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Denver Arts Week Nov. 4-16, 2009: Kick off with "Know Your Arts" First Friday and go all week!

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The Denver Arts Week is a celebration of the visual and performing arts that Denver has to offer. Featured events will take place in seven art districts, 20 museums, and 100 art galleries. Sunset Magazine recently claimed: “The Mile High City is remaking itself as a world capital of art and architecture,” and Visit Denver, along with other sponsors, are aiming to draw both local and national attention to the artistic changes in the city.

DAW will start off with the granddaddy of all First Friday art walks. This Friday has promised to be a pumped up version of the monthly art walks and will feature food and drinks, late open hours at galleries, and a festive atmosphere. As part of Arts Week the walk will continue past Friday and the districts have a full schedule of events stretching through next Saturday.

The art districts that will be participating include: ArtDistrict On Santa Fe, Cherry Creek North, Golden Triangle Museum District, Downtown Denver, RiNo (River North Art District), Tennyson Street Cultural District, and Belmar Block 7.

When: Friday, November 6, 2009

ArtDistrict On Santa Fe - Each night galleries will interpret themes by hosting lectures and artist's demonstrations:

Think Twice (Saturday, November 7)
Ménage à Trois -You, Me and Art (Sunday, November 8)
For Play (Monday, November 9)
Five Senses (Tuesday, November 10)
Six Sells (Wednesday, November 11)
Seven Wonders (Thursday, November 12)
and Infinity - Art is Forever (Friday, November 13)

Cherry Creek North: Explore more than 20 art galleries and a variety of  restaurants. Galleries will be open until 8 pm.

Golden Triangle Museum District: Celebrating the third annual Plein Aire Arts Festival works, the district also welcomes visitors on First Friday.

Downtown Denver: Explore downtown galleries for lectures, exhibits and featured artists.

RiNo (River North Art District): The RiNo art district north of downtown offers unique exhibits and programming; visit 12 galleries and more than 30 artist studios.

Tennyson Street Cultural District: Family-friendly district is set to showcase new works and offer specially-priced art for $52.80; don't miss Lapis Gallery's Inspired exhibition, featuring innovative Denver artists who have created new works based on the inspiration of existing art in The Mile High City.

Belmar Block 7:  Belmar Block 7 invites the public to visit artist's studios and take part in the Second Annual Art for Ethiopia silent art auction - East Ends Arts District – Second Friday (November 13th). A self-guided tour in Aurora’s historical downtown November 13 from 5-9pm will showcase galleries and artist studios in Aurora's 16-block arts district.

** Look for more articles guiding you through all the events of Denver Arts Week ***

For more info: Click on the DAW sponsor images above to view their links for more information.