Create Denver Week kicked off on Saturday with the 5th annual Create Denver expo and the rest of the week is booked solid with events to get your creative juices flowing.
Create Denver is an initiative of the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) that focuses on strengthening the overall vitality of Denver by emphasizing its creative sector. Creative enterprises such as music, film, art galleries and districts, fashion, graphic design, and individual artists have all been considered in DOCAs program.
Create Denver Week has been organized to give Denvers creative enterprises the opportunity to utilize the city and engage the public. Mayor John Hickenlooper has been a major supporter of the event and has issued a letter to the creative entrepreneurs in the city:
Dear Creative Entrepreneur,
We invite you to participate in Create Denver Week, a series of programs and events designed with you, Denver’s creative community, in mind. While Denver is well on its way to becoming the Creative Capital of the Rocky Mountain West, the
bedrock of any creative community is its people – the artists, innovators, entrepreneurs and risktakers – who make our city a dynamic place to live and an exciting place to visit. The Create Denver initiative has been around for five years but this is its first splashy week-long program. Create Denver Week encapsulates all that Create Denver offers: strategic thinking about creative sector development, galvanization of the creative community and recognition of the talent that is here in the Mile High City. Throughout the week, we’ve created opportunities for dialogue and ideation with the goal to further advance the Create Denver initiative. I look forward to hearing what creative ideas you come up with!
Have a great Expo!
John W. Hickenlooper
The majority of Create Denver Week takes place in the Create Denver headquarters at 1430 and 1490 Delgany Street and some events do require registration so check out www.DenverGov.org/CreateDenver for a full list of events and workshops and check back here for a guide to the upcoming events! Many events are free and will be located at locations across the city.