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Don't Miss Denver Arts Week: Nov. 5-13 1

Don’t Miss Denver Arts Week: Nov. 5-13

Art lovers get ready! The fourth annual Denver Arts Week is here, and it’s time to celebrate the vibrant arts and culture scene here in the Mile High City. The eight-day festival, Nov. 5 – 13, hosts nearly 200 events, many of them free, starting with “Know Your Arts First Friday” on Nov. 5. Dozens of art galleries will be…

Stella’s: Eclectic Aromas and Atmosphere 3

Stella’s: Eclectic Aromas and Atmosphere

In an old brick house with a large wraparound porch, the rich aroma of coffee pulls in passersby. Stella’s Gourmet Coffeehaus, 1476 S. Pearl St., a few blocks from the University of Denver, embodies the characteristics of a traditional, locally owned coffee shop. There is no drive-through window and no uniforms, and the employees behind the counter work for long…

The Man Behind the Ice Cream 5

The Man Behind the Ice Cream

Olde Town Arvada, a quirky-cool hangout with a retro vibe, is home to a funky micro-creamery and candy shop called Scrumptious. Inside the storefront, colorful candy bins line the walls, and seemingly every nook and cranny is brimming with sweet treats. The building’s nearly 100-year-old wooden bar has been converted to an ice cream counter, where you find the twist…

San Luis Shrine: Stations of the Cross Sculptures

On a hill overlooking tiny San Luis in southern Colorado, a series of statues lines the trail from base to crest. It’s the Shrine of the Stations of the Cross and the trailhead begins on the town’s Main Street. San Luis, Colorado’s oldest town (settled in 1851), is a quiet burg with few other attractions, but this one is stunning….

State of Art: Center Features North Fork Valley Artists 8

State of Art: Center Features North Fork Valley Artists

In parts of Colorado’s North Fork Valley, it seems that everyone is an artist. “When I first moved here, I would ask people if they were an artist,” says one Hotchkiss resident. “But now I just ask them what medium they work in.” A visit to the Creamery Arts Center seems to validate that claim. This not-for-profit art center features…

Palettes: Popular Art Museum Restaurant Reopens

The debut of the Denver Art Museum’s Daniel Libeskind-designed Frederic C. Hamilton Building has made coast-to-coast headlines and elevated Colorado in both the art and architecture realms. Art lovers rejoiced. At the same time, foodies cheered the reopening of Palettes Contemporary Cuisine, Kevin Taylor’s restaurant in the museum, closed since 2004 while the Hamilton Building was going up. Even as…

Greeley: Colorado's Hub of the Plains 11

Greeley: Colorado’s Hub of the Plains

When Horace Greeley exhorted young adventurers to “go west,” he had no idea that a town named for him would become a hub of life on Colorado’s northeastern plains. Established in 1870 as a ranching community, it was colonized by one of Greeley’s cohorts, Nathan C. Meeker. Greeley became home to one of the state’s largest meat-packing plants. The railroad…

Lesser-Known Festivals: Head to Colorado’s High Country 13

Lesser-Known Festivals: Head to Colorado’s High Country

Colorado’s high country is home to hundreds of festivals and community activities — from blues festivals to culinary celebrations — that have become signature activities on their year-round calendars of events. But we’ve found some lesser-known events at Colorado destinations to consider when making your vacation plans. So head up to the high country – there’s a whole lot of…

Mesa Verde: Indian Arts and Culture Festival 15

Mesa Verde: Indian Arts and Culture Festival

One of the top 100 events in North America — so named by the American Bus Association — will take place May 27-June 5 at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado. The 11th annual Mesa Verde Country Indian Arts and Culture Festival will highlight the traditions, arts and culture of the Native American tribes in the area and the…