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Communities Lifting Voices: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies


With the number of screens in front of kids increasing more and more, some organizations are attempting to get kids out and looking up at the sky. The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, hosts a number of engaging summer programs for kids and adults. In this... Read More ⇒

Communities Lifting Voices: Museum of Outdoor Arts


We know that art happens around us every day if we know where to look. The Museum of Outdoor Arts takes this a step further by bringing art into our every day lives in unique ways. Whether it's a series of sculptures in Englewood or a living wall at Fiddler's Green, this dynamic outdoor art... Read More ⇒

Communities Lifting Voices: Parker Schoolhouse


Anyone driving down Main Street in the Town of Parker takes note of a unique building - the original Parker Consolidated Schoolhouse. Now converted into space for artists to gather and create, some residents of Parker still remember other lessons they learned there.   Thanks to Gary and... Read More ⇒

Communities Lifting Voices: Access Gallery


At Access Gallery, young artists are given the opportunity to display their work and flex their creative imaginations. The inclusive environment provided by this organization allows young people with disabilities to create, learn, and forge a new future for themselves.   Thanks to... Read More ⇒

Communities Lifting Voices: Third Law Dance/Theater


It is impossible to measure the impact that one person can have on an organization, an art form, or a community. This is especially the case with Third Law Dance/Theater, based in Boulder. The co-founder of this company, Jimmy LaVita, was a force of nature in the Boulder arts community and... Read More ⇒

Communities Lifting Voices: MCA Denver


The next installment of the Communities Lifting Voices Storytelling project shines a spotlight on the next generation.  MCA Denver’s innovative programs for teens provide young people the space to explore their creativity, the opportunity to develop their interests, and the means to... Read More ⇒

Communities Lifting Voices: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum


Lest We Forget: The Mission is a powerful statement on preserving the heritage of American combat pilots.  This bronze exhibit was created by Major Frederic Arnold, USAAC (Ret) to capture the valor, spirit, and memory of his fellow airmen that perished during WWII combat.  As a part of the... Read More ⇒

Tier III Updated Allocation Meeting Dates


Arapahoe County: Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm at Arapahoe County Administration Building, 5334 S Prince St. Littleton, CO 80120 Broomfield County: Monday, June 5, 2017 from 6:00-8:30pm at Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library, Eisenhower Room, 3 Community Park Rd. Broomfield, CO 80020 ... Read More ⇒

SCFD Tier III 2017 Final Grant Report Due This Friday at 4pm


Any organization that received SCFD Tier III funding between October 2015 and September 2016 must complete the Tier III Final Grant Report. Please remember this is a new grants management system and you will need to create an account. Not sure if you have a report due? Click here to see... Read More ⇒

Come to the SCFD Grant Application Workshops!


Grant Application Workshops There are three opportunities (in-person and online) for you to learn about the Tier III grant process and application. These trainings will review the SCFD Application form, highlighting areas of importance/change, including the Financial Sections, and will discuss... Read More ⇒

SCFD Board Appoints Deborah Jordy as Next SCFD Executive Director


After an extensive eight-month search, the Board of Directors of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) has announced the appointment of Deborah Jordy as the District's new executive director. Ms. Jordy follows Peg Long, who will retire at the end of the year after more than nine... Read More ⇒

SCFD Board Announces Finalists for Executive Director Position


The Board of Directors of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District has named two finalists in its search for the district's next Executive Director. The two Denver area finalists are Deborah Jordy and Christiano Sosa. The SCFD Board will host a public reception with the finalists from... Read More ⇒

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts New Economic Activity Study


The latest CBCA Economic Activity Study is now available on the SCFD website here: Read More ⇒

SCFD Distributes $7,649,204 to Metro Area County Cultural Organizations


At the meeting on Thursday, September 22, 2016, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Board of Directors approved distribution of $7,649,204 to two hundred and forty-six (246) scientific and cultural organizations in seven Denver Metro Counties. The Board of Directors heard... Read More ⇒

