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SCFD Block Party & Awards

Celebrating Culture in the Community

Every two years (except 2020), the SCFD celebrates amazing accomplishments in arts, science, and culture at the SCFD Block Party & Awards (previously named SCFD Community Celebration & Awards). Not only is it an evening to revel in our community’s cultural accomplishments, it is also an evening where we honor great leadership in the form of the Rex Morgan Awards. Discover more about Rex Morgan.

Past Award Winners


SCFD Block Party & Awards

Date: June 22, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: SCFD parking lot, 1047 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
Remarks & Award presentations: 6:15 – 7:00 pm

A longstanding tradition at SCFD is to recognize top cultural contributors with the Rex Morgan Awards. Named for Rex Morgan, without whom the SCFD would not exist, these awards seek to honor his memory by recognizing major contributors to the cultural landscape in lifetime leadership, civic engagement and innovative partnerships. Please join us on June 22, 2022 to celebrate the 2022 winners:

  • Lifetime Achievement: Jim Harrington’s service over many decades as treasurer and chairman of the SCFD Board of Directors, as well as his instrumental work in securing reauthorization of the district across multiple elections demonstrates his deep commitment to culture in our metro area. His tireless service has ensured the continued vibrancy of our cultural landscape for generations to come.
  • Civic Engagement: Darrell Anderson is an internationally known painter and visual artist with work displayed around the globe. But it is his deep commitment to mentoring, teaching and transforming the Denver metro area for the better that sees him honored with this year’s award for civic engagement. While you can see his magnificent art around Denver, you might not see the hundreds of lives he has transformed through his championing of artists and arts organizations as well as the power of art to create a better world.
  • Innovative Partnership: The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and the Denver Foundation came together at a critical juncture to create a unique partnership that was a literal lifeline to arts and culture organizations devastated by the necessary pandemic shutdowns. In the end, the two venerable Denver foundations delivered $2 million to 72 organizations across the Denver metro area.
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2018 SCFD Community Celebration & Awards

View captured moments from the last event!

SCFD photo from 2018 Community Celebration & Awards Danza Guadalupana Matachina Tlaxcaltecas

Mayor Hancock at SCFD Community Celebration & Awards Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts

Popsicle in group photo 2018 Rex Morgan Award Winners

SCFD Board and Former Director Donna Lynne Toast

Popsicle 2018 SCFD Community Celebration & Awards Attendees of 2018 SCFD Community Celebration & Awards

Swallow Hill Music Carlos Martinez SCFD Board

Happy 30th Birthday SCFD Awards

Photo credits: Amanda Tipton Photography