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Life is more colorful with SCFD

We fund culture

Seven counties. 300 organizations. One mission: To make sure you have amazing experiences. Let us introduce you to our funded partners.

Denver Brass logo
Performing Arts
The Denver Brass
Mission Statement
To bring the highest quality of brass performance and literature to a diverse and expanding audience in the seven-county region, the state of Colorado, the United States and the world. To educate audiences in regard to musical styles and the art of brass playing. To educate brass musicians in technical and musical skills. To contribute to new brass literature through commissions and publication.
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Cherry Creek Theatre logo
Performing Arts
Cherry Creek Theatre
Mission Statement
To enhance and enrich the vitality of Cherry Creek through theater and the arts by producing a broad range of theatrical and artistic productions of the highest quality that will be entertaining, educational, and diverse.
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Dancers at Tango Colorado
Cultural History
Tango Colorado
Mission Statement
To provide a forum where people can meet regularly to learn, practice, perform and enjoy Argentine Tango dance, music and culture.
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CJRO with Heidi Schmidt and orchestra
Performing Arts
Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra
Mission Statement
Our purpose is to establish an active community within the freedom and culture expressed inauthentic and engaging jazz experiences. As a performing arts organization, our goal is to strengthen the community through jazz performances, recordings, and education. Jazz musictransports the listener through the best of the past, as well as the direction of the future.
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Cal-Wood logo
Natural History
Cal-Wood Education Center
Mission Statement
Cal-Wood’s mission is to offer a unique outdoor educational experience to youth and adults. Our founding vision has guided our organization since 1982: to inspire a greater appreciation for the natural world; to offer environmental education to those who would not otherwise experience it; and to provide unique educational opportunities in a special mountain setting. In all programs, Cal-Wood strives to grow the diversity and number of people who
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Lone Tree Arts Center logo
Performing Arts
Lone Tree Arts Center
Mission Statement
To produce and present remarkable professional experiences; prioritize the patron experience; create arts engagement opportunities for children, seniors, and other underserved communities; and place a high value on planning and professional stewardship.
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Open Studios logo
Visual Arts
Open Studios
Mission Statement
To advance and enrich the visual arts and promote the role of artists in the Boulder community.
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Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys logo
Cultural History
Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
Mission Statement
To provide educational and cultural services to the greater Rocky Mountain region through the preservation, exhibition, collection and interpretation of the visual arts using miniatures, dolls and toys.
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Colorado Repertory Singers logo
Performing Arts
Colorado Repertory Singers
Mission Statement
For the education, cultural enlightenment, and entertainment of the public through the presentation of a variety of choral music; Provides singers of all ages an environment that encourages musical growth, provides access to a full range of vocal works, and fosters a sense of community among its membership.
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Northglenn Arts logo
Performing Arts
Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation
Mission Statement
To nurture and maintain the cultural arts and sciences for the benefit of our community.
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SCFD funds over 300 organizations in the 7-county Denver metro area.

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Free Days Are Back

Enjoy in-person and virtual programming from the cultural community. Please always check with organizations prior to attending as dates and times are subject to change.

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City of Lakewood Heritage, Culture & Arts
Rockin' Block Party
Sat Jun 01, 5-11PM
Lakewood, CO
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Aurora Symphony Orchestra
2024 Free Chambers Works Concert: The Aurora Symphony Orchestra is delighted to invite you to an enchanting afternoon of music at the Aurora People’s Building. Immerse yourself in the magic of chamber works as our talented musicians weave a tapestry of melodic brilliance. This special concert will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at 3:00 PM, promising an unforgettable musical experience for all.
Sun Jun 02, 3-5PM
Aurora, CO
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Historic Denver/ Molly Brown House Museum
SCFD Voter Free Evenings at the Molly Brown House: We will offer free admission to the residents of: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties, the first Tuesday of each month from 5-7pm ONLY. No reservations will be available. Admission will be first come, first serve.
Tue Jun 04, 5-7PM
Denver, CO
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science
SCFD Free Day - Satisfy your science curiosity during our SCFD Free Days and Free Nights. No need to reserve your ticket ahead of time online. Walk up anytime during Free Days or Free Nights and gain access to the Wildlife Halls or our permanent exhibitions. A separate ticket is required if you'd like to visit the planetarium or the brand-new Infinity Theater.
Tue Jun 04, 5-9PM
Denver, CO
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Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens Free Days (York Street and Chatfield Farms): Free Days occur throughout the year, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). This event will sell out; please get your tickets in advance. No onsite tickets available for sold out days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events. Tickets will be available three months at a time (on a rolling basis) and the tickets will be released on the 1st of the month.
Wed Jun 05, 9AM-2PM
Denver, CO
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Brighton Cultural Arts Commission
Literary Circus
Fri Jun 07, 5:30-8:30PM
Brighton, CO
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Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre
Summer Film: Elemental
Fri Jun 07, 6-9PM
Denver, CO
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Longmont Museum
Longmont Museum Free Second Saturday: The second Saturday of each month is free admission at the Longmont Museum.
Sat Jun 08, 9AM-5PM
Longmont, CO
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Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
Knit In on the Buffalo Bill Museum Observation Deck
Sat Jun 08, 10AM-12PM
Golden, CO
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There's so much culture to experience. Learn more about SCFD-funded organizations here.
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Wonder looks good on you

Culture creates vibrancy for us individually and collectively. It gives our kids a unique perspective and understanding of the world. It inspires all of us to get off the couch, discover the radical and the beautiful, and stretches our capacity to be transformed. Through our diverse, local culture, we come together, we come to new ideas, we come to our senses.

Embracing Everything with Colorado MahlerFest

Each May, music-lovers within the Denver metro area and from around the world flock to Boulder, Colorado in celebration of the late-Romantic composer, Gustav Mahler. The annual Colorado MahlerFest pilgrimage…

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Following in the Footsteps of Dr. Martin Lockley at Dinosaur Ridge
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A rehearsal of Roshni's play, Yatra: A Journey to Truth, Light and Life
The Power of a Story
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Ars Nova Singers posing together
The Local Vocals of ASCENT: A Boulder Soundwalk
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