SCFD Executive Director Search Update


Applications for the position of Executive Director (ED) of the SCFD closed at midnight on Thursday, September 15.  The SCFD Board of Directors will host a public reception with finalists for the SCFD ED position from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Children's Museum... Read More ⇒

SCFD Board Certifies 28 Regional Organizations for 2016


SCFD Board Certifies 28 Regional Organizations for 2016 August 26, 2016 - At their regular meeting on Thursday, August 25, the Board of Directors of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) approved a resolution identifying those regional organizations that have met... Read More ⇒

SCFD Eligibility Open House


Join us Tuesday, August 30 for the SCFD Eligibility Open House What?   The SCFD Office welcomes you to join us in a conversation about your organization's eligibility application. Do you have questions about the application?  Are you unsure if the forms you are submitting are the... Read More ⇒

Annual Report, 2015 Audit, and SCFD Rack Card Now Available for Your Viewing Pleasure!


SCFD has posted the 2015 Annual Report and 2015 Audit online, available here: The SCFD Rack Card is available for viewing here:   Thank you to all the organizations... Read More ⇒

Fun for the Fourth!


We are in full summer swing! As always in Colorado, I find there is too much to do. Between the farmer’s markets, summer concerts, hikes, and more, it is easy to miss an enjoyable summer activity. So here is a (small) list of what is coming up amongst our SCFD organizations for Independence... Read More ⇒

Spotlight! The Boulder Chamber Orchestra and Bahman Saless


The Boulder Chamber Orchestra strives for artistic excellence while promoting classical musical arts and education in Boulder, Colorado. The creative master powering it all? Music Director, Bahman Saless. Bahman began his practice of music in his teens, when he studied the violin. While fostering a... Read More ⇒

Spotlight! The Art Students League of Denver and Rachel Basye


Since opening in 1987, the Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) has invited the public to learn artistic practice in its creative halls at the hands of established artists. Offering classes and studios, ASLD has grown through the years, with programming for all ages and skill-levels. We had the... Read More ⇒

Are You an Artist?


The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Denver recently announced a plan to offer self-declared artists complimentary memberships. This could prove vital to artists creating in the Denver metropolitan area. Contemporary art is to artists what groundbreaking research is to scientists. An opportunity... Read More ⇒

It's that time of year again...


Alright everyone. Now that we are beyond the candy and costumes, it is time for the most wonderful time of the year.  It's Denver Arts Week! That magical week that comes once a year, bringing artistic joy. This year, the arts and cultural merriment will last November 6-14. It all starts... Read More ⇒

Elementary, my dear Colorado!


Last Friday, the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes opened at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This exciting new exhibition showcases the world and connotation of the great Sherlock Holmes. An homage to both Sherlock and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this show balances the... Read More ⇒

Cherry Arts Festival Promises an Art-Filled Weekend for All!


The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is set to host the CherryArts Fesitval at Stanley Marketplace this weekend. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival, a longstanding Colorado purveyor of art, hosts an annual prestigious summer art market, as well as providing educational programming - "CherryArts Education."... Read More ⇒

Lemon Sponge Cake performs this Sunday at Babi Yar Park in Denver


The Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet mission is to bring new concepts and realities to the field of danceand its audiences, via the performance of new work, new choreography that takes risk, and express the unpredictable and unexpected. International choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl... Read More ⇒

The Denver Zoo hosts Nature Connects, Art with LEGO Bricks


The Denver Zoo has brought an award-winning, traveling exhibit features life-size, and even some larger than life, animal and plant sculptures created using LEGO bricks. More than 35 sculptures will be scattered throughout the Zoo, representing animals people can find in both North America and... Read More ⇒

The Children's Museum Expansion Project


The Children’s Museum of Denver is expanding and the grand re-opening will be in late 2015! Along with a doubling in size and new entrance, there are several new exhibits for the kids to enjoy. Altitude Guests can experience the thrill of risk-taking and the feeling of accomplishment as... Read More ⇒

The artwork of Shohini Ghosh is displayed at Cherokee Ranch and Castle


India-born, Shohini Ghosh, is one of the country’s few women sculptors working and creating in the United States. The Denver-based artist’s work ranges from Impressionistic bronze sculptures to metal murals. “I love the challenge of converting cold, hard metal into the soft,... Read More ⇒

City Park Jazz begins its summer concert series!


