The Flourishing Art Scene in Denver
Discover the height of arts and culture in the Mile High City, thanks to galleries, museums, the Denver Center of Performing Arts and the newly opened Four Seasons Hotel Denver.
Denver is famous for outdoor adventure, but it’s also a dynamic centre for the visual arts, music and theatre.
Whether you’re visiting the Colorado capital for business or leisure, Four Seasons Hotel Denver can enhance your stay by making arrangements for great entertainment.
Just across the street you’ll find the 10-theatre Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), the second-largest performing arts centre in the world, after New York’s Lincoln Center. And Four Seasons is an art gallery in itself with nearly 1,200 paintings and sculptures—90% by Colorado artists.
Here’s a brief calendar of upcoming events:
Mamma Mia!—November 2–7, 2010, at the Buell Theatre (DCPA)
The ultimate feel-good musical keeps crowds coming back for more. Ask about the Mamma Mia hotel and theatre package.
Denver Arts Week—November 5–13, 2010
Special events during Denver Arts Week showcase more than a dozen museums, 40 performing arts groups, eight neighbourhood arts districts and 100 art galleries.
First Friday Art Walk—First Friday of every month, year-round
This dynamic monthly event brings huge crowds to more than 60 galleries and artist studios. The Art District on Santa Fe is a five-minute drive from Four Seasons.
The Nutcracker—November 27–December 26, 2010, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House (DCPA)
Experience the holiday tradition by the Colorado Ballet—featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, unforgettable characters and dazzling costumes and scenery.
Rebecca DiDomenico—through January 9, 2011, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
The Colorado artist has transformed a gallery into a cave filled with 60,000 shimmering mica scales and preserved butterfly wings. Within an easy walk from Four Seasons.
“Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs”—through January 9, 2011, at the Denver Art Museum
This breakthrough exhibition features more than 50 objects, including the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed. Arrive by complimentary Four Seasons car service.
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons—January 14–16, 2011, at Boettcher Concert Hall (DCPA)
The Colorado Symphony is joined by conductor Matthew Halls and violinist Jennifer Koh for one of the most popular works of all time.
Rusalka—February 12–20, 2011, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House (DCPA)
Opera Colorado performs Dvorak’s beloved fairy-tale opera, based on the folk story of a water sprite, Rusalka, who falls in love with a mortal man.
Billy Elliot the Musical—May 10–June 5, 2011, at the Buell Theatre (DCPA)
The Tony-winning musical about a small-town boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class.
If you’re still in the mood for mountain adventure, combine your time in Denver with a stay at Four Seasons Resort Vail—opening in December 2010—to enjoy winter skiing and snowboarding and warm-weather fly fishing, biking, hiking and golf.
To learn how Four Seasons can turn your Denver stay into a work of art, learn more about its special winter packages.