Art for Everyone

The Denver Theatre District enlivens a 16-block area of downtown Denver through interactive, immersive and experimental arts and culture events and experiences. We provide creatives with a platform and financial support for sharing their work.

Many of our events and programs, such as Supernova and Understudy, become woven into the fabric of downtown or spark ideas and trends in other cities.

We formed the Denver Theatre District to bring light, art and activity to the streets of downtown Denver. The DTD launched as a public-private partnership backing the idea that managed outdoor media could support downtown activity and bring exciting unique urban experiences to the public. Over the years the DTD became a key participant in the downtown environment and a force in Denver’s artistic community.

we give people a reason to come downtown, be part of the city and have fun.

Impact

The DTD leaves a lasting impact on the Denver and artistic community through a revenue share model that is the first of its kind in the nation. Our media companies sell corporate advertising on the static and LED screens located throughout the district. We take a revenue share from those sales to fund art and cultural activities for the public. Recently, we worked with Colorado Business Committee for the Arts to determine our actual impact:

$1,000,000+

SPENT on District art and cultural activation

$250,000+

in DONATED LED screen time and billboard space to nonprofit arts organizations

160+

experience-based events LAUNCHED OR SUPPORTED

370,000+

visitors DRAWN downtown for unique cultural experiences

What’s Next

08

November

What Americans Believe.

What Americans Believe.

The(Work)Collective

USA 2018

We have never been more divided, or have we?

Rooted in a deep history that includes religious traditions, social tribalism, race and gender politics, popular culture, a written constitution, a free press and “Yankee Individualism”, Americans possess a complex understanding of the world around them. In this election season, The(Work)Collective examines the diverse and deeply held beliefs of the American people. This exhibition contains 1200 “badges” from a researched list of bipartisan data. All of which will cause some confusion, anger, and disbelief for some and allegiance for others. Participants will be offered a button from the exhibition. Free free to pick a common belief but consider a random selection. The importance is in the conversation and that, if you are an American, all of these beliefs might be considered your own.

Biography

The(Work)Collective is a multidisciplinary creative combine with members extending throughout Denver and the Midwest. In 2012, Mark Moffett teamed up with TimeTo Productions to create WORK, a two-story video and sound installation, activating the vacant Agave Building on Woodward Avenue in Detroit’s Cultural District as part of Dlectricity: Nuit Blanche Detroit. Since then, The(Work)Collective has exhibited extensively throughout the Midwest, including Lost Arts in Chicago, Artomatic419 in Toledo, IngenuityFest in Cleveland, and their 2014 Dlectricity follow-up titled “CUbE x WORK feat. Paxahau”. Today, (Work) develops and produces a wide range of creative projects, including curated art shows, installations, workshops, digital hardware platforms, special effects, flame effects, art cars, ice cream trucks, and/or any means necessary to help promote a world of collaborative expression.

What Americans Believe. will premiere at Understudy on November 9th, 2018. Open gallery hours will run Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00AM – 6:00PM until November 29th (closed Thanksgiving). Opening reception November 8th from 6:00PM – 9:00PM. Also join us for a special Black Friday event on November 23rd. Understudy is free-to-visit.

www.theworkcollective.net

https://www.facebook.com/theworkcollective

Understudy is located at the Colorado Convention Center / Theatre District light rail stop near 14th and Stout. Look for the B-Cycle station next to the light rail tracks or Shantell Martin’s art bench.

Board and Executives

Randy NicholsDTD Committee Chair

Lance ZanettAssistant General Manager, Colorado Convention Center

Tami DoorPresident/CEO, Downtown Denver Partnership Inc

Kent RiceExecutive Director, Denver Arts and Venues

Brian KittsDirector, Marketing & Communications, Denver Arts & Venues

Jayne BuckVice President of Tourism, Visit Denver

Tim VaccaDirector of Programs, Museum of Outdoor Art

Mark CallaghanBroker Associate, Coldwell Banker Devonshire

Margaret HuntDirector Public Policy and Creative Districts, Colorado Creative Industries

David EhrlichExecutive Director

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