Augustana Arts’ mission is to gather community, support the arts and delight the spirit. Two resident performing arts groups along with nationally and internationally acclaimed guest artists are the focus of Augustana Arts programming – the Stratus Chamber Orchestra and the Colorado Women’s Chorale.
The Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) has been a Colorado cultural staple since their inception in the 1950s. Over the years, they’ve created unique garden destinations that make for great experiences for the whole family – as well as offering world-class education and plant research.
Since 1981, Denver Brass has been delighting diverse Denver audiences as one of the premier ensembles of its kind. The classically-trained brass chamber, featuring 13 distinct brass instruments plus percussion, performs its own original compositions and arrangements in more than 150 concerts per year.
Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO) provides quality musical training and performance opportunities to 250 of the region’s most talented young musicians from the ages of 7 to 23. They also offer free music education and live performances to disadvantaged children and other underserved populations.
When completed in 2017, the Levitt Pavilion Denver will be located in Ruby Hill Park and will become the seventh Levitt Pavilion, joining host cities such as Pasadena, Los Angeles, Memphis and Arlington. Levitt Pavilion’s mission focuses on building community through music.
In years past, Mexican Cultural Centers emerged in locations across the country to serve as a link with Latin American communities and the American people. At their peak, there were more than 40 centers that helped to meet the needs of the community with programs focused on education, culture, sports, health and community affairs.
Founded in 1997, Poetry Slam Inc., promotes the performance and creation of poetry while cultivating literary activities and spoken word events. As a member-based organization, they oversee the production of the National Poetry Slam, the Individual World Poetry Slam and the Women of the World Poetry Slam.
Rocky Mountain PBS (RMPBS) is a statewide television network that provides a multifaceted telecommunications service with emphasis on education and current local issues. Today, the network serves virtually the entire state, airing meaningful content and telling award-winning stories to its Colorado viewers.
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir is a professional ensemble of 24 voices that performs classical choral music, primarily a cappella. Founded in 1994 by Artistic Director Timothy Krueger, the repertoire focuses on “ancient-future” programming – neglected works from the past and lesser known contemporary works.
Stories on Stage combines theatre with literature and presents short stories in dramatic readings by professional actors. Stories on Stage gives audiences a unique opportunity to understand what another person’s life is like. Productions have explored diverse themes such as slavery in America, the Holocaust, mental health, autism, addiction and Latino culture.
Members of the Flobots band formed Youth on Record in 2008. The innovative, community-focused nonprofit believes in the power of art and music to improve the lives of extremely vulnerable youth and to enhance communities. Youth on Record views music as a tool for personal transformation, relationship building, leadership development and action.