City Park Jazz, a Denver-based nonprofit organization, is now in its 29th season of free concerts in the park! Through June, July and August, Sunday concerts at Denver’s City Park will be held at the bandstand by the Pavilion. Concerts take place from 6-8 PM, rain or shine. The artists and... Read More ⇒

Denver Botanic Garden’s New Summer Exhibit is Open


The Denver Botanic Gardens hosts a summer artist exhibit with sculptures in the garden. Last year’s exhibit was the wildly successful Chihuly. This year’s anticipated summer is exhibit is now open! Deborah Butterfield: the nature of horses opened on May 23. Many people will recognize her... Read More ⇒

Broomfield Symphony Orchestra performs Go West!


Broomfield Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the 2014-2015 season is Go West!, a concert celebrating the Wild West through movie soundtracks and other famous themes. Some pieces that will be performed are: The Cowboys Overture (John Williams), Dances With... Read More ⇒

"Selections from the Collection" Opens this Week at the Museum of Outdoor Arts


Visit the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) in Englewood to see new and unique art sculptures! Despite its name, the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ main gallery is indoors at the Englewood Civic Center. This gallery is constantly changing its exhibits, and just opened a new feature exhibit this weekend:... Read More ⇒

Discover Robots at Longmont Museum's New Summer Exhibit


Visit the Longmont Museum’s exciting new exhibit, Robots Rising, which opened this Saturday! Robots Rising is the Longmont Museum's newest hands-on summer exhibit.  Kids and adults will have fun discovering what makes a robot work, discover robots in pop culture, and drive a rover... Read More ⇒

Millions of Years of Colorado History at Dinosaur Ridge


Now that the weather is getting warmer, there are many outdoor organizations to visit with unique and exciting programming! One great place to visit is Dinosaur Ridge, located in Morrison, CO. Dinosaur Ridge has miles of trails that exhibit and preserve real Colorado dinosaur fossils, tracks, and... Read More ⇒

Explore the Outdoors at the Bluff Lake Nature Center


Bluff Lake Nature Center is the largest wildlife refuge in Denver, offering four distinct habitats on 123 acres: grasslands, wetlands, forest, and the lake. The area has a diversity of wildlife that is rarely found so close to urban areas of Colorado. Visitors can walk and jog on trails while... Read More ⇒

Celebrate Dia del Niño This Weekend


The Mexican Cultural Center presents their annual Dia del Niño celebrations this weekend! Dia del Niño (Children’s Day) is a day that celebrates children and offers free cultural activities for them to enioy! On Saturday, April 25, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will... Read More ⇒

Denver Art Museum Now Free for Kids


This week, the Denver Art Museum announced that general admission for visitors ages 18 and under will be free every day! “Free for Kids” will also include free youth group and field trip visits and include a new transportation fund for these trips. All special exhibits will be $5 for... Read More ⇒

Joan Miró at the Denver Art Museum


The Denver Art Museum opened an exciting new exhibit this week titled Joan Miró: Instinct and Imagination. Miró (1893-1983) is a Catalan artist who grew up in Barcelona, Spain. His work includes paintings, sculpture and drawings, and is often linked to Surrealism. This exhibition of... Read More ⇒

41st Annual Denver March Powwow is One Week Away!


On the weekend of March 20-22, the Denver March Powwow will be held at the Denver Coliseum. This exciting event features competing dancers and drum groups, and will also have tribal storytelling, hip hop presentations, booths that sell authentic American Indian arts and crafts, and delicious Fry... Read More ⇒

Learn about Colorado Nature and Wildlife with the Audubon Society of Greater Denver


The Audubon Society of Greater Denver offers lots of activities that get people exploring outside and learning about birds and other wildlife in Colorado.  At the Audubon Center, its main location south of Denver, the organization offers both classes and outdoor hikes.  The Center provides... Read More ⇒

