The Denver Public Library's Plaza program partners with both the Denver Art Museum and the Art Students League of Denver to offer free, professional arts programming to Denver's diverse immigrant communities at branches throughout the city.
As part of the Plaza ArtC program, these workshops bring families together, help bridge the gap between first- and second-generation immigrants, and empower community members to explore their own creativity and ingenuity.
The Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) will host a Plaza Program Art Show at their historic location at 200 Grant Street, from May 29-June 26, 2015. An artists' reception will be held this Friday, May 29, from 5:30-8:00 pm. Everything on display will be original work created by Plaza participants in ASLD workshops from 2014-2015.
Art Students League workshops in Plaza are taught by professional artists using a variety of high-quality art materials to introduce a range of exciting techniques. Workshops from the past year included monotype and relief printmaking, wire sculpture, found-object boxes, pastel, and drawing.
The Denver Art Museum brings projects related to the museum's collections to eleven branches in the city. The Museum has also hosted several family day events for Plaza participants, partnering with the library to provide free admission, tours, activities, and food, for families from around the world. These events and workshops serve to welcome new Americans into the thriving cultural life of Denver, while lifting their voices and experiences through art.
Come check out a Plaza ArtC program, or find out about our other Services for New Immigrants at a Plaza program near you! And don't forget to visit the art exhibit at the Art Students League from May 29-June 26.
Plazas are a dedicated space for migrants from all over the world to connect with people, information, and resources, building Denver’s successful global community. This program engages newcomers of all ages and backgrounds with free opportunities and specialized support as they gain second-language conversation skills, prepare for citizenship, create new networks in business, and exchange perspectives across the immigrant experience.
To find a Plaza program near you, please see our events calendar.