Get your culture on.

There’s a very brief article today in the Rocky Mountain News’ online edition (for all I know it’s in the paper version also) about progress on a permanent home for the Museum of Contemporary Art / Denver. Somehow I’d missed the fact that we even had a MCA here.
Further exploration was required…
Their site has some basic ideas of what the new space may look like, and there’s a link to an interview (audio) with the curator and architect. Worth a look and a listen.

This whole thing got me into the arts mood and I remembered/realized that tomorrow is the first friday of February. First Friday, time for the art gallery walk in the Art District on Santa Fe. If you’ve never been it’s an amazing evening of open art galleries, festivities and some food. I’m going to try and make it tomorrow (weather permitting) and post about it over the weekend. When I lived in Portland they did First Thursday’s, but it was only from Memorial Day to Labor Day or something like that, wimps.

Go if you can, you’ll wonder why you ever missed it.

4 Comments so far

  1. clarkinkansas (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 3:38 pm

    There are actually quite a number of places for the gallery walks. Cherry Creek does a Third Thursday.

    On first Friday, you can find a number of galleries in the Golden Triangle (Colfax/Broadway/Speer). If you go there, hit Cuba Cuba for tapas and drinks. Local star Quang Ho has a gallery on Delaware and 13th, and there’s Camera Obscura and others on 14th by Pints (home of the largest collection of Scotch Whiskey outside of Scotland). If you’re fast or start early and go the distance, you can see everything at the Golden Triangle and Santa Fe in one night.

    Also there are the galleries scattered throughout the sprawling Highlands neighborhood, the gallery walk on Tennyson from 40th down, the galleries in the 20s and such downtown and the Brighton Street galleries. A number of galleries besprinkled down the Broadway corridor from about 9th to Bayaud also have first friday openings.

    Try them all.

  2. Gabe (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

    Ahh, yes, the other galleries.

    Forgot to mention, one track mind and all.

    CLARKINKANSAS is right, the arts abound baby!

  3. Gabe (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 3:55 pm

    I mean Kyle is right, what’s with that name thing?

  4. clarkinkansas (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 7:17 pm

    You had to go snooping around, didn’t you, Lex? Had to know who “Clark” was in Smallville, Kansas?

    A friend saw the post when he came to read “coffee” and wrote me the email, asking me to post it. My old TypeKey account has that name listed, and since the sentiment is from this Mr. Hill, I figured my name need not be attached.

    Don’t shoot the messanger. I may have to tell Wil Wheaton.

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