Westminster Historical Society Showcases the Past 150 Years of Colorado History


The City of Westminster was founded in the nineteenth century.  Since then, many notable local historical events have taken place.  The Westminster Historical Society was formed in 1962 to promote and preserve this local Colorado history.  The Westminster Historical Society displays... Read More ⇒

See Oscar Nominated Films and SCFD Collaboration Series at the Sie FilmCenter


The Denver Film Society (DFS) presents a variety of films (documentaries, classics, award winners, and more) and film programs at its Sie FilmCenter.  This week you can see Oscar-nominated films including Boyhood, Foxcatcher, and Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts.  DFS is also... Read More ⇒

From Beethoven to Andy Warhol: the Arvada Center Offers Exciting New Programming this Winter


The Arvada Center, which opened in 1976, is one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary art centers.  It offers art exhibits, music concerts, plays, kids’ classes, and more.  Starting now and in the next couple of weeks, the Arvada Center is beginning new and exciting... Read More ⇒

Visit Museo de las Americas’ New Spring Exhibit and Monthly Events


Museo de las Americas, in collaboration with The History of Colorado Center, presents their spring exhibit, CHICANO. The exhibit features art produced from the Chicano Movimiento in the 1970s. Featured artists include: Carlos Fresquez, Delilah Montoya, Daniel Salazar and Francisco Zamora. Chicano... Read More ⇒

Clyfford Still Museum Offers Free Fridays in 2015


Clyfford Still Museum Offers Free Fridays in 2015   In appreciation of the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SFCD), and in the spirit of community engagement, the Museum will offer free admission on select days throughout the year. This year,... Read More ⇒

Longmont Museum Offers Free Days Every Second Saturday


Longmont Museum Offers Free Days Every Second Saturday The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center features changing exhibits in history, art, and science, as well as the award-winning Front Range Rising, a long-term exhibit on the history and culture of the Longmont region. The Museum also... Read More ⇒

2015 Free Days at SCFD Organizations


2015 Free Days at SCFD Organizations One special feature of SCFD organizations is the ability to offer free or reduced price days throughout the year. Every month there is a free day offered at an organization (sometimes more than one!). The biggest organizations, the Denver Art Museum, Denver... Read More ⇒

SCFD Organizations Host New Year’s Celebrations for Kids!


SCFD Organizations Host New Year’s Celebrations for Kids! The Children’s Museum and WOW! Museum are both hosting daytime New Year’s Eve celebrations that start early, so that kids can celebrate the New Year too. WOW! is hosting two daytime celebrations on December 31 that include... Read More ⇒

CHAC’s Annual Christmas Mercado

Katherine Wilson | 2014-12-08

CHAC’s Annual Christmas Mercado The Chicano Humanities & Arts Council (CHAC) is hosting “Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe & The Christmas Mercado” Annual Show and Sale from December 3-23! This fair trade market features a variety of gifts from around the... Read More ⇒

Holiday Light Displays


Several organizations in the Denver metro area host annual holiday light displays from December – January.  These amazing events take place (mostly outdoors) at their respective locations.  The Denver Botanic Gardens’ Blossoms of Light features lights of every color decorated... Read More ⇒

Starz Denver Film Festival is from November 12-23


Starz Denver Film Festival is from November 12-23 The 37th annual Starz Film Festival is beginning this week! The festival features over 250 films from around the world. The Denver Film Society organizes this festival and hosts many of the films at the Sie FilmCenter, its home theater in Denver.... Read More ⇒

Museum of Contemporary Art’s New Exhibit Opens This Week


Museum of Contemporary Art’s New Exhibit Opens This Week A new six month exhibit that will be located throughout the entire building of MCA Denver is opening this Thursday. “Myopia” by Mark Mothersbaugh, best known for being a musician in the band Devo, features his art from the... Read More ⇒

Clyfford Still Museum’s New Exhibit


Clyfford Still Museum’s New Exhibit The Clyfford Still Museum has a new exhibition titled The War Begins: Clyfford Still’s Paths to Abstraction. This exhibit features Still’s experiences of World War II, from 1939-1945, as well as the beginnings of his work in abstraction. ... Read More ⇒

