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Colorado Convention Center bidding misconduct leads to $9 million settlement

Trammel Crow Company and Mortenson Construction must pay $4.5 million each and issue a public apology to the city, according to the settlement.

Denver Zoo struggles during coronavirus to feed its hungry animals

The zoo was closed nearly three months early in the pandemic, then imposed restrictions on crowd sizes since reopening to the public June 12

Grand Junction woman transforms coronavirus’ staggering death toll into a comforting work of art

Artist Linda McBride began honoring the pandemic’s dead when the toll was 120,000. Now it’s over 300,000 and her work is far from finished.

“Black in Denver” illustrates through photos — and words — the vast diversity of the Black diaspora

Nashville-born artist Narkita Gold might have chosen a larger canvas, like Chicago or New York, but she found “communities” in Colorado

In southwest Colorado, high tech plays in the mud to produce ecologically sound architecture — and art

Combining age-old materials like adobe with the wonders of 3D printing, two California-based artists create museum-worthy homes

Murals return to Pueblo’s levee as artists make concrete above the Arkansas River their canvas

Structural repair ground the old murals to gravel, but now painters have begun the physically demanding work to restore the critical public works project’s role in the city’s essential artistic life.

Denver lands CARNE y ARENA, a powerful immersive, virtual reality experience about refugees

Filmmaker Alejandro Iñárritu collected the stories of refugees and guards, using VR goggles to share the very real anguish and terror of surreptitious crossings of the southern border

Old stage scenery from Leadville’s Tabor Opera House sat moldering for years. Now, it’s considered a treasure.

That stage scenery, along with more pieces added in later years, has been in the Tabor attic under layers of coal and bat guano dust for more than a century.

Forrest Fenn, art dealer whose treasure sent hunters scouring the West, dies

Police confirmed Fenn died Monday of natural causes at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Can government investment in the arts help lift Colorado, the U.S. out of the economy’s coronavirus slump?

In light of the pandemic and resulting unemployment for creative workers, more than a few influential arts advocates have floated the idea of a New Deal for the arts.

Coronavirus killed 59,179 arts jobs in Colorado and crippled key economic and cultural engines. Can they be revived?

Local philanthropists are working on grants to support artists, venues and groups. But one study suggests reviving a massive, national New Deal-like program.

“We want to lead”: Frisco uses art to reckon with the high country’s lack of diversity

Frisco is the first known mountain community to host a Black Lives Matter mural as many cities, including Denver and Washington, D.C., have done

Telluride Film Festival canceled due to coronavirus

Organizers said Tuesday that the festival's 47th edition, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, was scuttled entirely due to the pandemic

How a new community of Black artists was born out of Denver’s police brutality protests

What started with volunteers spraying “Black Lives Matter” on temporary plywood boxes became a full-fledged exhibit in Denver’s Civic Center park

Drone. Lights. Camera. Art. “Space-time sculptures” create one-of-a-kind works of art in Colorado’s mountains

Breckenridge artist Mark Bellncula flies his LED-mounted drone through as many as 93 waypoints to create light sculptures above Colorado’s mountain landscapes.

Young turk gives venerable Mountain Gazette a second, second life

The legendarily irreverent magazine that featured the writings of Hunter S. Thompson, George Sibley and Edward Abbey was purchased by a young entrepreneur eager to revive the title that has been dormant since 2012.

Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies at 84

Two of Christo’s planned projects did not come to fruition before he died, including Over the River, which would have involved draping translucent fabric above 42 miles of Colorado’s Arkansas River

WATCH: The Lumineers, OneRepublic, Nathaniel Rateliff and others perform coronavirus benefit show

Colorado musical acts are performing live on Friday afternoon to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts in the state.

Colorado theater companies are clinging to life and worry coronavirus will mean shows cannot go on

Some 60% of the arts groups supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District are only moderately or not at all confident that they will survive

She was awaiting her Colorado Ballet curtain call. Coronavirus delayed the dance, for better and worse.

After 22 years, ballerina Chandra Kuykendall now is preparing for a finale, sometime in the future, by dancing in her bedroom, using a dresser as a barre.

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