The Denver Moves: Transit team has kicked-off our spring outreach activities and we would appreciate your help in spreading the word. We are holding 7 neighborhood drop-in workshops and have launched the Build Your Own Transit System online activity.
Denver Moves: Transit Neighborhood Drop-in Workshops
The Denver Moves: Transit team will be out in community holding neighborhood drop-in workshops at 7 locations throughout Denver over the next 3 weeks.
The details of the dates, times, and locations of each work shop are listed here in English and Spanish.
Build Your Own Transit System Activity
We have also launched the Build Your Own Transit System online activity – this interactive activity gives the community the opportunity to select different options that make up their idea transit system. As they develop their system, they’ll see benefits (e.g., increased ridership, improved travel time, improved passenger experience, etc.) in real time. The responses to this activity and input gathered from the workshops will guide the Denver Moves: Transit plan and shape its recommendations. The direct link to the activity is: https://denvermovestransit.org/
Helpful Website Links to Publicize:
CANCELED!! The Grant Frontier Ribbon cutting is canceled due to the inclement weather predicted for Friday. Please let your friends know! We will post when a new date is established. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Starting at 4 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, a Denver Water contractor will close Sheridan Boulevard between West 28th Avenue and West 32nd Avenue to accommodate vital upgrades to the water system.
This closure will last until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at which point crews will open a single lane on northbound Sheridan Boulevard. Southbound Sheridan Boulevard will stay closed. Traffic will remain in this configuration until 6 a.m. on Monday, May 8.
After 6 a.m. on May 8, various single-lane closures will continue in each direction on Sheridan Boulevard as needed, as part of an ongoing project to upgrade portions of an underground vault, which began in mid-April.
These traffic impacts will continue through the end of the project, which is expected to be completed in early June. Any additional closures will be announced once details and schedules are finalized.
Drivers should avoid the area if possible, using signed detour routes to Federal Boulevard or Wadsworth Boulevard to navigate around the work. Pedestrian detour routes also will be posted.
Denver Water has notified customers who may experience water outages during this project.
For more information, members of the public are encouraged to call the project hotline at 303-628-6788, or visit www.denverwater.org/sheridan.
Vaults are underground rooms with valves used to control the pressure and flow of water through pipes. This upgrade is part of an ongoing effort to maintain Denver Water’s aging infrastructure and will improve the reliability of water service for the area.
Watch “A trip underground, into The Twilight Zone” to learn more about Denver Water’s work to upgrade its vaults.
There are not many things about this job that are easy, but one of the hardest parts is representing 55,000 individuals and the diverse array of all of your thoughts, passions, and ideas for our great city. When I ran for office I told you that we might not always agree, but that I would work hard to make sure that everyone had a seat at the table to make their voice heard.
A number of months ago, a group approached the City and asked if they could put on a music festival at Overland Golf Course. The City has been reviewing this request through conversations and meetings with nearby Registered Neighborhood Organizations (RNOs), the Golf Advisory Board, the Women and Men's Club at Overland, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB), and constituents throughout the district. As part of this effort, Denver created an online survey where stakeholders could give feedback regarding a variety of issues that residents and golfers identified as important should this move forward.
After evaluating the comments collected at all of the meetings, through emails and phone calls, and through over 1500 responses to the survey, the city has decided to move to the next step and start drafting a contract with the organizers of the festival.
There is still a long way to go between where we are and a festival happening at Overland. There is a difference between talking about whether or not concerns about things like traffic, noise, trash, wildlife, and protecting the golf course could be mitigated, and seeing on paper that those concerns will be mitigated.
I will work hard to make sure that the concerns raised through this process are addressed in the final contract that will come in front of City Council. If you haven’t had a chance to voice your concerns, please reach out so that I can represent you through this process. Below are some resources and information to help you learn more about this festival, the results of the survey, and the process so far.
It is an honor and a privilege to represent you. On issues like this it is impossible that I can, with a single vote, represent all of your perspectives, but I will continue to work hard to do the best that I can for this community that I love. As always, please feel free to reach out if you would like to chat about this or any other issue in the District.
Denver City Council District 7
Learn More about the Potential Overland Music Festival
Read the press release, frequently asked questions and see the survey results here.
Visit the Office of Special Events webpage for more information.
