The Derby Studio Project and Magnolia Street Art Center Grand Opening

Join us on October 6, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm to check out our beautiful new art spaces and art in the township of Derby Colorado.

The Derby Studio Project is pleased to announce its first " Open Studio "including a bargain and free art photo and book table. We have just moved in and are settling in and unpacking onto our new rolling shelves.

We are located at : 6525 East 72nd Place, Commerce City CO. 80022

Art in the Derby is celebrating with a ribbon cutting and Grand Opening for the Magnolia Street Art Center in the newly created Derby Art District.
The Magnolia Street Art Center is located at: 6600 E 74th Avenue Commerce City, CO  80022 401.323.4606

Mingle with the artists, build your art collection, support CPAC, and party!

Friday, October 12, 2018
6:30 pm, with artist talks at 7 pm

We are delighted to invite you to Walk Away With Art, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center's annual fall fundraiser and one-night only art exhibition.

The show features 50 photographs by 10 professional, local photographers. Guests draw numbers to determine the order they will be called to choose a print off the wall. Mingle with the artists, build your art collection, support CPAC, and party!

Featured Artists

John Bonath
Mike Campbell
Carol Golemboski
Emma Powell
Benjamin Rasmussen
Natascha Seideneck
Michael Snively
Michael Trupiano
Mariana Vieira
Mario Zoots
Get Tickets
Hurry -- space is limited!

Calling all Colorado Artists

Calling all Colorado Artists: become part of Meow Wolf Denver!
We’re excited to announce a state-wide open-call for proposals to participate in Meow Wolf’s upcoming Denver exhibition! Two Ask Meow Wolf: Proposal Q & A events will offer in-depth insights to prospective artists, applicants, and collaborators about our process. Co-founders and Meow Wolf Creative Directors will discuss what they’ve learned in the past decade of bringing collaborative immersive art experiences to life. We’re looking for folks of all experience levels and for art of all mediums.
We can’t wait to collaborate with you!
Program content will be the same for each session. Please only RSVP to ONE workshop as space is limited.
Saturday, October 6
Steam on the Platte
1401 Zuni St, Denver, CO 80204
10:30 am ~ Doors Open & Food Available
11:00 am – 1:00 pm ~ Presentation
1:00 pm – 2pm ~ Q & A
Sunday, October 7
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205
10:00 am ~ Doors Open & Food Available
10:30 am – 12:30 pm ~ Presentation
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ~ Q & A
Questions? Contact us at

Saturday, October 6 & Sunday, October 7

Denver Museum of Nature and Science & Steam on the Platte

Art in the Derby - Derby Studios announces it's first "open studio."

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"Art in the Derby" Art Fair and the Grand Opening of the Magnolia Street Art Space

Please join us on October 6, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for "Art in the Derby," an art fair to celebrate the newly created Derby Art District and the Grand Opening of the Magnolia Street Art Space. There will be many things to see and do that will be fun and creative for people of all ages! Some of the events planned include:

-  10:00 am ribbon cutting by city officials

-  creative center for children (kids create art projects to take home)
-  52' semi trailer/gallery (new media video by local film makers)
-  Adams City Fire Truck and safety information
-  Historical Society exhibit about the history of the Derby area
-  food trucks
-  DJ music by Abe Ramirez
-  various outdoor artist exhibitors
-  indoor art on display by Mag Street studio artists and others
-  student art on display by Adams City High School Artists

-  photographic wheat pastings
-  the first open studio and free/bargain art book sale by Derby Studios 

-  Grand Opening party 
-  free raffle and prizes for the public
-  awards for participating artists, including a "peoples' choice" award
The Magnolia Street Art Space is a renovation, developed by Jeanie Nuanes King. The building renewal is finished and artists are moving in and getting settled. Mag Street is an affordable and permanent art space in an old warehouse located in the quaint location of downtown Derby. Ms. King was one of the founders of the Art District on Santa Fe and owned a building there for many years. The pricing crunch made it difficult for Ms. King to continue operating an art venue in Denver, so she looked elsewhere for an area that offered economical space for art studios and galleries that could be updated and made affordable for Denver Metro artists.

Another nearby building has also been renovated into a studio and display area -- the Derby Studios. Together these art venues have created a new arts center -- the Derby Art District. This new district not only provides great opportunities for artists, but also emphasizes the important goal of becoming an integral part of the historical and unique Derby Business District and community. 

