Boulder is one of the artsiest places in the country, and there’s one annual event that really puts that talent in the spotlight. Boulder Arts Week celebrates all kinds of art and culture in Boulder, as the city’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of its kind.
The sixth-annual Boulder Arts Week starts on March 29 and runs through April 6.
According to the National Endowment for the Arts, Boulder has the third-largest concentration of artists in the United States. You can experience it for yourself during a week of exciting art walks, exhibitions, shows (dance, music, theater), lectures, readings, workshops, public art and more. The events are scattered throughout Boulder and many are free or inexpensive.
For example, you can hear music by the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, take a belly-dancing class, catch live music at a brewery or hear live music by Estella Dawn at The Laughing Goat Coffee House, take a self-guided tour past neighborhood murals and try a discounted Taiko class (that’s traditional Japanese drum music).
See and buy locally made art and pottery. Watch film shorts. Family-friendly events include a dinosaur exhibit at the Museum of Boulder and the annual “Student Banner Project,” where local kids create new lamp pole banners.
Other highlights: The T2 Dance Company is holding a special “ChoreoFest,” where choreographers from around the country will come to Boulder for a unique challenge: They get eight hours to choreograph a new piece to perform. In addition, Boulder’s newest fine-art gallery, R Gallery, will hold its grand opening during Boulder Arts Week. Come check out the new space and meet local artists.
The list of events is long and diverse, spanning all kinds of art for a wide range of interests and ages.
Check out the full calendar of events for Boulder Arts Week 2019 online here and pick the activities that meet your needs — or your curiosities.