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.


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:


SPENT on District art and cultural activation


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


experience-based events LAUNCHED OR SUPPORTED


visitors DRAWN downtown for unique cultural experiences

What’s Next



The Little Chapel of Our Holy Motherboard

“The Little Chapel of Our Holy Motherboard,” by artists Kendra and Heather Fleischman, is a mixed media art installation at Denver Theatre District’sUnderstudy; it grounds today’s obsession with digital devices as a tongue-in-cheek allegory of the divine. Worshipers may sit on benches and look through prayer books where they will find QR codes that link to the all mighty Internet’s inspirational messages, affirmations, and commandments. Eight digitally composed, screen-based inspirations offer eye-popping reflections on manifestations such as “The Adoration of the MacBook” or “The Ascension of the Drones.”

“The Little Chapel of Our Holy Motherboard” is presented in association with Denver Digerati, dedicated to advances in digital animation as the next level of public art, and founders of Denver’s annual Supernova Outdoor Digital Animation Festival.

WHEN: March 3 through March 30. Opening reception is Saturday, March 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For up-to-date open studio hours, visit the Understudy Facebook page or the Denver Digerati website.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Kendra and Heather Fleischman are an award-winning dynamic duo that have worked together on video installations, animations, and films over the past nine years. This mother and daughter team are native to Colorado and have worked and lived in the Denver area for their entire lives. They share a love of animation, art and surreal films. For the Understudy full media kit, including more information on both artists, images and additional programming information, please visit

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

Margaret HuntDirector Public Policy and Creative Districts, Colorado Creative Industries

David EhrlichExecutive Director



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