Denver knows what it's doing.
November 2, 2005 1:42 PM   Subscribe

Denver knows what it's doing. Old local artists have made a scene that young blood has a lot to learn from. Cheers to the next First Friday.
posted by Viomeda (11 comments total)
This Denver native was unaware of this, thanks for pointing it out.
posted by teece at 2:00 PM on November 2, 2005

Yes, it appears Denver does know what it's doing: "Denver Voters OK Measure to Allow Possession of Up to an Ounce of Marijuana for Adults."
Mile-high indeed!
posted by numlok at 2:06 PM on November 2, 2005

You know what you doing?
posted by Saydur at 2:39 PM on November 2, 2005

Yes! This Denver suburbanite also appreciates this: good places to take dates to.
posted by id at 2:42 PM on November 2, 2005

uuuuummmmmm getting reeally high, staring at arrrrrrrt with a hot date ahhhhhhhhhh ,yess, oh.
posted by Viomeda at 2:45 PM on November 2, 2005

"People will flock to Denver to use marijuana," said Jeffrey Sweetin, head of the Rocky Mountain Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

I did not know it was impossible to immolate plant matter outside of the city of Denver. The DEA teaches me something new every day.
posted by wakko at 2:56 PM on November 2, 2005

I'm enjoying the Warhol-in-the-cockpit photo (insert your own joke here) in that first link.
posted by booth at 3:44 PM on November 2, 2005

LOL POT comments aside, I really enjoyed the Pirate gallery's shows when I lived down there, and they're by a really cool theater, too. I'll have to get back down and check this out.
posted by boo_radley at 4:21 PM on November 2, 2005

There is one gallery not mentioned, which deserves recognition. Edge, a gallery near Pirate, completes the late Italian district.
posted by Viomeda at 4:36 PM on November 2, 2005

Yay for Pirate, and yay for The Bug! I used to volunteer at The Bug, about half a decade ago. Are there still smudgy, metallic stars painted in the bathroom? I applied those smudgy, metallic stars.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 5:05 PM on November 2, 2005

The art scene in Denver was the greatest. Everybody knew each other, there was great art, lots of performance art (most of it bad theatre, of course, but some of it damn good), music, art -coops...and since no one made much money, the sense of competition wasn't there. It's still pretty good. Kansas City, maybe even Cleveland, I don't know, lots of cities have great art scenes, and there sense of community makes them more like what art should be like, just like music used to be people gathering around the piano or the guitar. I had a great time.

Now I'm a good citizen, paying taxes, raising kids, paying a morgtage etc...but I'd like to get back into it. Nothing like art.

I was in Pirate in its first few years, and Edge in its first few years. And the Bug. Art is the bomb. Let's live it up before we all die.
posted by kozad at 5:10 PM on November 3, 2005

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