This free two-day event invites you to seek out the architectural heritage and future of some of Denver’s most interesting buildings.
This year's event headquarters will be in the newly expanded Union Station at 17th & Wynkoop in downtown Denver, pictured at left. Here you can get the Event Guide and map, sign-up for Insider Tours and purchase a copy of Guide to Denver Architecture. The 2015 theme is Denver Classics Then and Now with over 50 buildings open to the public. I visited two places in the RiNo Arts District, Redline Gallery and studios and the Dry Ice building which houses 2 galleries and 32 artist's studios. At the latter, Matt, the owner and building's restorer gave us a tour and told us the building's history and how he purchased the long deserted structure in 2007 and lovingly turned it into the vibrant work and gallery space it is today. Twas a fun day exploring and talking with painters, sculptors, gallerists, jewelry and fashion designers! Most events are free thanks to sponsor, Denver Architectural Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. To learn more: http://doorsopendenver.com