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

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February

INCITE Colorado’s “Neptune”

Neptune

INCITE Colorado

USA 2018

INCITE Colorado is bringing planet Neptune to Understudy. Constructed using recycled materials, and inspired by silent movies, comics, and retro sci-fi, Neptune offers audiences a chance to step out of their daily routine and relax on another planet for a bit. The gallery will be filled with topographical features from the planet’s surface that can be explored while listening to audio excursions by Ultraviolet.

“Neptune” will premiere at Understudy on February 7, 2019, with a reception from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Open installation hours February 7 – February 25, Thursday through Monday, from 11:00am – 6:00pm. Understudy is free-to-visit.

Biography

INCITE Colorado is a collective of artists and craftsmen whose goal is to make art a part of the everyday. Founders Justin Hicks, Lindsay Senior, and Katie Webster work with local artists, designers, and businesses to make their big ideas come to life. They have designed and built stage productions for bands like Itchy-O and Lost Walks and for companies like The Stanley Hotel and the DCPA. INCITE also produces their own work, which tends to take shape as happenings, like crossing Delaware Street dressed as George Washington in a street-faring boat, or a site-specific dance piece inspired and performed on a staircase in downtown Denver, or a Museum of Repeating History located in a backyard shed in Elyria-Swansea. The group hopes to be unexpected, but inclusive, and to invite reciprocation from their audience, making artistic happenings an ordinary occurrence.

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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