"Art in the Derby" Art Fair and
Magnolia Street Art Space Grand Opening

October 6, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Magnolia Street Art Space
6600 E 74th Avenue
Commerce City, CO 80022

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More About "Art in the Derby"

Many professional artists will be a part of the event, which will display various art styles and types.  The current list of displaying artists and entities include: Bowerhouse Books, Colophone Center, Margaret McCullough, Joyce Coco, Julie Anna Lewis, Ron Trujillo, Terrell Tumlinson, Jane Dodge, Jayn Thompson, Terri Bell, Mark Sink, Mark Friday, Naomi Gagnon, Nicole Korbe, Thomas Carr, Kristin Henning, Angela Rameriz, Aaron Comino, BIG Picture wheat pastings, Adams City high school students and the Commerce City Cultural Council.
For the latest information about the event, please visit the website here.
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Magnolia Street Art Space, northwestern gallery entrances
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"Art in the Derby" - Art by Magnolia Street Art Space artists
(top left) "Pride and Prejudice" by Julie Anna Lewis
(top right) "Rain on my Window" by Julie Anna Lewis
(lower left) " Night Music" by Joyce Coco
(lower right) "Unnamed" by Terrell Tumlinson

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Derby Studios

The same day, October 6, 2018, the Derby Studios announces it's first "open studio." In addition to photographic art pieces, there will be a bargain and free art book table. We have just moved in and are unpacking and settling into new rolling shelves, so please stop by to take a look!

Derby Studios
6525 72nd Place
Commerce City, CO 80022
Soft Opening - Preview Exhibit
January 12, 2018, 6-9 pm


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"Art in the Derby" - Derby Studios
Large Format Photographic Art from "The BIG Picture" Project

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Derby Art District

The Derby Arts District hosts various art exhibits and special public events.  DAD is located just north of Denver city limits. Venues are situated approximately 7 miles north of the River North (RiNo) Art District. Interstate highways 76, 270 and 25 are very close and convenient, and, a new light rail station/RTD serves the area and links the district to downtown Denver and other city segments. 
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        visit the derby art district website or email us for more information:


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"Art in the Derby" is a collaborative project by the Magnolia Street Art Space and the Commerce City Cultural Council.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center News

Now on view: Lies

Recently featured in LenscratchLies invites you to explore photography’s complex relationship to the truth through the eyes of 10 contemporary artists. The exhibition is juried by Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. 

Photo Career Mapping:
A Two-Day Workshop on Your Portfolio and Your Photobook with David Bram + Melanie McWhorter

October 26-27, 2018

Ready to turn your project into a photobook? Gain valuable insights from two experts in the field: David Bram, editor and founder of Fraction magazine, and Melanie McWhorter, consultant and former manager of photo-eye Bookstore and Project Space. Create a mock-up of your book as you learn about about editing, sequencing, storytelling, and much more. Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate.

Two-day workshop: $360 (Non-members); $324 (CPAC members)
Lecture only: $45 (Non-members); $41 (CPAC members) 
Browse All Classes & Workshops

September 12: Instagram for Photographers 

How can Instagram help you achieve your goals as a photographer? Join us September 12 to hear expert tips from Benjamin Rasmussen, a freelance photographer who has worked with Facebook, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and other major clients, and Julie Rodriguez, social media manager, photographer, and food blogger. Open to all. Free for CPAC members; $10 Non-members. 
Reserve Your Spot

Membership Sale!

Join a welcoming community of 400+ who share your passion for photography. CPAC members also enjoy free admission to PhotoVox, exhibition opportunities, and discounts on classes, gear, and more. Sign up or renew your membership at the Supporter Level or above by September 15 and save $30!
Join or Renew

Two New Calls for Entry

Emerging Vision: CPAC's Biennial Student Show
Submission deadline: October 12; Earlybird discount: September 28
Open to current undergraduate and graduate students in photography. Open theme. Juror: Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director, Center for Fine Art Photography. Apply here. 

Doors Open Denver Photo Competition: Y/OUR DENVER 
Submission deadline: October 1
This is your opportunity to photograph your favorite areas of Denver and enter your work into a juried competition. All forms of architectural imagery are welcome. Thirty images will be showcased on the Denver Architecture Foundation and CPAC websites for this online exhibition. Juror: Samantha Johnston, CPAC Executive Director. Apply here.