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All year long we present free and low-cost programming for everyone to enjoy. We look for new and creative ways to elevate the cultural experience not only inside our venues, but in every corner of the complex.

We hope you will join us at an upcoming event! 

Denver's Cultural Plan highlights accessibility as one of its main guiding principles with a collective goal to ensure arts, culture and creativity are truly inclusive and accessible to all. We want everyone to experience the magic that happens under the glass canopy of the Arts Complex. 

Each year, we create a full roster of programming that we hope connects to anyone interested in participating and we are always open to new ideas. We have outdoor movie nights, immersive theatre, a music + art series, digital art experiences, unconventional performances and placemaking, holiday programming, poetry slams and puppet poetry slams, storytelling, singing, dancing, fashion and so much more.

Occasionally, we bring in national or even international artists, but we like to focus on highlighting the amazing talent from our local artists and groups. In 2019, we worked with more than 50 different creative individuals and cultural organizations to program 100 community-style events throughout the year. 

Signature Programming

Presented by Denver Arts & Venues

Sunset Cinema

Sunset Cinema is our outdoor movie series that takes place just outside of the Galleria, where the complex meets Sculpture Park. In partnership with Denver Film, every summer is dedicated to films that celebrate a particular genre, director, art form or theme. We also bring in local partners to help us curate the experience with costume contests, games, photo environments, craft cocktails and more.  

Glass Top Bar

Glass Top Bar is a casual happy hour experience set under the glass canopy of the Galleria. This pop-up bar is open on select evenings throughout the summer offering a beautiful spot to unwind after a long work day or for a pre-show snack. In addition to cocktails and lite bites, each evening showcases live entertainment from local musicians.

Buell Art + Music

Buell Art + Music features Denver-area artists on a quaterly schedule. Typically these exhibits are only accessible to Buell patrons during shows or by request, but the Buell Art + Music receptions are free and open to the public and incorporate live music to enhance the viewing experience.

Cultural Partner Program

Arts & Venues created the Cultural Partner Program to cultivate collaboration and support for community-based organizations, business entities and individuals aspiring to present professional-level arts and cultural performances at our venues. Throughout the year, you will often find local talent rehearsing in our spaces or bringing new and creative works to the Arts Complex for audiences to enjoy. 

Want to partner with us?

If you have an idea for a future event, please reach out to our programming coordinator Peter Dearth at