Cultural Destinations In Your Own Backyard
While going out for dinner with friends is always a fun time, our local music and theater scenes, multitudes of galleries and well-curated museums all give you the opportunity to try something completely new, even something out of your comfort zone.
So, when it comes time to make your weekend plans, consider the Shelby American Collection in Boulder or Meow Wolf in Denver. Through these art and cultural destinations (and many more), you have the opportunity to nourish all your senses.
Best of all, enrichment is within reach. Whether you live in the Denver or Boulder area, you don't have to go far to find an impressive theater or attend the opening of a museum exhibit.
Being a patron of the arts also offers incredible benefits both personally and as a community:
- Shared experiences bring communities closer together.
- Studies show it can enhance physical and mental health.
- It keeps you connected to local and world history.
- You might be inspired to express your own creativity.
- It's a great way to support local makers and the economy.
- It can lead to thoughtful, stimulating conversation.
So, where should you go first? Check out our lists of favorites below—of course, these are just the start as the art and culture scenes in both Denver and Boulder are thriving and continually growing!
Boulder and Northern Communities
Muse Performance Space, Lafayette
Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, Longmont
Wonder Wonder, Boulder
Media Archaeology Lab, Boulder
Shelby American Collection, Boulder
Wise Homestead Museum, Erie
Wow! Children’s Museum, Lafayette
Firehouse Art Center, Longmont
Osmosis Gallery, Niwot
Seidel City, Boulder
SmithKlein Gallery, Boulder
Denver Metro and the 'Burbs
Cherry Creek Theatre, Denver
Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Greenwood Village
Fillmore Auditorium, Denver
Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, Denver
PACE Center Theater, Parker
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, Morrison
Town Hall Arts Center, Littleton
Clyfford Still Museum, Denver
Molly Brown House Museum, Denver
Museum of Outdoor Arts, Greenwood Village
Wings Over the Rockies, Denver & Englewood
Depot Art Gallery, Littleton
Madden Museum of Art, Greenwood Village
Meow Wolf Convergence Station, Denver