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with SCFD Organizations


Celebrate Día de los Muertos with SCFD Organizations Many of our organizations educate citizens about, and celebrate, the important holiday Día de los Muertos this month. This is a traditional Mexican celebration that is a joyful remembrance in which death is recognized as a natural... Read More ⇒

SCFD Website Makes It Easier to Find Organizations


SCFD Website Makes It Easier to Find Organizations Looking for an easier way to find SCFD supported organizations?  The SCFD website now has a new “Find Organization” feature!  You can search for organization by name, discipline, county, zip code, or a combination of those... Read More ⇒

Su Teatro Premieres "ENRIQUE'S JOURNEY"


Su Teatro Premieres "ENRIQUE'S JOURNEY" Su Teatro’s season opener on September 18th is "Enrique's Journey".   After a 3 week run, the production goes to Los Angeles, California to perform for one month at the Los Angeles Theatre Center ( for a month-long... Read More ⇒

Colorado Ballet’s New Season Begins


Colorado Ballet’s New Season Begins The Colorado Ballet, a nonprofit organization established in 1961, is beginning its 2014-2015 season on September 26.  This is their 54th season!  The year begins with performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the infamous comedy by... Read More ⇒

Colorado Chautauqua Brings Edgar Allen Poe to the Boulder Outdoors


Colorado Chautauqua Brings Edgar Allen Poe to the Boulder Outdoors The Colorado Chautauqua’s unique Theatre Hikes is presenting Three Tales of Poe for its fall hike! The Theatre Hikes are a family friendly event in which hikers explore the outdoors on a trail while stopping to watch scenes... Read More ⇒

Tesoro’s 13th Annual Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market is Coming Up!


Tesoro’s 13th Annual Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market is Coming Up! On the weekend of September 27 and 28, Tesoro is presenting its FREE annual Art Market event.  This event showcases some of the many events and activities of Tesoro.  The Tesoro Cultural Center is... Read More ⇒

Schools: Sign Up for Field Trips to Your Favorite SCFD Organizations Now!


Schools: Sign Up for Field Trips to Your Favorite SCFD Organizations Now! SCFD and the Scientific and Cultural Collaborative (SCC), a partnership of SCFD organizations, have created a directory for schools to find and sign up for field trips to our organizations.  Programs are sorted by grade... Read More ⇒

Complete Your Summer with a Visit to the Plains Conservation Center!


Complete Your Summer with a Visit to the Plains Conservation Center! The Plains Conservation Center (PCC) is a great place to visit during the summer and experience the Colorado Plains.  This state-designated outdoor area preserves the prairie ecosystem so that visitors can learn about... Read More ⇒

New Concert Season is Beginning Soon at the Colorado Symphony


Tickets are now on sale for the Colorado Symphony’s 2014/2015 season!  The season will begin on September 13 with an end of summer celebration called “Red Rocks on a High Note.”  This exciting concert takes place outdoors at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre.  The... Read More ⇒

New Exhibition at the Denver Art Museum


The Denver Art Museum is featuring a new, mid-summer exhibition called Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective.  According to the museum, this exhibition is part of a tradition of bringing exhibitions to Denver, like Becoming Van Gogh, that provide an inside look into an artist’s... Read More ⇒

Chihuly Glass in the Gardens


After more than three years of planning, this weekend the Denver Botanic Gardens opens its outdoor exhibition of glass artwork by Dale Chihuly, June 14th. Chihuly is one of the most well known artists in glass sculpting. He has had exhibits all over the world, ranging in size and form, his artwork... Read More ⇒

Seven Counties of Impact


The SCFD funds nonprofit organizations and agencies of local government that provide cultural benefit to the Denver Metro Area residents. SCFD was approved by voters (and reauthorized twice!) due to the positive cultural impact it provides metro residents. The SCFD spans a seven county region,... Read More ⇒

So what exactly is the SCFD and what does it do?


Many people don't know a whole lot about the SCFD, only about the great organizations that SCFD funds: the Denver Zoo, Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Denver Botanic Gardens. And thats okay, we kind of like it that way. Through... Read More ⇒

Why was SCFD Created?