Denver Housing Authority in partnership with Denver Workforce Services is hosting a mini Healthcare Job Fair on Friday, April 28th from 12:30 – 2:00 pm. This is open to everyone interested in entry level positions within the Healthcare Industry. This event will be at the Denver Housing Authority, Lincoln Park, 1401 Mariposa St., Denver, 80204.
The Denver Police Department, in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Denver Police district stations and headquarters. In Colorado, more than 100 locations will be accepting expired or left-over prescription and over-the-counter drugs from the public.
The goal of this event is to ensure the environmentally-safe disposal of medicines and to reduce the likelihood of drug misuse or abuse. Please note that these sites cannot accept needles or sharps, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, chemotherapy or radioactive substances, illicit drugs, or pressurized canisters.
According to the DEA, partnering law enforcement agencies collected 731,269 pounds – almost 366 tons – of unwanted medications during the most recent National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event in October of 2016.
Denver Police drop off locations:
District 1 1311 West 46th Avenue
District 2 3921 Holly Street
District 3 1625 South University Boulevard
District 4 2100 South Clay Street
District 5 4685 Peoria Street
District 6 1566 Washington Street
Headquarters 1331 Cherokee Street
Additional metro area and statewide collection sites can be found here.
Again, medications can be dropped off at DPD District Stations only on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
For additional information on the program, please visit
GIVE Denver invites community to donate hygiene items for people in need. Denver Human Services’ (DHS) GIVE Denver program helped thousands of people obtain basic hygiene items in 2016, thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors. DHS’ Give Denver is kicking off the third annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive today with a goal of bringing in donations to support even more people in the coming year.
“For people living without a home, simple things like taking a bath, brushing your teeth or caring for your personal needs can be very difficult and can be a barrier to making progress with their lives,” said DHS Executive Director Don Mares. “We feel strongly that all people should have access to basic human needs and appreciate our community for supporting our work to provide basic hygiene items for those in need in Denver.”
Thanks to donors, GIVE Denver provides the items for free to families and individuals served by DHS. In 2016, hundreds of Denver residents donated nearly 1800 gallons of hygiene items, including essentials like diapers, socks, and bathroom tissue during the Spring Showers Hygiene Drive.
The third annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive runs through May 12. People may donate items at a number of locations or they may make a monetary donation to GIVE Denver which will be used to purchase hygiene supplies needed throughout the year.
GIVE Denver is in need of the following items: hand sanitizer; Kleenex; toilet paper; tampons and sanitary pads; combs and brushes; razors, shaving cream and lotion; baby diapers and wipes; toothpaste, toothbrushes, and mouthwash; shampoo, conditioner, soap and body wash.
To donate hygiene items, a monetary gift or an online, tax deductible donation to support the GIVE Denver Spring Showers Hygiene Drive, please visit www.denvergov.org/GIVE or call (720) 944-GIVE. Donations may be dropped off in any of the collection bin locations throughout Denver or at the GIVE Center on the first floor of the Denver Human Services Richard T. Castro Building at 1200 Federal Blvd.
Have an idea that will change education? Win up to $10,000 through the Imaginarium Design Challenge
The Imaginarium, Denver Public Schools’ innovation lab invests in Community Innovators who have an idea with the potential to radically reinvent public education. The Design Challenge is your opportunity to pitch your great idea for the chance to win up to $10,000 to make it happen.
The Design Challenge is open to any and all innovators who have a unique idea to solve one of DPS’ most pressing problems. Don’t Worry! Your Idea doesn’t have to be an entirely new invention, fully developed, or ready to go. It just has to be a good, novel idea that meets a real need, and shows some promise of improving equity in our schools.
You should apply if:
Join a community meeting to discuss our vision of a proactive sanctuary policy for immigrant community members here in Denver. Representatives from the Mayor's office and the City Attorney's office will also be in attendance.
The Meyer Law Office, PC, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, American Friends Service Committee, Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition, Padres y Jóvenes Unidos, Colorado People's Alliance, Mi Familia Vota, and Together Colorado are hosting this meeting, which will take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 6pm - 8pm at the Denver Inner City Parish (1212 Mariposa Street, Denver, CO 80204).
Share the event with a flyer in both English and Spanish.
In celebration of National Small Business Week, April 30 - May 6, the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is planning the following free events to assist and engage entrepreneurs and small business owners. All events are free and all will be held at The Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St.
