This is the sixth in our series of blogs dedicated to showcasing the collective vision in IMAGINE 2020 – Denver’s soon-to-be-completed cultural plan.  The plan will be completed by year-end.  From now through November 22nd, Denver residents are invited to share their thoughts by visiting

Vision #5 – Denver’s diverse artists and creatives are locally cultivated and flourishing.

Denver is a great city for the arts, from emerging art forms and artists to established creatives and their enterprises.  Our diverse individuals and institutions are celebrated and supported. Local talent is cultivated through professional development, financial support and recognition. We Art Denver – we consume art produced here; we promote unique venues; and we support local creative businesses.  The best minds of the world come to Denver to create, collaborate and be showcased. Careers are born and made here. Creative pioneers are rewarded for their risk taking.  We take our cultural talent seriously and the rest of the world does, too.

How will we achieve this vision by 2020?  Here are two of the recommended strategies.

  • Promote purchases of local art products and services by Denver residents via a “buy local” campaign
  • Increase availability of affordable and accessible spaces for artists and creatives to live, work and perform

Denver can be home to artists of all kinds – and provide a platform for fabulous careers and creations.

We ART Denver.


Read all the blogs in this 8 part series:

Part #1: What do you imagine for Denver?
Part #2: We envision a Denver that oozes arts, culture and creativity
Part #3: Let’s get braggadocious
Part #4: Let’s be the city that solves this problem by 2020
Part #5: Lifelong learning inspires us all
Part #6: Denver supports all of its artists and creatives
Part #7: Denver’s economic expansion is fueled by arts, culture and creativity
Part #8 Wanted: Collaborative leaders