Dairy Block – downtown Denver’s hottest new micro-district that celebrates the maker – is excited to be hosting 29 Lives, a special art show for younger collectors on March 24th – April 4th.
The goal is to encourage younger collectors – those age 29 years and under – to learn about art through direct communication with artists, and to encourage them to buy original art by offering them a minimum of 29 percent off all pieces. Discounts will begin at 29 percent for those age 29 and under, with some artists offering much deeper discounts.
“Meeting and knowing the artist can break down the barrier of entry to art collecting,” said Denver artist Annie Decamp, the creator of the show. “We want people to buy original art over store-bought commercial art that seems easy, but requires less personal thought and delivers short term enjoyment. Art collecting is not just about the purchase, it is about the acquisition of knowledge of the vast world of art and artists, which ultimately leads to a more creative and fulfilled life.”
The 29 Lives show will open on Friday, March 27th with an Opening Celebration from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. featuring DJ Japadata.
The Colorado Snowsports Museum is donating a number of vintage Lange ski boots for artists to use as a medium during the show, with 50 percent of the sale of the boots going directly back to the museum.
Artists participating in 29 Lives include Denver artists Michael Dowling, Forge, Cody Kuehl, Annie Decamp, Juan Usubillaga, Jen Starling, Jessica Davis and Javier Badel, along with Canadian sculptor Edward Henley and German painter Thea Moreno.
Find the 29 Lives show in the 1821 Blake Street space in the Dairy Block Alley.
Dairy Block is a progressive experience of curated art, shopping, dining and drinking destinations in the heart of LoDo. Developed by McWHINNEY, Sage Hospitality and Grand American, Inc., Dairy Block is home to a wide variety of restaurants & bars, an eclectic shopping mix featuring local boutiques & top national brands and the independent 172-room Maven Hotel. For more information, please visit https://dairyblock.com/.