Five Steps for Doing Business with the City
Tuesday, May 2, 9-10:30 a.m.
This workshop will showcase the opportunities available to small businesses interested in becoming a vendor for the city. Come meet the city purchasing team and get some tips for success.
RSVP: thecommons.co or firstname.lastname@example.org
Using Innovation to Scale Your Business
Tuesday, May 2, 4-5:30 p.m.
OED is pleased to present a unique panel of local small business CEOs who are working together to take their growing startups to the next level. Come hear them share what they’re learned!
RSVP: thecommons.co or email@example.com
National Western Center / Small Business Workshop:
Opportunities in NextGen Agribusiness
Wednesday, May 3, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
The future National Western Center is prime for growing the next generation of agribusiness in Denver and the region. Learn more about this growing economy and provide your input on small business resource needs to pursue associated opportunities.
RSVP: thecommons.co or firstname.lastname@example.org
Grow Your Business Through Employee Ownership
Wednesday, May 3, 1-2:30 p.m.
One of the most inspiring legacies of your lifetime as an entrepreneur could begin with guiding your business to an employee-ownership model. Find out how!
RSVP: thecommons.co or email@example.com
Big Business, Meet Small Business!
How to Prepare for Opportunities with Fortune 500 Firms
Thursday, May 4, 9:30-11 a.m.
Get some great planning tips on how to be ready to be a contractor with the largest companies in the region.
RSVP: thecommons.co or firstname.lastname@example.org
Women in Business Keynote: SynEnergy’s Mina McCullom
Thursday, May 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Come enjoy Mina’s story and her insights as a growing entrepreneur! Panel discussion to follow.
RSVP: thecommons.co or email@example.com
Does Your Business Need a Money Makeover?
Thursday, May 4, 2-3:15 p.m.
We’ll revisit some of the basics and also provide key questions to help you gauge whether it’s time to reorganize and re-think your finances and systems.
RSVP: thecommons.co or firstname.lastname@example.org
BoardMatch Happy Hour
Thursday, May 4, 5-7 p.m.
This is always a popular event that brings together area nonprofits to showcase their mission and community impact, all designed to tempt you to get more engaged as a donor, volunteer, or board member!
Inspire Your Future Talent!
Friday, May 5, 8:30-10 a.m.
We’ll show you how to tap into the opportunities for summer interns to build your growing business while making an investment in our local workforce of tomorrow. Presented by Denver Workforce Services and the Denver Public Schools.
RSVP: thecommons.co or email@example.com
For more information on National Small Business Week events scheduled in Denver and Colorado, visit www.coloradosmallbizweek.com.
The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity for the City of Denver, its businesses, neighborhoods and residents. Working with a wide variety of community partners, OED operates to create a local environment that stimulates balanced growth through job creation, business assistance, housing options, neighborhood redevelopment and the development of a skilled workforce.
Applications are now being accepted for attendance at the first Denver Marijuana Citizens Academy. Hosted by Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC), Denver’s Office of Marijuana Policy and the Department of Excise and Licenses, the free, two-part Academy will provide 50 participants with information relating to the various marijuana rules and regulations as well as Colorado amendments and Denver ordinances.
The Academy will be held on two evenings from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 8, and Monday, May 22. Both sessions will be held at the Blair-Caldwell Library, 2401 Welton St., Denver. Free parking will be available as well as Spanish interpretation.
You may apply for the program BY CLICKING HERE. The academy is looking for a diverse pool applicants from across the city. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on April 28. Applicants will be notified by May 2 if they have been selected to participate.
Denver announced today an independent analysis that found the City and County of Denver provides its employees with equal pay for equal work. The findings of the study were delivered during a Denver Women’s Commission meeting earlier this month.
After reviewing the average base pay for male and female employees within city government, the study found no gender pay inequity based upon job classification in 382 individual job classifications.
“I’m proud to know that our compensation efforts to provide ‘like pay for like work’ are serving our employees,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “It’s 2017, which means that employers are overdue in placing significant focus on equal pay practices. We hope that Denver can stand as an example of how the public and private sectors can reach these goals.”
The Mayor continued, “Our efforts to advance gender equity in workplace settings and beyond is not done. In fact, we’re co-hosting government and private sector partners at the It’s Time 2017 Denver Gender Equity Summit next month to help encourage development of short-term strategies and long-term infrastructure at employers across the region to promote equity and inclusion.”
