For Immediate Release

#ArtFindsUs Mobile Performing and Visual Arts come to Santa Fe Arts District

Denver, CO, July 2, 2020  –  This summer dance, music and visual arts takes to the streets of metro Denver.  K Contemporary Gallery and Athena Project have partnered to bring visual and performing artists to the city’s eleven districts. The third Thursday of each month between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. a mobile group of artists will drive through a predetermined route, pausing along the way inviting communities to experience vibrant local artists without having to leave their neighborhoods.  This work offers a safe opportunity to view work during the time of Covid-19 and is accessible from windows, yards and patios. The routes will include neighborhoods, business districts and locations where we can safely connect with frontline workers. 

The routes for #ArtFindsUs along with a line-up of artists for each month will be published at www.ArtFindsUs.org.

Thursday, July 16, the mobile feast of performers will be activating spaces around the Santa Fe Arts District.  A mobile stage created by Handsome Little Devils will bring Joy Bombs featuring dancers from Samba Colorado and a spoken word artist, Tanaya Wilder.  Riding independently in pedicabs will be local musical favorites to be announced and mobile billboards will traverse the city featuring visual artworks by Melissa Furness, Suchitra Mattai, and Access Gallery.

The June event in Five Points kicked off the summer series and delighted groups at St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Five Points Safeway parking lot, Denver’s Fire Station 3 and Coffee at The Point.  Local residents came to windows or waved from balconies as entertainers passed by bringing surprise and joy during Denver’s Safer at Home phase.

WHAT #ArtFindsUs

WHERE Santa Fe Arts District and Denver metro area

WHEN    Thursday, July 16, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  

COST Free

This is a rain or shine event and we ask all audiences to practice social distancing and to wear a mask to help protect our artists and slow the spread of Covid-19.

If you would like to sponsor or if you are an artist and would like to participate in upcoming #ArtFindsUs events please contact info@athenaprojectarts.org

About K Contemporary Located in the heart of Denver’s historic LoDo district, K Contemporary represents emerging and established international artists. Since its inception, K Contemporary has made a name for itself by recontextualizing and informing the dialogue about how we experience art. This artist-centric gallery has a focus on contemporary and conceptual art, as informed by historical context while providing its patrons with engaging exhibitions, pop-ups, art interventions and art fairs. Through these immersive and experiential displays, K Contemporary acts as a catalyst for an engaging discussion about the role of contemporary art in society.

K Contemporary’s mission is to foster an environment that helps artists develop their ideas and produce artwork with depth and contextual significance, while creating a platform for Colorado-based artists to have national and international influence, and bring incredibly engaging work from international artists to Denver. K Contemporary aims to revolutionize the role of a contemporary gallery in the community. K Contemporary is a member of the Denver Art Dealers Association (DADA). For more information, visit K Contemporary’s website (https://kcontemporaryart.com) or engage with the gallery on Facebook and Instagram (@kcontemporaryart). 

About Athena Project Athena Project empowers women through the arts and creates a world with gender equity where women’s voices are amplified. Programs include our Plays In Progress Series showcasing the contributions of women playwrights from the earliest stages of new play development; Curating Art for Impact authentically connecting brand or mission to stakeholders in a thoughtful and engaging way; Artists’ Night Out connecting our community in an open mic type forum allowing artists to give and receive feedback on projects as well as hold space for conversations around the unique challenges of being an artist; Girls Create summer intensive week-long camps exploring various art forms, which culminates in final performances shared with friends, family, and the public. This program empowers girls to lead and affect change in themselves and others through creative learning.

Website: www.AthenaProjectArts.org
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Hashtag: #AthenaInAction #AthenaProjectArts

*At Athena Project, we believe that “women” means many things and can be a complicated term. We recognize that the term “women” does not automatically include all aspects of the gender spectrum.  We want to create a safer space for the expression and growth for all women, trans and gender-nonconforming individuals.