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Guide to Denver Art Festival

A little girl squinting as her face gets painted

Denver is a vibrant city filled with artistic and entrepreneurial spirit. So, it only makes sense that the city hosts an annual arts festival in honor of the dedicated artists who live and breathe Colorado. From The Palmer apartments, attending this year’s Denver Arts Festival is a simple feat. Here’s everything you need to know.

What Is the Arts Festival?

This is Denver’s annual festival dedicated to fine arts and fine crafts. The event supports local Colorado artists while showcasing a small group of select national artists, so you can expect to find works and creation from the city’s best.

The Arts Festival takes place every year at Stapleton’s Conservatory Green Neighborhood. There’s no cost to attend, either. This event is entirely open to the public. The address for the conservatory is:

8304 E. 49th Place
Denver, CO

The exhibition features art from across the state, drawing in over 50,000 people who want to see crafts and galleries from Colorado’s upcoming stars in the industry. With over 300 events ranging from documentaries to concerts, there’s something here for everyone.

Dates and Times The Arts Festival runs from May 25th to the 26th this year. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Sunday’s hours starting at 10 a.m. as well and lasting until 5 p.m. There’s free parking in abundance at the conservatory, but you can always take the city’s various public transportation options if you don’t feel like driving.

Grabbing a Drink

While you’re checking out the displays and galleries, there’s nothing like enjoying one of Denver’s namesakes: a cold beer. The craft brewery scene is thriving in the city and there are plenty of breweries serving up cold pints at the festival.

Tivoli Brewing Co., one of the oldest in Colorado, is ready to serve you a cold one when you need it. It isn’t just beer at this festival, though. Decadent Saint is serving up their craft wine made with 100% natural ingredients. Cointreau will also be in attendance, offering their delicious margaritas and spirits.

Musical Acts

The Barkeley Avenue Jazz Band is kicking off the festival this year with their renditions of classic jazz standards. This six-person army band plays a unique blend of homemade jazz paired with pop and R&B as well. It’s a refreshing take on a classic experience.

Sinphony takes the stage next, fusing elements from classical, rock, and pop into catchy mashups they call Pop Baroque. These female string players can combine Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir with Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal in an unbelievably smooth way. Plus, they perform choreographed dance moves while playing.

Finally, Cass Clayton is ready to knock the crowd out with her powerful vocals then wow you with her velvety yet haunting lyrics. She’s a combination of funk, blues, jazz, gospel, and rock than blends seamlessly on stage. Recently voted as one of the top three vocalists in Colorado, you’re in for a surprise if you’ve never seen her perform.

For the Kids

During the festival, children can take part in the Kids Art Zone. Each child is given a 4x4 mini canvas magnet, gets their picture taken in the photo booth, and is entered to win a birthday painting party sponsored by Gallery on the Go. This is an excellent chance for the little artist in your family to paint something, too!


There are dozens of artists taking part in the festival this year at various booths. While there are too many to name here, these are the categories they fall into:

  • 2-D Mixed Media
  • 3-D Mixed media
  • 2-D Artists
  • Clay and Ceramic Artists
  • Fiber Works
  • Furniture and Leather Works
  • Glass Artists
  • Jewelry Makers
  • Metal Works
  • Photographers
  • Sculptors
  • and Wood Artists
  • Playing Your Part

If you want to become a part of the Denver Arts Festival, the city is always in need of volunteers to help make the day a success. All volunteers receive a free meal, t-shirt, and ticket to the Affordable Arts Festival in august. If you’re interested, call (303)-330-8237 or shoot an email to

If you’re an artist, the registration for 2019 is unfortunately closed. The deadline for the Arts Festival is in February, but applications for the 2020 show open up again in November this year. You can sign up on the event’s website for reminders.

The Palmer Apartments

“True to life. Yours.” They’re new words for a new kind of style, one that offers a complete shift in suburban apartment design. The Palmer deftly maintains the tension between art and tech, luxury and rustic, and mountain and modern. This distinctly local idea is the seamless blending of contradictions, but that’s us. That’s The Palmer.

Durable quartz countertops are accentuated by high-quality stainless-steel appliances and wood-look sleek cabinetry. Kitchen backsplash and tile surrounds in the bathroom create an envious appeal. Upgraded lighting and plumbing fixtures combine with wood plank-style flooring and spacious walk-in closets to envelope you in the comforts of home. Oversized windows and private balconies remind you that just outside this rejuvenating space lies a wealth of opportunity in America’s premier mountain city.

Step out your front door to find a wealth of carefully curated building amenities. Stay active in the 24-hour fitness and yoga center, practice your swing at the on-site golf simulate, ot head next to for a relaxing walk through John Derry Park. Kick back at the resort-style swimming pool complete with a sundeck, barbecues, fire pits, and spa.

Mingle with other residents in the community clubhouse and its oversized party room, community dining area, and full kitchen. Take your pooch for a walk in the on-site dog park, then pick up your deliveries in the package lockers. With secure, private garages, every design from the inside out is here to elevate your sense of living.

This is where the heart meets the mind, where mountain meets modern in a seamless blend of luxury living. Welcome to a new era of suburban apartment design. True to life, yours. Welcome to The Palmer. True