The Gender Pay Equity Analysis was conducted at the request of Mayor Hancock and the Denver Women’s Commission.
The Denver Office of Human Resources hired Segal Waters, a national leader in compensation analysis, to gather compensation data across all grades and job classifications for Career Service, Civil Service and Appointee job classifications. Using salary data for all city employees, the analysis aimed to objectively analyze and compare salary data to determine the city’s level of gender pay equity.
Human Resources conducted additional analyses based on Segal Water’s results, which determined that there are occupational groups that typically fall along gender lines, which is found in the US. Labor market as well as in Denver.
“With our partnership with the Women’s Commission, we are focused on learning and development, and encouraging female candidates to explore all of their career options. We have placed an emphasis on attracting female applicants to career paths that have tended to typically draw more male candidates and vice versa. We are seeing very positive results as we continue these initiatives” said Karen Niparko, Executive Director of the Office of Human Resources.
“The Women’s Commission is grateful to Mayor Hancock for acknowledging and taking on these important issues around pay equity. By proceeding with the Commission’s recommendation to conduct a citywide gender pay equity analysis, the Mayor has demonstrated the city’s firm commitment to ensuring wage parity and to furthering Denver’s reputation as a premier city in which to live and work. The Commission is thrilled to see Denver taking the lead on issues of pay equity and equal opportunity benefits, and we are proud to stand with the Mayor in continuing these important efforts,” the Denver Women’s Commission said.
In partnership with the Mayor’s Office, It’s Time Network, and Human Resources, the Women’s Commission will host the It’s Time 2017 Denver Gender Equity Summit on May 31, 2017. The goal of the summit is to convene a cross-section of leaders, including metro-area mayors, foundations, and key stakeholders from the business and nonprofit sectors, to examine how internal practices and external guidelines can promote gender equity and inclusion in every workplace. The event is free and open to the public.
Details about the It’s Time 2017 Denver Gender Equity Summit:
Who: Denver Women’s Commission and partners
What: It’s Time 2017 Denver Gender Equity Summit
When: May 31, 2017 from 9:00am-6:00pm
Where: Auraria Campus-Tivoli Student Union, 890 Auraria Pkwy #410, Denver, CO 80204
For more information on the Segal Waters study summary, click HERE.
For more information about the It’s Time 2017 Denver Gender Equity Summit, click HERE.
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ABOUT THE DENVER WOMEN’S COMMISSION
The Denver Women’s Commission promotes the social, economic and political quality of life in Denver by assisting women in the attainment of equality and full opportunity by advocating for women; empowering women through coalition building, disseminating information and sharing community resources; monitoring and recommending legislation and proposed policy changes affecting women. The Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. They serve 2 year terms. Commissioners must live or work in the City and County of Denver.
Each year on April 22, people around the globe celebrate Earth Day by demonstrating the need for conservation and environmental responsibility. Denver Environmental Health is commemorating this important day by hosting is annual Earth Day Denver event on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wellington Webb Building Atrium (201 W. Colfax Ave).
Join more than 40 local businesses, non-profits and city agencies showing off unique ways to make Denver a greener place to live, work and play.
The free event features interactive and educational displays that demonstrate ways to live more sustainability in your home, community and work.
Attendees can learn about a diverse array of sustainable resources and activities including: peddling bikes to power a blender, powering electricity to KBCO with energisimple bikes, electric vehicle options, Maven car sharing, Denver Police Department, Denver Recycles, EPA, Congress Park Neighbors Green Team, hands on activities like creating art postcards for Mother Earth with Americas for Conservation and the Arts, home solar education with Production Solar Solutions, Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Solar Decathlon, mobile devices compliments of BriteStreet Energy, sample crickets and learn cooking techniques from Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch, and tour a tiny house provided by Xcel Energy.
Since the creation of Earth Day in 1970, people from around the world have come together to celebrate and promote environmental conservation and sustainability.
All activities and displays are designed to educate and engage residents in protecting our natural resources, and celebrate innovative and sustainable local projects, programs and businesses. Denver area residents, students and downtown employees are encouraged to stop by learn how Denver organizations are making it possible for everyone - to make difference.
Earth Day Denver is a Certified Green event, which ensures sustainable practices are in place to minimize the events impact on the planet. For more information about Denver’s Earth Day 2017, visit www.denvergov.org/EarthDay.
