Downtown Denver Arts Festival returns to original location

 05/08/2013 | 09:57 AM 

— Festival to celebrate 15th year —

Denver Performing Arts Complex

Based on growing popularity and desire for a better and more “art-centric” location, the festival is returning to its original location,
the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Denver, CO – The original Downtown Denver Arts Festival (DDAF) – which will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year – has announced a full line-up of some of the state’s most outstanding artists for this year’s festival taking place May 24, 25, 26 (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC). The DPAC was home to the Downtown Denver Arts Festival for its first three years, and is making a triumphant return to this far more “art-centric” location which provides a more comfortable and casual environment (the festival had been held at the Denver Pavilions in recent years).

“We already have our artists lined-up, a vast majority of whom will be from Colorado, our production is in place, and we’re looking forward to an incredibly successful event,” said Jim DeLutes, the Director of both the DDAF and the recently introduced Affordable Arts Festival. “The DPAC will be able to better accommodate our popularity and growth, while providing a more spacious, enjoyable and art friendly atmosphere for our attending artists and their clientele. It will be a tremendous location to celebrate our 15th anniversary!”

Downtown Denver Arts Festival

Downtown Denver Arts Festival

DeLutes reports that a record number of artists applied for this year’s festival at the DPAC, and a waiting list is in place, speaking to the event’s reputation and respect it has garnered over the years. Seventy percent of the artists will be Colorado artists, with the remaining 30 percent represented by a select group of national artists. All of the artists were selected based on a rigorous jury process. In addition to featuring outstanding artwork by incredibly talented artists, this year’s event will also benefit Project C.U.R.E., which helps meet the need for medical supplies, equipment and services around the world (

“We are the true and original Downtown Denver Arts Festival, and we’re looking forward to making this year’s event the best ever,” said DeLutes.

Information regarding this year’s festival is available at

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