AR TS & culture
Denver offers a multitude of opportunities to experience all
kinds of arts and culture. It doesn’t matter what you’re interested
in. From theater to dance, film to museums, and everything in
between, Denver has a little something for everyone! In fact, arts
and cultural organizations employ 7,700 people in the metro
Denver area, and cultural institutions constitute the sixth largest
non-governmental employer in the area.
Denver’s Performing Arts Complex is known as the cultural
capitol of the Rocky Mountain region. Housing ten perfor-
mance spaces on its four-block, 12-acre site, it is the largest
performing arts complex under one roof, and includes opera
and ballet companies regularly staging traditional and modern
works. Originally built in 1974 to create a permanent home for
the Denver Symphony Orchestra, the Denver Performing Arts
Complex’s success over the subsequent decades has grown
greater each year. Additionally, Denver’s museums include a
brand new history museum, a science museum with an IMAX,
and several art museums, including the Denver Art Museum,
which regularly offers travelling exhibits from around the world.
Hundreds of art galleries dot the streets of metro Denver, many
of which participate in a monthly art walk, inviting guests to
browse the rotating monthly artist, drink wine, and socialize.
The following listings provide a sampling of metro Denver’s
diverse and thriving arts and culture scene.
Photo by Matt Inden/Weaver Multimedia Group.
Courtesy of the Colorado Tourism Office