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Denver arts and culture lost nearly $1 billion during pandemic, threatening growth

In addition to erasing a decade of growth in Denver’s art scene, with nearly $1 billion in losses in 2020 as compared with 2019, last year’s venue closures and stay-at-home orders could continue to threaten the metro area’s creative economy for years to come.

That’s one of the takeaways from a new report compiled by Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, which found that key metrics for financial health in Denver arts and culture plummeted by double-digit percentage points in most categories — some by nearly 50%.

The 2021 Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture, typically released every

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Denver arts and culture lost $1.5 billion during pandemic, threatening growth

In addition to erasing a decade of growth in Denver’s art scene, with a whopping $1.5 billion in losses in 2020 as compared with 2019, last year’s venue closures and stay-at-home orders could continue to threaten the metro area’s creative economy for years to come.

That’s one of the takeaways from a new report compiled by Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, which found that key metrics for financial health in Denver arts and culture plummeted by double-digit percentage points in most categories — some by nearly 50%.

The 2021 Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture, typically released

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Denver Arts Week Returns This Week with Flying Colors | News

DENVER, Nov. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — After scaling down to a weekend of mostly virtual events in 2020, Denver Arts Week returns in full force for its 15th anniversary, November 5-13. The beloved annual celebration of the city’s vibrant arts and culture scene will once again feature more than 320 events around the metro area for a full nine days, including the return of its signature First Friday Art Walks in Denver’s top arts districts and neighborhoods on November 5, and Free Night at the Museums on November 6.

“We are thrilled to once again

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Meow Wolf Denver could change Colorado’s tourism, art scene

Meow Wolf Denver, which opens its 90,000-square-foot new building on Sept. 17, may quickly become one of the city’s top-selling attractions and tourist magnets, if past installations in Santa Fe and Las Vegas are any guide.

With a projected million-plus visitors annually, according to the company, Meow Wolf’s Denver facility could also reshape the city and state’s beleaguered arts economy. The work of 120 Colorado artists — along with 200 in-house writers, sculptors, painters, designers and fabricators — makes up the Denver installation’s dreamlike sculptures, brightly colored environments and interactive, high-tech tableaus.

Yet at the moment, there are more questions

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