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Calendar of Events

Thru October 31, 2023
Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns:   The Magic of the Jack O’ Lanterns in Denver, Colorado delights all ages on a glowing trail of over 7,000 magnificent, hand-carved pumpkins. A magical light show illuminates larger-than-life displays. A nautical sea-scape, a pirate ship, dinosaurs, dragons, and much more, all softly aglow throughout the event. You’ll find magic around every corner!

The Hudson Gardens, 6115 S Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, CO

October 21, 2023
Through the Lens: The Photography of Frank Muramoto – Opening Reception:   Join History Colorado as we celebrate our new exhibition “Through the Lens: The Photography of Frank Muramoto.” Highlighting the work of a Japanese-born photographer who operated his own studio in Pueblo, Colorado, this exhibit captures everyday life from a broad range of communities, industries and landscapes while also illustrating the diverse cultures and history of Southern Colorado. The museum will be open after hours for this opening reception but is limited only to the fourth floor mezzanine. Open to the public – but RSVP is required – and will feature a cash bar and light refreshments. Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Cost: Free.

History Colorado Center, 1200 North Broadway, Denver, Colorado

October 27, 2023
GVA Douglas County’s Día de los Muertos: A Family Celebration:   GVA Douglas County invites families to a vibrant Día de los Muertos celebration! Dancing, activities, food trucks & more! Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Cost: Free.

Global Village Academy Douglas County-Parker, 18451 Ponderosa Drive Parker, CO 80134

October 27, 2023
Denver Photographer Meetup Sponsored by NAPCP:   Meeting sponsored by the National Association of Portrait & Child Photographers (NAPCP). Join us for lunch, socializing and networking with other local photographers in Denver! We can swap ideas, talk shop and vent! This meeting we will talk about The Busy Season and what you have on the calendar for the remainder of the year. This is a great time to share mini-session ideas, end-of year ways to increase revenue, and discuss faster workflows as we try to squeeze in work before the snow falls. Leave your cameras at home, and bring your enthusiasm for connecting with fellow photographers and creatives. Here’s a chance to engage in genuine conversations, share experiences, and build lasting relationships within the photography community. Time: 11:30am – 1pm. Cost: Free.

Culinary Dropout, 4141 East 9th Avenue, Denver, CO 80220

October 27, 2023
Riverside Cemetery Full Moon Photo Shoot for Photographers:   Photographers event to photograph the cemetery in the twilight and rising of the full moon – NO MODELS OR PROPS. Organized by Fairmount Heritage Foundation. Cost: $25. Time: 5:00pm-9:30pm

Riverside Cemetery, 5201 Brighton Blvd Denver, CO 80216

October 28, 2023
Emma Crawford Coffin Races:   In 1995, the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce started the first coffin races in the nation, in memory of a beloved member of Manitou Springs. In the years since, the races have grown into an often-copied-but-never-equaled Manitou Springs tradition. Emma Crawford came to Manitou Springs in 1889 searching for a cure for her tuberculosis in the area’s famed cold-water mineral springs. She fell in love with the charming mountain town and her dying wish was to be buried on top of Red Mountain. Unfortunately, Emma succumbed to her illness in 1891. Her lover, a civil engineer on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway named William Hildebrand, honored her wishes. With the help of eleven other townspeople, William carried Emma’s coffin up the 7,200 foot slope and buried her near the summit of Red Mountain. In 1929, after years of harsh winters and spring rains, Emma and her coffin came racing down the mountainside.

In the 900 block of Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO

October 28, 2023
Dia de los Muertos:   Experience a unique parade with creative floats, marching bands, ballet folkloricos, artsis, catrinas, Coco characters, lowriders, animals, performances and so much more! The Parade will start at 11:00am at 7th & Santa Fe Drive then it will make its way towards 13th and Santa Fe Drive, turn west (left) onto 13th avenue heading towards La Alma Lincoln Park, the parade ends at 13th Avenue and Mariposa St. The Day of the Dead Festival will start from 12:00pm – 8:00pm at the Civic Center Park Denver Downtown with food vendors, live music, drinks, exhibitors, catrina contest, la reina de dia de muertos, games and much more! Time: 11:00am-8pm. Cost: Free.

Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80202

See more upcoming Colorado events.

Current Photography Exhibits

September 8, 2023 – October 21, 2023

The Silhouette Project: Newcomers – Newcomers centers around the stories of high school age refugees who have come to Denver and adjacent front range cities from countries such as Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Bhutan, Somalia, Russia, Iraq, Venezuela, Mexico and Ukraine. For many of these students, sharing their stories in this project is the first time they have spoken about their plight and the trauma of bearing witness to the atrocities committed against their respective homelands. Artist & Newcomers Talk: October 21, 7:00pm–9:00pm.

East Window Gallery
4550 Broadway, Suite C-3B2, Boulder Colorado 80304

October 6, 2023 – October 28, 2023

Ghosts (And Other Manifestations of Grief) – Cottonwood Center for the Arts is proud to host a collection by artist Aaron Graves for the month of October. Graves is a creative force whose talents span across a range of mediums – photography, fashion design and fabrication, and mixed media. In this exhibit, Graves has put together a study that instead focuses on a manifestation of grief: ghosts. Graves’ work has a haunting ability to evoke emotion, with captivating deliberacy of content, intent, and execution.

Cottonwood Center for the Arts
427 E Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

October 6, 2023 – October 30, 2023

Colorado Fall Colors and Wild Horses – For the months of October and November, Gallery 6 resident photographers Scott Wilson, Tony Eitzel, Kevin Schwalbe, Dave Stephens and Rand Ningali will be showcasing photos of fall colors in the Colorado mountains, and Scott Wilson will also showcase Colorado wild horse photos.

Gallery 6
918 West 8th Avenue Denver, CO, 80204

October 6, 2023 – October 31, 2023

/ˈ(h)yo͞oməns/ (HUMANS) – Gallery 6 resident photographer Rand Ningali will be showcasing a group of images called ” /ˈ(h)yo͞oməns/ (HUMANS) ” for the month of October. The images portray candid photos of people in Africa, Cuba and Vietnam.

Gallery 6
918 West 8th Avenue Denver, CO, 80204

February 1, 2023 – October 31, 2023

Altered Images – Since the beginning of photography, photographers and artists have been altering and modifying their images. We are in a time where the possibilities and methods available to create desired outcomes are boundless. We are looking for your creations that reflect your creativity and inspiration. This can include but is not limited to images altered by computer, drawing, darkroom, chemicals, collage, text, sculptural, or installation-based work. The artists featured in this exhibition have embraced contemporary methods of image alteration in order to present a variety of viewpoints.

Center for Fine Art Photography
321 Maple Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521

October 9, 2023 – November 5, 2023

Commodities (Food Of My People) by Zig Jackson aka Rising Buffalo – Zig Jackson aka Rising Buffalo, is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara) and the first Native American photographer to be awarded a Guggenheim fellowship. Jackson’s most recent work in the Native American homeland focuses on his culture and the changing way of life of both urban and reservation Indians, along with the attendant socio-political issues of the “Indian Condition.” Jackson uses photography as a teaching and story-telling device to de-mythologize his own history and to break down the romanticized and racially charged stereotypes of Indians perpetuated in history and the media.

East Window Gallery
4550 Broadway, Suite C-3B2, Boulder Colorado 80304

Through November 12, 2023

Reflections on Amache – This gallery features the works of artists Sarah Fukami and Courtney Ozaki. Sarah Fukami exhibits a diverse, compelling visual journey that captures the historical and emotional significance of the Amache incarceration camp. Courtney Ozaki presents a cross-discipline artistic mapping project and photo/mixed-media exhibition featuring stories of solidarity between Japanese/Japanese Americans in Denver and other communities of color.