In August 1981, Denver’s Office of Budget and Management informed its four main city-operated cultural institutions – the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Zoo, the Museum of Natural History and the Denver Botanic Gardens – that their subsidies for 1982 would be slashed by $2 million.... Read More ⇒

Robots at the Hanger


Ever see robots on tv or in the movies? Think The Jetsons, Bicentennial Man, or iRobot. Thinking that it’s all fictional, that there is no way these stories could play out? Well maybe not quite yet, but potentially in the near future. As technology advances, the capabilities of robots are... Read More ⇒

A Long Journey Home


The Denver Museum of Nature and Science have devoted their energy to sending sacred statues back to Kenya, and their effort has finally paid off. The return of the 30 sacred statues, also known as Vigango, carved wooden statues, has been announced. While it has been more than five years since The... Read More ⇒

Cultural Classes for All Ages


Don’t be fooled by all the snow on the ground, summer will be here before you know it!  Now is a great time to start investigating all of the enriching spring classes and summer camps metro area organizations have to offer.  Remember, you don’t have to be a kid to take... Read More ⇒

Grand Opening for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Megan Garn | 2014-02-10

Feb. 14, the opening of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s exhibit: “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed.” Not only is this the opening of the largest exhibition on the ancient Maya ever displayed in the United States, but is also marks the grand opening of the museum’s... Read More ⇒

Donation to the Denver Art Museum that puts Denver on the Map

Megan Garn | 2014-01-14

The Denver Art Museum just announced that it has received their largest donation ever today, from a man named Frederic C. Hamilton. Hamilton, a pioneer in America’s oil industry in the late 1960s, not only serves as Chairman of the Hamilton Companies he helped create, but also serves as the... Read More ⇒

SCFD Celebrates Leadership, Arts Advocacy & Volunteerism


On Wednesday, November 20th 2013 the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District will host the Rex Morgan Awards in Ponti Hall at the Denver Art Museum honoring nominees and award recipient Rita Flores de Wallace.  Enjoy performances by the Martin Gilmore Trio of Swallow Hill Music, Mudra... Read More ⇒

Explosive Exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science


Can you huff, puff and blow a house in? Does toast always tend to land butter-side down? Does running in the rain get you less wet than walking through it? Can you really make a canoe out of duct tape? Mythbusters: the Explosive Exhibit opens today at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. ... Read More ⇒

Get Lost at the Corn Maze


Fall is in the air and what not a better way to take it all in than at Denver Botanic Garden Chatfield’s Corn Maze?  This year the maze is a Colorado flag design, sure to be a challenge for the whole family!  Denver Botanic Garden’s Chatfield will also have hay rides, pony... Read More ⇒

B-Cultured: Great Art & One Sweet Ride


The Clyfford Still Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver), and Denver B-Cycle have an exciting new partnership called B-cultured where you can petal your way from one museum to the next.  At only $25 (or better yet $15 for Clyfford Still Museum or MCA Denver members) the package... Read More ⇒

Dragon Boat Time


This weekend enjoy one of the metropolitan area’s best festivals- The Dragon Boat Festival.  The festival includes, dragon boat races, an Asian marketplace, and many activities at the main performing arts stage.  The festival also has robust programming for the little tikes, dubbed... Read More ⇒

Happening Now: Biennial of the Americas


Downtown Denver celebrates North, Central, and South America is this invigorating festival from July 16 through September 2, 2013. Highlights of the celebration include public symposiums, clinicas, dynamic cultural programs, events, and exhibitions.  For more information on the plethora of... Read More ⇒

"Live Love Art"


This weekend, July 5, 6, & 7 is the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival.   One of the regions largest festival, the Cherry Creek Art Festival is not only visually stimulating, but it also offers superior culinary experiences, live performances, and fun activities for the kids.  The 2013... Read More ⇒

Take Flight! Spend the Day at Wing's Over the Rockies


Now here is something truely unique!  From 10am-2pm, Saturday June 15 is Cockpit Demo Day at Wings Over the Rockies Aviation Museum.  Wing's has partnered with Aviation Xtreme Flight Simulation Center to create a new interactive experience for aviation lovers.  So put down those video... Read More ⇒

Summer Art Market is here!

