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December 8th – January 30th

ARTcade is akin to a traditional arcade, albeit with an artistic twist. Each of the ARTcade games were designed or customized by artists, including pinball tables, claw machines, gashapon-style vending machines, a coin pusher, and more.

Prizes, both in the claw machines and at the redemption booth, are also provided by a collection of talented artists. Examples of prizes include enamel pins, coloring books, miniature paintings, jewelry, tea towels, art prints, small sculptures, and much more.

ARTcade promises to deliver a fun and friendly experience to lovers of classic arcade games and contemporary art alike. Come and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience occurring at the intersection of gaming and art. ARTcade is appropriate for all-ages.

Made possible in-part by a generous grant from Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.

Collaborating Artists, Designers, and Creators (as of 12/18):


Public hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00pm – 8:00pm. Closed December 24, 25, 31.

Alcoholic beverages served on the following days: December 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23, 26. Additional dates in January TBC.

Understudy is free-to-visit and open to all. We are located at the Colorado Convention Center / Theatre District light rail stop near 14th and Stout. Look for the Shantell Martin art bench.