Pace Center
200000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, CO 80138

October 26, 2023 – November 19, 2023

Colorado Luminance – A solo show by Eric Hagemann. Colorado Luminance is a celebration of Colorado in black and white. Eric started the series three years ago as a pandemic-friendly activity documenting the Eastern Plains of Colorado during day-long drives. The series moves from the Kansas border through the Denver metro area to the high alpine of the Rocky Mountains. Devoid of color, Eric’s images focus on the essence of the subject. Capturing and processing only luminance allows him to robustly process the image to his vision. Hours: Thursday 12:00pm-5:00pm, Friday 12:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm-5:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm.

D’art Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver Colorado

October 6, 2023 – November 30, 2023

Wild Unfree – Award-winning Photo Advocate, WilsonAxpe, returns from Western Colorado to Denver’s Art District, contrasting the fortunes of Colorado’s majestic wild horses and those captured and removed in dramatic recent roundups.

Gallery 6
918 West 8th Avenue Denver, CO, 80204

July 29, 2023 – December 31, 2023

2013 Flood Images – After a week of extremely hot weather, a steady, light rain began Sept. 9, 2013 and became a widespread and persistent rain along the Front Range, lasting until September 16. This historic 2013 flood produced a year’ worth of rain in a week in some areas, resulting in one of the state’s worst natural disasters. As in 1976, the narrow Big Thompson Canyon took a heavy hit. Sections of U.S. 34 between Loveland and Estes Park were washed away or terribly damaged. Images taken and articles written during the 2013 flood revisit the magnitude of the event. Free Admission.

Loveland Museum
503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 962-2410

September 30, 2023 – January 14, 2024

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams – This exhibition features photographs by Ansel Adams of the Japanese American relocation camp in Manzanar, California, during World War II. These photographs are the subject of his controversial book Born Free and Equal, which protested the treatment of these American citizens. Adams’s Manzanar work is a departure from his signature style of landscape photography. Reception: November 10, 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Main Gallery. $7 Admission Ages 13+

Loveland Museum
503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 962-2410

See upcoming photography exhibits in Colorado.

Exhibit Opportunities

Exhibit Opportunity:  2023 Colorado State University Student Art Exhibition

Description: The LSC Arts Program would like to announce the 2023 installment of the annual Student Art Exhibition. This exhibition, which is the longest running annual event through the LSC Arts Program, highlights the artistic achievements of CSU’s undergraduate and graduate students while allowing students to showcase their artwork in a temporary exhibit. Additionally, several pieces may be selected to be purchased for the LSC Art Program’s collection. All CSU students are eligible to enter a variety of two- and three-dimensional artworks for the show, which will take place in the Curfman Gallery November 28th, 2023 to January 26th, 2024. All forms of media are eligible for submission. Students may submit up to 3 images or video files of work completed within the last 18 months. Submission to this juried exhibition is free to all Colorado State University Students, and is limited to current Colorado State University Students.

Deadline: October 29, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  Art in the Galleria at Loveland Public Library (2024)

Description: The Art Selection Committee (ASC) of the Loveland Public Library seeks art by Colorado artists or artist teams for 2024 exhibits in the Galleria vitrines. The Galleria display cases provide artists with valuable public exposure and sales opportunities. Art work selected in 2023 will be on display for one of four three-month periods in 2024. Applicants must reside in Colorado. Artists may apply as individuals or as part of a team. A single $10.00 application fee is required regardless of how many pieces (minimum of one, maximum of 6) are submitted.

Deadline: October 31, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  Holiday Art Affair

Description: The Aurora Cultural Arts District invites artists of all skill levels and mediums to participate in our “Holiday Art Affair” exhibition and art fundraiser. This exhibition aims to offer the community an opportunity to acquire locally crafted artwork as unique and meaningful gifts for the holiday season. By showcasing the talent within our district, we hope to foster a deeper appreciation for the arts and support the creative endeavors of our local artists. This is a 50/50 commission split, an end-of-year fundraiser so all artwork must be priced under $1000.

