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Aug262018

Great Article about the Art District on Santa Fe!

Ashley Dean, a writer for a great local news and entertainment site, the "Denverite", has posted a wonderful article about the history and present state of the Art District on Santa Fe. Our own Macy Dorf is mentioned. Here's just the beginning and you can click on the link at the bottom to read the entire article.  It's FUN! Do it!!

Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite

Years before Santa Fe Drive’s first First Friday, artists bought into Denver’s west side

By Ashley Dean, Denverite

It’s a blustery but mercifully cool summer evening in Denver, and Santa Fe Drive is buzzing. Four blocks along the gallery-laden strip and its side streets have been fenced off and occupied by 15,000 people and dozens of food trucks for the biggest First Friday Art Walk of the year.

Every month, galleries on and around the stretch from Seventh to 11th avenues leave their doors open late for a neighborhood-wide reception. The event has been happening for more than a decade, drawing a growing and changing crowd in a growing and changing city. On its biggest night of the year, galleries were packed as people wandered, beverages in hand, from studios to food trucks to a live music stage.

“The First Friday Art Walk, on one hand, it’s not always a revenue generator for the businesses. However, it’s a really unpretentious foray into the art world if you’ve never stepped foot into a gallery,” Art District on Santa Fe President Amy Phare said. “Everyone is open, and it’s open to everyone. There’s highbrow art, there’s lowbrow art, there’s contemporary studios, there’s performance art. Whatever your price point and interest in art, there’s something for everyone.”

It’s been the Art District on Santa Fe’s best advertisement since before the district formally existed and it embodies much of what it’s about: accessibility and community.

To read the full story, visit Denverite.com.