Take a walk along one of Denver’s trendiest shopping and art districts, the Art District on Santa Fe! A cool mixture of art, culture, and entertainment, you are sure to find something that strikes your fancy. This nationally recognized shopping district sports over 60 galleries, restaurants, and charming shops such as architects, yoga studios, furniture and lighting stores, book stores, and radio stations along a few short blocks just minutes from downtown Denver on Santa Fe Drive between the blocks of 5th and 11th Avenues as well as on Kalamath Street between Alameda Avenue and 11th Avenue. The district will undoubtedly continue to grow as new art galleries and other art venues make their way onto the Santa Fe scene.
The Art District on Santa Fe (ADSF) also hosts popular events like the First Friday Art Walk and Preview Night. First Friday Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month like its name suggests while Preview night is the third Friday of each month.
The upcoming year brings some exciting developments for the Art District on Santa Fe. The art district’s emphasis will be on art collecting, education and working artist studios. ADSF will play an important role in Denver’s Arts Week in November 2011 by hosting art lectures and artist talks.
The Art District on Santa Fe is a nationally recognized success. ADSF has been mentioned in magazine publications like Sunset Magazine, Desert Living, and Travel + Leisure Magazine. It has also been highlighted nationally in cities such as Cleveland, Ohio, Sacramento, California and Glendale, Arizona in hopes of creating similarly successful art districts in those cities. ADSF’s memberships with the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau have helped contribute to the art district’s success among locals and Denver tourists.
Art enthusiasts will be absolutely thrilled with the ADSF scene as it is a harmonious fusion of art, culture, and dining. ADSF provides an unparalleled experience that can never be found anywhere else in the nation.
ADSF is also active in its community. In partnership with NEWSED and the Maintenance District, the area stays beautifully maintained. NEWSED and ADSF split the cost of street banners. The Maintenance District and ADSF combine efforts to remove graffiti and keep the streets and sidewalks beautifully manicured.