Deadline: October 31, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  Oceans of Longing

Description: There is a general sense of longing that is tugging humanity in complex ways. A yearning for true connection. A familiar aching, craving feeling that comes from wanting something that feels out of reach. Perhaps a more authentic connection with a person, deeply wishing for career change, a freedom of expression, or wanting to change a situation; a thirst to change our lives.These days, connections often exist behind a screen and the nuances of feeling and emotion without personal interactions become ambiguous. We find ourselves living in an increasingly curated and polished world, and we often can’t help but to measure our own lives and experiences against this shiny facade. There is a collective sense of losing personal connections with others, and also with ourselves. It may be easy to think we alone yearn for true connection, friendship, love, community, to be truly seen. Perhaps each of us feel isolated in our longings, and do not yet realize there are entire oceans of longing among us. Perhaps by sharing our yearning we can not only feel less alone, but actually be less alone. 40 West Gallery is accepting artwork from artists of all levels of experience exploring your oceans of longing. All mediums considered. Artists are invited to submit up to four hanging OR three 3-D works via email for consideration. (See details below on how to submit digital images for jurying). Application fees for this show are $5 per item for 40 West members and $10 per item for non-members. FREE for youth (under age 21) artists and students.

Deadline: November 4, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  Louisville Art Association’s 2023 Fall Member Arts and Crafts Show

Description: The 2023 Fall Member Arts and Crafts Show registration is open to all Louisville Art Association members. This show runs from November 16-19. It is well-attended and many locals like it for holiday shopping. You may sign up to show wall art/sculpture or crafts or both. Craft space is limited. First come, first served. Please read the entire prospectus before entering. Our Show Judge is Rick Dallago.

Deadline: November 6, 2023

See more upcoming exhibit opportunities.

Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunity: Dynamic Downtown Denver Grants

Description: Beginning Monday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. (MDT), Denverites – including individuals, community groups, nonprofits, and businesses neighboring Denver – will be invited to apply for grants to host a public event or activation that are innovative and inclusive, and provide the public with a free, unique, engaging experience. Activations can include performances, art installations, block parties, and more. A selection committee comprised of City and community leaders will review applications on a rolling basis. Grant amounts will range from $500 up to $25,000 and will fund events and activations that celebrate the vibrancy, history, arts and culture, and future of our city, powered by the diverse communities that are Denver.

Deadline: Ongoing

Grant Opportunity: Equity in Arts Learning for Colorado Youth

Description: Equity in Arts Learning for Colorado Youth (EAL) seeks to increase access to arts education for historically marginalized youth. Grants of $10,000-$25,000 are available to support projects that bring professional artists and culture bearers into educational settings to lead programming with youth ages 4-21. Projects supported by EAL will exemplify the value of arts education, encouraging ongoing community support.

Deadline: December 1, 2023

See more upcoming grant opportunities.

Vendor Opportunities

Vendor Opportunity:  Deck the Mall on the Pearl Street Mall – 2023

Description: Deck the Mall is Downtown Boulder’s official kick off the holiday shopping season. This premier event will be very well attended and you will have an outstanding opportunity to sell your work and grow your business. The participating artists will be in front of an extremely high flow of customer traffic. This event will be taking place on all 4 blocks of the historic Pearl Street Mall in the heart of Downtown Boulder. This main artery of shopping and entertainment, is the most popular tourist destination in Boulder and was named one of the country’s best open-air pedestrian malls by the Wall Street Journal.The festival will be October 28 and October 29. Open 10:00am – 6:00pm on Saturday & 8:00am – 5:00pm on Sunday. There is no jury application fee to participate in this event. However, we are still seeking exhibitors that demonstrate quality, originality and presentation.

Application Deadline: October 26, 2023

Vendor Opportunity:  Durango Arts Center 2023 Gift Gallery

Description: This year’s annual winter market is going to be bigger and better than ever but we need YOU and your beautiful work. We are seeking all media: Jewelry, 2-D and 3-D art, pottery, textiles, mixed media, hand-made clothing and toys for children, children’s books by local authors/illustrators, and art that makes great gifts for everyone! The Durango Arts Center is pleased to invite all community artists, jewelers and crafters to submit their work for the “2023 Gift Gallery”, Opening Friday, November 10th through Januray 8th, 2024. Gifts for men, teens and children greatly appreciated.