SCFD | 2013-06-05

Art Students League of Denver hosts their annual Summer Art Market this weekend June 8th and 9th at 200 Grant Street. The Market opens at 10:00am both days and runs till 7:00pm Saturday and 5:00pm Sunday.  Make a day of it!  Pick up a new piece of local art for the home, enjoy free... Read More ⇒

Dreaming of a Free Shakespeare Play?

SCFD | 2013-05-22

This Friday, May 24, you can attend a wonderful ballet performance of Shakespeare’s romantic-comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch, presented by the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association and the Metro District of Highlands Ranch. Theatre... Read More ⇒

Cozy up to Bluff Lake Nature Center's Fireside Chat!

SCFD | 2013-05-14

Fireside Chats are back at Bluff Lake Nature Center this summer! Starting thursday, May 30, visitors of the Bluff Lake Nature Center can attend one of the bi-weekly chats which are both fun and educational. This week’s Fireside Chat presentation - Children’s Music, is presented by Music... Read More ⇒

American Visionaries: Dorothea Lange and Maynard Dixon at the Longmont Museum

SCFD | 2013-05-07

Here at SCFD one of our main focuses is to ensure that cultural happenings are accessible to all citizens of the District.  Did I mention we love free days? Keep reading to learn about our top free day for this weekend... The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center is hosting their monthly... Read More ⇒

Chug On Down to the Colorado Railroad Museum

SCFD | 2013-05-01

The Colorado Railroad Museum is offering free admission this coming Saturday, May 4th. The old iron horse has captivated the minds of Americans for generations and is an integral part of Colorado’s history. The Colorado Railroad Museum does a fantastic job of instructing patrons on the lives... Read More ⇒

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Is Just The Ticket

SCFD | 2013-04-23

The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra wraps up its 2012-2013 season, this Saturday, April, 27 with Land of the Midnight Sun at the Macky Auditorium in Boulder. The concert draws its inspiration from Scandinavia and Nordic cultures with an emphasis on nature. Michael Butterman, music director... Read More ⇒

Día del Niño- Enjoy it Once or Twice!


Día del Niño at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Saturday, April 20, 2013 Free Admission! 11am-1pm Enjoy an afternoon of fun with your young ones by joining BMoCA for a festive children’s day celebration, a traditional Mexican holiday.  Activities include... Read More ⇒

Denver Museum of Nature and Science Celebrates Earth Day

SCFD | 2013-04-15

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is holding a SCFD Community Free Day Sunday, April 21 in celebration of Earth Day. The day includes many exciting activities for all ages including an anniversary celebration of the snarling Saber Tooth Cat, which has been a museum fixture for startling... Read More ⇒

FREE DAY at the Movies!

SCFD | 2013-04-10

The Denver Film Society is hosting a FREE DAY Thursday, April 11 starting at 1pm as a thank you for the community support the Denver Film Society has received since their move to their Colfax location in 2010. For those of you who don’t know, the Sie Film Center is located at 2510 E. Colfax,... Read More ⇒

Take in Some Art... For Free!


The arts give us insight to beauty, form, and expression of emotion, and our own inner creativity-  and this weekend admission is free to two of the Denver metropolitan area's best art museums!  Mark your calenders- both the Denver Art Museum and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art have... Read More ⇒

Spring is Here!


As the last wisps of winter wane, the Wildlife Experience Heralds the coming of spring with its annual Spring Extravaganza Saturday, March 30. The event includes many activities, crafts, and games for all ages with a “conservation twist”. To attend the event, simply purchase a regular... Read More ⇒

Happy St. Patrick's Day from SCFD!

