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Boulder Arts Week kicks off March 26th with a week-long celebration of local artistry including the NoBo Art Tour and Student Banner Project
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Art and Photo by Whitman Lindstrom

Boulder Arts Week is just around the corner. The city’s only large-scale celebration of community art and cultural offerings will be enjoyed with in-person and virtual events starting Saturday, March 26th and ending Saturday, April 2nd.

“Today, the City of Boulder is home to thousands of artists and over 140 arts organizations,” says Abra Allan, Program Manager. “Boulder has the nation’s third-highest concentration of artists, right behind Los Angeles and Santa Fe. At the core of Boulder’s art scene are the thousands of gifted, Boulder-based musicians, painters, actors, dancers, crafters, sculptors, and artists of all kinds. We are so lucky here in Boulder to have an event like Boulder Arts Week that gives our community access to such an incredible array of arts events that are accessible to the public.”

Here’s a taste of a few featured events.

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Street Wise Boulder | Muralist Kendall Rose Kippley | Photo by Doug Nowak

Join Street Wise Arts for a walking mural tour centered around downtown and Pearl Street. Hear from the artists behind the murals in both short and long forms. Sign up to receive the digital pdf and map or join Street Wise Arts for a group walk in person, dates TBD.

Enjoy the Feathers in Fiber exhibit at Uhl Brewing Co from March 21-April 4. Artist Lindsey Wohlman lives and breathes art. She especially excels in new mediums, her newest being macrame fiber. The Feathers in Fiber collection is based on nature and celebrates the shapes of birds and plants. Meet the artist in person on March 25th from 4-7 pm.

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The band “Hand Turkey” pictured at First Friday in NoBo

The NoBo Art Tour is offering self-guided tours of artists’ studios and creative businesses within the district. Meet local painters, sculptors, photographers and more. For extra surprises, follow the bright colored flags on every corner.

Constructed from an abstract vocabulary, artist Alice Messinger is inspired by the natural world. Her personal interpretation is expressed through the observance of nature’s colors, forms, and textures. Enjoy a night of art and connection on March 31st at 6:30 pm in the Boulder JCC Messinger Gallery.

Don’t forget to look up at the lamp poles, otherwise, you might miss the 10th annual Student Banner Project. Students of Columbine Elementary, Casey Middle and Boulder High have designed banners to the theme of Social Justice. Throughout Boulder Arts week, vote for your favorite banner online.

For all events, visit boulderartsweek.org

Categories: Art, Design