2013 PDI Sites and Venues

Monday, September 16



RedLine is about the tangible benefits of education and training, and the emotional benefits of connectivity, respect and satisfaction. It's a place for many—collectors, curators and the public.

RedLine is about connecting artists with the community. The organization encourages artistic growth in an environment where artists can cross the red line to lose the inhibitions that may hold an artist back, while gaining support systems to excite the senses and realize one's dreams. Artists are required to share their experiences and their personal creatives with the community.


By the close of this decade, Wonderbound will be celebrated as a treasure in the international dance community and will be a crown jewel in Denver's artistic landscape. It will be a leader in a burgeoning creative renaissance that will define Denver as a cultural capital in the world. It will help to obliterate boundaries between mediums to uncover new possibilities in artistic expression. And Wonderbound will help re-imagine how the performing arts are created, supported and shared in a rapidly evolving world.

Tuesday, September 17

Art District on Santa Fe

Santa Fe Drive has had a long history of artists and artists' studios. In recent years, many galleries and artists' studios began to move into the area as rents in other parts of Denver rose. In 2003, a group of about 17 galleries, museums and theatres organized the Art District on Santa Fe as a nonprofit corporation.

Denver's Art District on Santa Fe (ADSF) has gained attention in the national press in recent years. Publications include Sunset Magazine, Desert Living, and Travel + Leisure Magazine. In addition, the cities of Cleveland, Ohio; Sacramento, California; and Glendale, Arizona, recently contacted the ADSF to learn how to create a successful art district in their cities. The ADSF's continuing membership in the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau has contributed to its growing cultural tourism business.

Su Teatro

Su Teatro

Su Teatro began in 1971 as a student-organized theater group at the University of Colorado at Denver. In 1989, Su Teatro purchased the old Elyria School in Northeast Denver and became El Centro Su Teatro, a multidisciplinary cultural arts center.

Over 40 years, Su Teatro has established a national reputation for homegrown productions that speak to the history and experience of Chicanos. Su Teatro has created more than 15 original full-length productions that have toured widely to venues such as New York's Public Theater, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio and Plaza de la Raza in Los Angeles.

The artistic excellence of Sue Teatro's programs and its relevance to the field has been recognized nationally through funding from The Shubert Foundation, Theatre Communications Group, the National Performance Network, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kresge Foundation and the American Composers Forum.

MSU Denver Center for Visual Art

The Center for Visual Art (CVA) is the off-campus art gallery of Metropolitan State University of Denver. In addition to showing significant contemporary art, the award-winning CVA serves as an interactive art laboratory for MSU Denver students and the larger community. The CVA was founded in 1990 to expose students to leading-edge art and to broaden MSU Denver's art program. The nonprofit art space makes an important contribution to visual art offerings available in Denver and the Rocky Mountain West, bringing in art that would not otherwise be seen here.

The Center for Visual Art is a division of the MSU Denver Art Department. The MSU Denver Art Department is dedicated to providing its students with an unparalleled urban learning environment and a strong sense of community within the local art scene. The Center for Visual Art contributes to MSU Denver's status as the only public higher education art program in Colorado to maintain accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Museo de las Americas

Museo de las Americas

Museo de las Americas educates the community about the diversity of Latino Americano art and culture from ancient to contemporary through innovative exhibitions and programs. With the Latino population growing exponentially in Denver and wider communities, Museo plays an important role in building pride in the Latino community's heritage and promoting understanding among cultures. Other history and art museums in Denver cannot focus on one segment of the community in a sustained or comprehensive manner. Museo was created to fill this important niche in the cultural milieu.

VSA Colorado/Access Gallery

VSA Colorado/Access Gallery is an inclusive nonprofit organization that engages the community by opening doors to creative and educational opportunities for people with disabilities to access and experience the arts.

VSA is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith. Nearly five million people with disabilities participate in VSA arts programs each year through affiliate programs in each state and more than 60 countries.

VSA Colorado was established in 1978 and continues to thrive today. Each year, VSA Colorado serves nearly 10,000 people with disabilities, their families and those who work with them.

Wednesday, September 18

McNichols Civic Center Building

McNichols Civic Center Building

In 1909, the cornerstone of the McNichols Building was laid. It set the foundation for the then Carnegie Library, which would become a center of learning in Civic Center Park. That tradition continues as the building was reopened in 2012 as a contemporary hub for arts and culture for the people of Denver. The stunning Greek Revival building, with its classic Corinthian columns and iconic colonnade across its front, offers new experiences in a classic space.


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