Sakura Square is a small square at the edge of downtown Denver built around a handful of cherry blossom trees planted there by Japanese ambassadors in the 1950s. Though the trees rarely bloom due to the unpredictable Colorado weather, Sakura Square still maintains relevance as the center of Japanese culture in the Denver area. The square contains a small park with several relevant statues, a shopping center with Japanese market, restaurants, and small museums, and the local Buddhist temple. Sakura Square also hosts the yearly Cherry Blossom Festival every July, and offers classes in Taiko drumming, flower arranging, and more. For a peaceful sit in the park or a brief glimpse into Japanese culture, Sakura Square is a lovely place to visit. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
Even before entering the Denver Art Museum, visitors encounter unique works of art. From the design of the Art and Culture center square to the buildings themselves, the art museum lives up to its name in full. On a smaller scale, waiting just outside the entrance visitors can view The Big Sweep, a modern art statue by Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg. The Big Sweep is exactly what it sounds like; a big (35-foot tall) metal statue of a colorful broom sweeping rubbish into a blue dustpan. Simple but confusing and thought-provoking, the Big Sweep gives visitors a taste of what is yet to come when they enter the museum. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
910 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204 +1 303 815 1779
The EventGallery 910Arts is located on the city's Santa Fe Drive, which is buzzing with art galleries and art lofts. Opened with the intent of creating a place where the residents can together experience the creativity and power of art, this venue presents an impressive events space, measuring an area of 24,600 square feet (2,285.4 square meters). The building itself is a creative initiative designed to reduce its carbon imprint on the planet, with all of the spaces that comprise it having been built to practice the principles involved in sustainability. The EventGallery 910Arts also rents out its spaces for a variety of purposes, be it private or public matters. See the website for further information.
Arapahoe Street From 15th To 18th Streets Denver, CO 80202 +1 303 534 6161(Tourist Information)
Designed by Lawrence Halprin in 1973, the Skyline Park finds itself in Downtown Denver, and extends over 3 blocks. A haven of sorts for the white-collar workers who stop for a bite during lunch time, the grassy areas and built-in chairs are put to good use. The restaurant Southwest Porch and food trucks do brisk business in the evenings and over weekends when families and groups of friends stop by to indulge in some of the live gigs, cultural and community events that take place here. Outdoor film screenings are a regular occurrence too.
They call themselves " Denver's most versatile event centre" and indeed with their promising history they seem to be. From weddings, to dinners to dance parties, they seem to have the space and utility for all. The centre sits over an area of 22,000 square feet where 14,000 square feet is just the area of the concert hall or ballroom. It also holds a nightclub and lounge area and can accommodate up to 2500 people.
1615 California Street (at 16th Street) Suite 515, The Colorado Building Denver, CO 80202 +1 303 623 3001
The Dikeou Collection goes all the way to introduce you to some of the most talented artists around the world and all in the comfort of one place. The gallery features a private collection of contemporary art displaying work by artists worldwide. Find works by well-known names like Juan Gomez, Momoyo Torimitsu and Sarah Staton among many others. Cutting edge pieces that would interest everyone right from the aficionado to genuine art lovers. It's a guarantee that you will find some real gems and talented, eccentric and awe-inspiring art that you can appreciate for hours together.
974 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204 +1 303 573 0188
The Aztlan Theater is a common meeting place for people from all walks of life, especially poets and other skilled sets. The place is open all night, so you can well imagine the fervor with which people indulge in giving audience to any event that is held there. Aztlan seats 1146 persons at a time and mainly hosts rock bands; Mexican bands also see a lot of fan following here. Even though the building's facade isn't very impressive, the quality of the events held here compensate well for it.
Auraria is a grand educational campus that houses three colleges inside its premises - The University of Colorado Denver, Community College of Denver and Metropolitan State College of Denver. Auraria Higher Education Center, the body responsible for administrative things, also rests inside the campus itself. There's a lounge inside Auraria that also serves as a cafeteria for the students here. The campus is replete with everything right from student-housing-apartments, gym, swimming pool, dance studios and courts that hold sports leagues and events.
1595 Pearl Street Denver, CO 80203 +1 303 860 9400
Temple Events Center is a plush historic venue built over a century ago in 1899 as a synagogue. Dome ceilings with layered architecture resembling cathedrals, cozy chairs covered with velvet and massive auditoriums are highlights of this late 19th century building. The space is available to the general public for hire to host events. It has two venues, namely the ballroom and the theater, each equally lavish and light up events. Catering facilities are provided by the administrators of the building.
2009 Larimer Street Denver, CO 80202 +1 303 292 0805
Don't go by the name Marquis Theater - there is nothing elegant about the place. It is, however, one of the best punk rock venues in town. There are regular performances by various indie and rock bands. Marquis Theater is an informal venue where you can catch a show and party at the same time.
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