Application Deadline: November 3, 2023

Durango Arts Center, 802 E 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301

Vendor Opportunity:  Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show – Colorado Springs

Description: Holiday music, decorations, and 250 booths of holiday décor, clothing, jewelry, gourmet foods and more at the Colorado Springs Event Center. Santa Claus and strolling carolers make this an experience for families. Free parking. Hours: Friday & Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm

Application Deadline: November 3, 2023

Vendor Opportunity:  Urban Holiday Market 2023

Description: This market is Denver’s biggest outdoor holiday shopping event of the year, and is a great place to grow your business and get your art, craft, product, or service in front of thousands of interested buyers. Located in Wynkoop Plaza in the heart of Downtown Denver. With its prime location in Downtown, extensive marketing campaign, and free admission, this premier event attracts a very large number of attendees along with a high number of sophisticated and affluent art buyers. The festival will be held November 3, 4 & 5. Open 11:00am- 5:00pm on all 3 days.

Application Deadline: November 3, 2023

See more upcoming vendor opportunities.


October 21, 2023
Cyanotype Workshop: Create beautiful prints of found objects using one of the oldest photographic processes. Cyanotype is a photographic and light-sensitive printing process that produces a permanent cyan-blue image on paper or cloth. We will make personal images by setting objects on photo-sensitive paper, using sunlight or UV light to expose and develop. This is a great activity to do together with friends and family. Feel free to bring your own personal objects that have a distinct shape to set on the light-sensitive paper or cloth, as well as digital negatives. All Levels, from beginning to intermediate Fee: $400. Instructor: Kimberly Chiaris. Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm.

Art Lab Fort Collins, 239 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524

November 2, 2023
Macro Photography at Butterfly Pavilion – 3 Part Workshop: Take your macro photography to higher levels with this fun three-part workshop with photoshoot at Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster Colorado! How do you capture all of the fine details and vibrant colors when doing Macro Photography? Join us for this three-part workshop where our instructors will teach you how to capture spectacular detail and colors in your Butterfly and Flower Macro Photography images. Begin this workshop from the comfort of your own home with our Virtual Online Part 1 instruction by Brian Rabin, one of Mike’s Camera educators. This is followed by a morning instructional workshop in the beautiful setting of Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, CO where we will split up into small groups, each group with its own guide and instructor, and culminates at a virtual follow-up critique and review session to share your favorite images. We will have exclusive access to the Butterfly Pavilion for an hour before they open and will end the practical session with a private photography opportunity. Additional class dates: November 4, November 9. Fee: $179. Instructor: Brian Rabin. Time: See times on the registration page.

See more upcoming photography workshops.

November 7, 2023
Photoshop for Photographers – Part 1: This Colorado Photographic Arts Center workshop is suited to those totally new to Photoshop as well as though who have dabbled just a bit. We’ll start with navigating the workspace and dive into tools, adjustment layers, masking, selection tools, workflow and best practices. The goal of this class is to help students get started in this powerful yet intimidating software, and establish foundational skills to learn and explore the potential of using Photoshop as a tool within their own photographic practice. Optional weekly homework assignments will be given to help with understanding and skill development. This class series will take place on Zoom and will be recorded for students to refer back to. The instructor will email students a Google Drive link of class files to be downloaded prior to class. Additional class dates: November 14, November 28, December 5, December 12. Fee: $390 member | $429 nonmember. Instructor: Kia Neill. Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm.

Location: Online

November 16, 2023
2024 Grant Info Sessions for Applicants: The City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture is hosting introductory sessions on how to apply for 2024 grants. The sessions will include conversations with an arts commissioner to answer questions about their decision-making process. Please RSVP to Fee: Free. Time: 11:30am

Location: TBD

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