Erica | 2013-03-15

So many events going on in the community to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  Here are a couple of our favorites! March 15th Gobs O'Phun St. Pat's Concert at Swallow Hill"This show will be more entertaining than any other musical event scheduled to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Come... Read More ⇒

Clyfford with a "Why"

Erica | 2013-03-08

On Friday March 15, at the Boettcher Concert Hall, see a fantastic collaboration between two of my favorite organizations- the Colorado Symphony and the Clyfford Still Museum.  "Projected images of Still’s work, provided by Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum, will be shown throughout... Read More ⇒

Take a ride at the Colorado Railroad Museum

Erica | 2013-03-01

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - Admission to the Colorado Railroad is Free! The Colorado Railroad Museum is such a unique SCFD organization and we are lucky to have something so fun in the metro area!  Best time to visit the museum?  This Saturday on a free admission day of course!... Read More ⇒

Bugs We Love, Saturday February 23rd at the Butterfly Pavilion

Erica | 2013-02-22

Stay inside this weekend and have a bugtastic day at the Butterfly Pavilion! The Butterfly Pavilion presents the “Bugs We Love Event,” this Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  In addition, to the Pavilion's already amazing and educational exhibits there will be... Read More ⇒

Mammoths and Mastodons at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Erica | 2013-02-15

A huge exhibit opens at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science today, Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age.  This highly interactive exhibit is educational, stimulating, and entertaining for all ages!  Learn about baby mammoth Lyuba, the best preserved mammoth is ever... Read More ⇒

Georgia O'Keeffe opens at the Denver Art Museum Sunday!

Erica | 2013-02-08

The Denver Art Museum is on a roll! Last fall audiences were thrilled by Becoming Van Gogh and now this spring DAM will wow audiences once again with Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land.  O'Keefe is typically known for large format flora representations, but... Read More ⇒

Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project


Light /The Holocaust & Humanity Project is a full-length contemporary ballet and Holocaust education partnership that promotes the protection of human rights against bigotry and hate through arts, education, and public dialogue. Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project will... Read More ⇒

A Journey of the Human Spirit


Viktor Ullmann’s opera “The Emperor of Atlantis” and Garrett Ammon’s world premiere dance set to Ofer Ben-Amots’ “From Darkness to Light” A unique collaboration between the Mizel Arts and Cultural Center, the Colorado Symphony, Central City... Read More ⇒

Happy New Year


2013 is upon us, and I am really excited to begin such an vibrant year.  Change is definitely in the air here at the SCFD office.  Staff has been working diligently over the past couple of years to launch the new Tier III grant application on WESTAF's Grants Online™ platform and it... Read More ⇒

Popsicle Goes to School


Did you know that the Alliance Project partners the arts, cultural and science organizations who are Full members with teachers in creating curriculum applications and learning opportunities for students.  Without cost to the school, performances, workshops, guest... Read More ⇒

2012 Rex Morgan Award Ceremony


    Vicki Sterling’s name has officially been in engraved on the Rex Morgan Tribute sculpture. She has joined a growing list of amazing individuals who have served our cultural community.  Last week artist, Patrick Marold, engraved the name of the latest recipient of... Read More ⇒

2012 CBCA Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture is Available Now!


The 2012 CBCA Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture has been released and has been a big hit!  Biannually CBCA collects data from SCFD organizations to produce the Economic Activity Study to show the impacts arts, culture, and science have on our community.  Total economic... Read More ⇒

Now Accepting Rex Morgan Nominations!


Who’s name will be engraved next? It’s official!  The 2012 Rex Morgan Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 14th from 5:30-7:00pm at the Studio Lofts at the Denver Arts Complex.  Join us for an evening full of entertainment and celebrating those great people who have... Read More ⇒

2012 Rex Morgan Award


Rex Morgan Tribute, giving back to the community. In 2009, a committee was formed to commission a public art sculpture to highlight the contributions of the recipients of the Rex Morgan Award, to elevate awareness of SCFD and Mr. Morgan’s contributions and to thank the public for over 20... Read More ⇒

Get to Know Your SCFD!


In May the five Tier I institutions gave their annual presentations to the SCFD Board of Directors at their monthly meeting.  To tell the truth this is one of my favorite board meeting.  It is a great time to learn about upcoming things happening at the Tier I's, and it is always inspiring... Read More ⇒

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