Denver Arts Week(end). Whether you’re trying to stay at home or go out and see a show, there is something for everyone.

Denver Film Festival

The 43rd annual Denver Film Fest looks a little bit different this year, but the concept is still the same. The festival has been going on since October 22nd and ends this weekend on November 8th. The 2020 edition of the festival is completely virtual, allowing people all over Colorado access to the incredible films.

According to Denver Film Festival, viewers who want to participate need to first create a free Virtual Fest Hub account. Then, you can connect to your television for streaming using either Roku, AppleTV, or the “Cast” or “AirPlay” options. Denver Film Festival did offer a few drive-in screenings in one of the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre parking lots this year. However, the last screening was on October 29th. Hopefully, this can be a new tradition that continues next year!

Mile High Safety

For anyone not familiar with Denver’s current safety guidelines and mandates, the city of Denver has made an extremely all-encompassing guide for everyone to reference by clicking here. This guide provides an “at a glance” version in the form of a graphic as well as an exceptionally detailed list. For example, sections covered aside from the general city and state guidelines are “special event venues”, “attractions & cultural institutions”, and “transportation”.

VISIT DENVER is continually monitoring developments surrounding COVID-19 and is following the lead of local, state and national health and travel authorities. The safety and well being of our community, partners and visitors is our number one priority. We are fully engaged with local and state officials to coordinate a safe return for visitors and meetings. Our hospitality community is working together to implement enhanced procedures to safely welcome you back with our Mile High Standards.


Exploring Art

Denver Arts Week(end) is a fantastic way to get involved with Denver’s local arts and cultural aspects this upcoming weekend. A beautifully wide variety of events are going to be available for everyone to enjoy. So, get outside and go on an art walk downtown to explore beautiful murals and statues, or visit a new museum. If you want to stay in the comfort of your home, check out some live virtual performances or cuddle up to stream a Denver Film Festival film.

Denver Arts Week(end) is a Denver tradition that can’t be missed. For more information, check out their official links below!

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