It’s Denver Arts Week from November 1 to November 9, showing the best in arts, crafts, films and performance. This year’s honorary chair is Mary Louise Lee, First Lady of Denver. Lee is a performer and active arts supporter, inspiring the First Lady’s Bring Back the Arts Initiative. The Initiative sponsors many events during the festival and works to bring arts education back to public school children. Check out one Denver tourist’s guide to seeing the best this year’s festival has to offer.
Tonight is Denver’s Night at the Museums, with museums open late and offering free admission between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. A shuttle route will be running between the museums, including the Denver Art Museum, The Denver Museum for Nature and Science, History Colorado Center, and the Forney Museum of Transportation.
Closing out Denver Arts Week is the Starz Denver Film Festival, with events running from November 6 to November 17 at theaters around the Denver metro area. John Wenzel of The Denver Post compiled five of the best in music videos, a surprise feature of this year’s film festival among the usual features and documentaries. Included in his playlist is “Music Video Mixtape Vol. 1” featuring local acts such as Esme Patterson of Paper Bird, and The Epilogues.