Events

Upcoming Events

2020 Artist Forums
Last Wednesdays of the month
Up next: Making “a Scene”
February 26, 2020
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Galvanize Boulder at 1023 Walnut St. Ste. 100, Boulder

Reflecting on the findings in our 2019 Artist Census, the February 26, 2020 Artist Forum will be a guided discussion on making “a scene” for professional artists. What does it mean to have a good art scene? What can we learn from our experience in other cities? How can we amp it up in Boulder?

Artist Forums are a chance to commune with fellow artists, learn about resources and opportunities, hear from professional presenters on topics important to your practice and business, and galvanize your creative work. Each month the City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture will offer a forum theme with a presenter and artist performance, and enough time to mingle. Light snacks will be provided. Amante Coffee in Galvanize will be open. Free and open to the public. Questions? Contact and RSVP to Lauren Click, clickl@boulderlibrary.org, 720-564-2355.

Co-presented with Galvanize Boulder.

Save the dates for the upcoming forums!

  • (Not occurring in March – Boulder Arts Week is March 27 to April 4, 2020)
  • April 29
  • May 27
  • June 24
  • July 29
  • August 26
  • September 30
  • October 28
  • (Not occurring in November or December as they are too close to holidays)

Public Art Dedication

(Rescheduled due to snow)
Friday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m.
SW intersection of Pearl and 16th St.
Join us for the dedication of the most recent addition to our public art collection, “Strength From Within” by Melanie Yazzie. It is as a vibrant addition to the creative community in the East End Makers District.

 

Boulder Arts Week

Friday, March 27 – Saturday, April 4, 2020

Celebrate artists! The Week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings and our city’s thriving creativity. Beyond showcasing the full scope of the arts in Boulder, in 2020, 7th annual Boulder Arts Week will feature FREE and DISCOUNTED arts and culture offerings, including art walks, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theater, public art, lectures, readings, and workshops at venues throughout the city.

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Previous Events

Professional Artists Forum for Photographers
Monday, September 9, 2019
6 – 7:30pm
Boulder Public Library, Boulder Creek Room
Join other art, portraiture, nature, commercial, and event photographers throughout the community for the first artist forum specifically geared to photographers! Come meet with City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture staff, network and hear about programs, professional development and scholarship opportunities available to you. We will guide an open discussion on the challenges faced by photographers, the state of the art and field, accessibility, and more. Mark Sink, co-founder of The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and founder of the Month of Photography Denver, will share some his cutting-edge work and demonstrate a few ‘old school’ techniques.

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Cultural Organizations Summit: Climate Change
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019
5 pm – 6:30 pm
Boulder Public Library, Boulder Creek Room
In Boulder, how will climate change impact the arts? At this Summit of cultural nonprofits we heard an overview of climate change concerns by Paul Chinowsky, Director of the Environmental Design Program at CU Boulder, and practical strategies for artists and arts organizations by Marda Kirn, Director of EcoArts Connections.

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Cultural Organizations Summit: Art in a Financial Downturn 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
12:30 pm – 2 pm
Museum of Boulder – 2205 Broadway
At this Summit we discussed what economists expect for the future should there be an economic downturn, what that might look like for the arts, and explored strategies to weather the storm. We were joined by Clif Harald, Executive Director of the Boulder Economic Council, Susan P. Ison, Cultural Services Director of the City of Loveland, and Ashley Harkrader, Director of Development for the CU Boulder College of Music Advancement.

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