Curtis Center for the Arts is open during regular business hours M-F 8:30-4:40, Sat 10-4
All visitors will be asked to wear a mask.
Visitors are limited to 10 people in the gallery at one time
Visitors are asked to practice social distancing while in the gallery.
The Cultural Arts program creates an environment where artists and cultural organizations thrive by advancing and supporting the arts for the benefit of the citizens of Greenwood Village. Art and culture are integral to the livability of our community. Diverse cultural offerings play an essential part in the high quality of life in Greenwood Village and in maintaining a strong sense of civic pride. The Village’s contribution to the arts through its programs as well as ongoing collaborations with many local arts groups and individual artists makes Greenwood Village stand apart from other Colorado communities. In addition to initiating and supporting a variety of arts and culture programs, the Cultural Arts program manages the Curtis Center for the Arts bringing rotating exhibits and art classes for youth and adults, brings concerts and special events to the parks and other city venues and presents public art throughout the city.
New Artwork in Running Fox Park
At their January 6th meeting, the Greenwood Village City Council voted to purchase and install a piece of public art in the newly renovated Running Fox Park.The chosen work is “Within Reach” by Sedalia, Colorado artists Laurel Gregory. The process originated with a request from Park, Trails and Recreation Commission member, Ellie Moller, to the Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council. The Arts Council then opened a call for artists and received 29 submissions from 18 Colorado based artists. After forming a selection committee, the GVAHC presented the chosen piece to the PTR Commission and then to the City Council for final approval.
“Within Reach” is constructed of lost wax aluminum casting and depicts a playful fox sitting on a perch. The artists says of her work, "My art has always represented my vision and spirit. And if my current bronze sculpture series is any indication, that spirit is a tad whimsical." This whimsy can be seen in "Within Reach". The artwork was installed in May and is ready for you to view in person. The artwork was funded by the City of Greenwood Village’s Arts and Humanities Council.
Black Cube Project at the Curtis Center
The Curtis Center for the Arts was selected by Black Cube, a gallery without walls, to participate in their latest project, SHARE. SHARE is a series of 100 small-scale, bronze, sculptural text installations by Mexico City-based artist and Black Cube Fellow, Anuar Maauad. The artworks are installed on building facades throughout the Denver area. Each sculptural phrase mimics the thick, geometric, slab serif font and gold coloring of the iconic Trump Tower sign. Maauad’s series of text installations are approachable in scale and relay an uplifting message: “To share is precious, pure, and fair.” The phrase is a lyric from “I Want You” by American singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye. In doing so, the artist subtly transforms an icon synonymous with power into an artwork that symbolizes kindness. By engaging numerous public sites throughout the community and encouraging members of the community to disseminate a positive anecdote, the artist is literally acting out the message of his work. The artwork at the Curtis Center for the Arts can be found on the north side of the building. More information can be found at www.blackcube.art.