Golden Triangle Creative District
The Golden Triangle Creative District offers a vibrant mix of arts, culture and Colorado history. You’ll find some of Denver’s finest museums nested amongst beautiful turn-of-the-century mansions of Cap Hill, including the new Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, the Molly Brown House Museum, Clyfford Still Museum and Denver Art Museum. With galleries, fine-art studios, museums, specialty stores and more, this neighborhood is a great place to explore.
Downtown Denver is a walkable, vibrant neighborhood with some of the city’s best museums, art galleries and boutiques. See a Broadway show at Denver Performing Arts Complex, or experience live music at a jazz club. MCA Denver hosts contemporary exhibitions throughout the year and features a rooftop café! Explore the Victorian buildings on Larimer Square, now home to specialty boutiques and unique chef-driven restaurants.
Art District on Santa Fe
The Art District on Santa Fe is a designated Colorado Creative District, with the largest concentration of art galleries in Colorado — more than 30 of them. The neighborhood is splashed in brilliant color and covered in artwork from head to toe, inside its galleries and outside on its doors, alleys, hallways, sidewalks, walls, mailboxes, windows…you get the picture. Mingle with the resident artists and gallery owners during month First Friday Art Walks.
See “where art is made” in River North Art District (RiNo). The district’s interesting blend of urban charm and unique industrial revival makes it a great destination. Historic warehouses and factories now house jazz bars, restaurants, brewpubs, art galleries and working studios. In that same spirit, it’s fitting that the district’s creative expression extends well beyond its galleries’ walls, with colorful and innovative street art around nearly every corner and an influential annual mural event called the CRUSH Walls in September.
Cultures blend in historic Five Points, one of Denver’s oldest and most diverse neighborhoods. Jazz greats including Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis played clubs like the Rossonian and the Rainbow Room in this area, once known as the “Harlem of the West.” The neighborhood was also featured in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. Today, Five Points’ creativity and vibrancy live on in a fascination fusion of old and new.