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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.

Golden History Museum & Park logo
Cultural History
Golden History Museum & Park
Mission Statement
To engage and inspire visitors by preserving and sharing Golden's history.
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1 of 323 organizations funded by SCFD
Visitors at the Denver Botanic Gardens
Natural Sciences
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mission Statement
To connect people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone.
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Central City Opera logo
Performing Arts
Central City Opera
Mission Statement
To present innovative opera productions spanning all genres that meet the highest artistic standards, prepare young singers for professional careers through the artists training program, provide performances and arts experiences that inspire audiences of all ages through the Education & Community Engagement Activities, and preserve and improve historic properties owned by the Company.
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One World Singers logo
Performing Arts
One World Singers
Mission Statement
To promote understanding of our common humanity. The organization realizes this goal by performing choral music from diverse cultures and traditions; nurturing the musical abilities of all who wish to sing; presenting free and paid admission concerts in the local community; and touring regionally, nationally and internationally.
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Orpheus Pagan Chamber Choir logo
Performing Arts
Orpheus Pagan Chamber Choir
Mission Statement
To broaden the greater community's understanding of Pagan beliefs and cultural influences through innovative choral performances.
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The Urban Farm logo
Natural Sciences
The Urban Farm
Mission Statement
To inspire excitement for learning through practical work experience in a farm setting while fostering respect, responsibility, curiosity, caring, and grit for youth within the City and County of Denver.
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Denver March Powwow logo
Cultural History
Denver March Powwow
Mission Statement
To organize and stage the annual Denver March Powwow and to do all actions reasonably necessary and conveniently related to the staging of such powwow; and to preserve and protect the traditional performing arts of American Indian people.
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Boulder Symphony logo
Performing Arts
Boulder Symphony
Mission Statement
Boulder Symphony's mission is to connect with and profoundly affect the human spirit through performances of symphonic music.
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A Child's Song logo
Performing Arts
A Child’s Song
Mission Statement
To provide music education and appreciation for the entire family in order to fully develop the brain on individual, group, and community levels in an atmosphere and environment that nurtures, advances, and preserves the art of creating music.
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Denver Children's Choir
Performing Arts
Denver Children’s Choir
Mission Statement
To inspire and unite children from diverse backgrounds by fostering harmony in music and in life.
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Don’t paws here!

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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Museum of Outdoor Arts
Marjorie Park Uncorked: Marjorie Park Uncorked features wine, beer, yard games and live music, performance or comedy! New in 2024, bring your own picnic*! There is limited seating available, first come, first served and all are welcome to bring their own folding chair, cushions and blankets. Doors open at 5:30pm. *No outside alcohol and factory sealed beverages only.
Wed Jul 24, 5:30-8:30PM
Greenwood Village, CO
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Museum of Outdoor Arts
Rock the Block: Come together with our local business community, MOA and Greenwood Village at MOA’s Marjorie Park to enjoy Rock the Block. Community members are invited to join us over lunch in Marjorie Park, we will have live music, art demonstrations provided by the Greenwood Village Curtis Center for the Arts, yard games and grill options for purchase. Learn about MOA events and memberships, and network with their community partners.
Thu Jul 25, 11AM-1PM
Greenwood Village, CO
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City of Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department
Picnic on the Plaza Series: Picnic on the Plaza occurs every Thursday from May to August from Noon-1pm. (with July 4th being the exception)
Thu Jul 25, 12-1PM
Lafayette, CO
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Four Mile Historic Park
Free Fridays at Four Mile
Fri Jul 26, 10AM-4PM
Denver, CO
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City of Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department
Opening Reception for Changing Seasons: Depictions of summer and fall by Colorado Mosaic Artists
Fri Jul 26, 5-7PM
Lafayette, CO
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The Art Garage
Open Studio: Need space to work on your art? Join our monthly open studio available at a pay-what-you-can donation to The Art Garage! This is a chance to bring your own work and materials, engage in a focused environment surrounded by other local artists, work at your own pace, and give and get creative feedback from peers. *Please read our Code of Conduct and reach out to The Art Garage staff at 303-377-2353 or info@artgaragedenver.com to inquire about bringing special materials such as oil paints, ceramics, and encaustics.
Fri Jul 26, 5:30-8:30PM
Denver, CO
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Roshni
Open Mic & Mingle: Open Mic & Mingle is our ongoing effort to bring together Community, Art and Artists of all genres and disciplines. It takes place every 4th Friday of the month at House of Friendship on 9641 E 16th Ave, Aurora.
Fri Jul 26, 6-8PM
Aurora, CO
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Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
2024 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival: Come join us for the 2024 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival! Free & Open to the public! There is something for the whole family! Check out our website for more information. Races start at 8 a.m. and go all day. The Festival begins each day at 10 a.m.
Sat Jul 27, 10AM-7PM
Denver, CO
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Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
2024 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
Sat Jul 27, 10AM-7PM
Denver, 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.

A MahlerFest poster depicting Gustav Mahler standing next to Jimi Hendrix in front of the Flatirons.
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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Dr. Martin Lockley, the late co-founder of Dinosaur Ridge, examining trace fossils on a rocky slope.
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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