Denver’s Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is dedicated to advancing Denver’s environmental and public health goals. The divisions of DEH include Animal Protection, Community Health, Environmental Quality, Office of the Medical Examiner, and Public Health Inspections.
For more information about Environmental Health visit www.denvergov.org/EnvironmentalHealth. Follow us onTwitter.com/DenEnviroHealth.
Please join us at the Sun Valley Neighborhood Family Fair on Saturday, April 29th at the Fairview Elementary School, 2715 W. 11th Ave., Denver 80204. This event will be held from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Organizations attending are: Denver Workforce Services, Denver Public Library, Sun Valley Youth Center, Catholic Charities, Denver Housing, Lions Club and many more.
Please bring the family and there will be food, prizes, face painting for the children and fun activities.
Spread the word with the flyer here or in Spanish here.
The Denver Parks and Recreation Game Plan survey is now open! Your voice and input is invaluable. This survey will be open through May 31, 2017. It is available in English and Spanish. Click here to access the survey. At the end of the survey, you will have a chance to win $50 to Target as a thank you for your time. Help us spread the word to your neighbors!
**If you are part of an organization that would like paper versions of this survey dropped off, please email Laura.Morales@denvergov.org with the request.
About the Game Plan:
The Game Plan is Denveright’s community planning effort that creates a prioritized roadmap for adapting our parks system and recreational programming and amenities to meet the growing and changing needs of our city over the next 20 years. In a city as active and outdoor-oriented as Denver, our great parks system is essential to our quality of life. The Game Plan is an update of the initial guide adopted in 2003 that helped define Denver’s investments in park and recreational amenities throughout the city. Now is the time to focus on the continued evolution of our park and recreation system with particular consideration to our changing needs for recreation, public health, sustainability and resiliency in the face of growth, climate change and the dynamic changes happening in our city.
For questions about the Game Plan process, email: GamePlan@denvergov.org
¿Le presta valor a los programas y servicios del sistema de parques de Denver?
La encuesta para el Plan de Desarrollo de la Secretaría de Parques y Esparcimiento de Denver, ¡Ya está abierta! Esta encuesta estará abierta hasta el 31 de mayo. La tenemos en español e inglés. Presione aquí para comenzar la encuesta. ¡Ayúdenos a pasar la voz con sus vecinos! Al final de la encuesta, tendrá la oportunidad de ganarse una tarjeta a Target de $50 como agradecimiento por su tiempo.
**Si usted forma parte de una organización a la que le gustaría recibir una versión en papel de esta encuesta, comuníquese con Laura.Morales@denvergov.org con su solicitud.
Sobre el Game Plan:
La actualización del Plan de Denveright que va a guiar y a poner prioridad a inversiones en parques y recreación por los próximos 20 años. En una ciudad tan activa como Denver, un buen sistema de parques y esparcimiento es esencial. El Plan es una actualización de la guía inicial aprobada en 2003 que ayudó a definir las inversiones de Denver en el parque y servicios recreacionales a lo largo de la ciudad. Ahora es importante a centrarse en la evolución de nuestro sistema de parques y recreación con especial atención a nuestras necesidades de ejercicio, la salud pública, sostenibilidad y resiliencia frente al crecimiento, el cambio climático y los cambios dinámicos en nuestra ciudad.
Para mayores detalles sobre el proceso del Plan de Desarrollo, comuníquese a: GamePlan@denvergov.org
Denver Environmental Health is soliciting applications from residents and neighborhood organizations to join Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program.
Up to two neighborhoods will be selected for the program and will join the 11 participating neighborhoods: West Colfax, North City Park, Chaffee Park-Regis, Barnum, Villa Park, Green Valley Ranch, Baker, East Montclair/East Colfax, Congress Park, Highland, and La Alma-Lincoln Park. The program encourages and empowers residents to become active partners in making Denver a more vibrant and livable community.
Neighborhoods receive in-kind support from the City, in the form of printing, venue and catering fees, and staff time to assist with outreach and project development.
Participating Sustainable Neighborhoods earn credits for achieving sustainability goals by completing resident-led projects such as: encouraging neighbors to sign up for the City’s recycling and composting services, assessing neighborhood walkability and bikability, and hosting a workshop series at the local community garden. Depending on the number of credits earned in a given year, neighborhoods receive designation as a “Participating Sustainable Neighborhood” or as an “Outstanding Sustainable Neighborhood.”
"This program provides a structure that fosters social cohesion, community building, and resident action,” says Sustainable Neighborhoods Program Coordinator Taylor Moellers. “The work of designing and leading these sustainability projects at the neighborhood-level leads to more resilient, connected communities.”
To learn more about the program and apply, visit www.SustainableNeighborhoodNetwork.org/Denver. Sustainable Neighborhood applications are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 1st.
For more information, contact Taylor Moellers at Taylor.Moellers@denvergov.org or 720-865-5477.
Five years ago Mayor Michael B. Hancock envisioned a city where neighbors not only knew their neighbors but as a result felt safer and more connected to the communities they call home – Denver Days was the result of this vision brought to reality.
This year's Denver Days will take place from August 5th through the 13th!
We at the City and County of Denver encourage you to host block parties (we'll pay for the barricades), have picnics (we'll waive the park permit fees), or organize service projects!
To learn more or to register, visit www.denvergov.org/denverdays! And don’t forget to like Denver Days on Facebook!
Do you have any of these vehicles?
You may qualify for a FREE auto theft prevention device through the Honda 100 Project paid in full by the Denver Police Department.
The purpose of this Honda 100 Project is to determine whether electronic vehicle immobilizers that prevent vehicle engine from starting without the appropriate key can deter auto thieves from targeting vehicles in a specific area (District Four).
We are trying to find 100 vehicles in the District Four area to have these immobilization devices installed in. The device itself is worth over $600.00 but they are being given out and installed free of charge! The devices work by immobilizing 3 different circuits in the vehicle (fuel pump, starter, and ignition for example) unless a special key fob is present to turn the system off. The device is NOT GPS equipped and cannot track your vehicle. It equips older vehicles with the antitheft technology currently being used on newer vehicles.
For more information please call Officer Aranda at 720-913-0277 or Officer Beiriger at 720-913-0276
The COP Shop is a place for neighbors to pickup information on neighborhood safety, city services, police issues and graffiti removal. Our District 3 police officers will have their own office in the COP Shop to write reports, meet with citizens or just take a break. The police presence also provides additional safety for the entire shopping center. Police officers will have access to the facility on a 24/7 basis.
Volunteers will handle the day to day operations and assist the public with most requests and information. Volunteers are part of the Police Department (VIPS) Volunteers in Police Service. They have been trained by the Police Department and many of them are graduates of the Denver Police Department Citizens' Police Academy.
To become a COP Shop Volunteer contact Merce Lea, 720-210-4056, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Broadway COP Shop is located at 487 S Broadway, #300.
Between GNC and Radio Shack in The Broadway Marketplace at Alameda and Broadway.
Find an updated schedule with a new series of classes beginning next week at the Westwood Opportunity Center (855 S. Irving St.). These classes are open to all interested individuals for no cost.
The schedule is available online at http://connecthomedenver.org/classes-events/.
Read this month's e-news to learn about the GO Bond, Vision Zero and more. Click here!
SUMMER JOBS for low-income and disadvantaged Denver youth available at $9.30 thru the city! Sign up today! Learn more here.
Denver's Public Art Program, managed by Denver Arts & Venues, and the Red Rocks Art Selection Panel released a request for qualifications (RFQ) Thursday for a Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre art project.
Applications will be accepted at CallforEntry.org through April 27, 11:59 p.m. The budget for this project is $65,000, and is open to Colorado artists and artist teams only.
The vision is to incorporate permanent or semi-permanent artwork into transitional areas of the park, integrating natural and man-made areas at Red Rocks, and enhancing the visitor experience.
The selection panel seeks one-of-a-kind artwork(s) appropriate for Red Rocks, and for the diverse community that utilizes it for recreational and concert-going activities. The artwork should respect the natural scenery, and speak to the history and geology of the site. The artwork(s) should also provide a sense of excitement and discovery. The artwork(s) can be interactive or kinetic.
The selection panel is looking for artists who can demonstrate experience with integrating artwork into the built environment, either in a permanent or semi-permanent way. The selection panel is open to artwork in all medias and materials. Once selected as a finalist for the project, artists and/or artist teams will have the opportunity to select one or more sites for public art with final approval by Red Rocks staff and the Red Rocks Art Selection Panel.
For more information on the RFQ, please visit here
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