RedLine was founded in 2008 by artist and philanthropist, Laura Merage as a way to support artists and build community in northeast Denver. Following the completion of a renovated space in Five Points, RedLine welcomed its first group of resident artists in the fall of 2008.  The organization has grown rapidly over the last half decade, integrating youth education and community outreach with the artist residency and exhibitions.  Over the past year, RedLine has welcomed more than 30,000 visitors and engaged more than 2,500 program participants as we continue to work toward a vision of empowering everyone to create positive change through art.

RedLine Contemporary Art Center fosters education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change. Founded in 2008, RedLine was created in response to a lack of support for emerging artists and a dearth of creative opportunities for local residents. RedLine supports a thriving group of resident artists and provides programming that responds to the needs of the varied communities that live in the surrounding neighborhoods. RedLine was intentionally built in Five Points, a neighborhood that has experienced considerable population displacement over the last decade. Viewing art and arts education through a lens of social issues, the organization ensures equitable access to the arts for under-resourced populations by working to fulfill a vision of empowering everyone to create social change through art. 


Access: RedLine encourages everyone to experience the artistic process

Relevance: RedLine is responsive to the ever-changing needs of local artists and communities.

Change: RedLine believes in the transformative power of art to instigate social progress.

Depth: RedLine focuses on the individual by building strong connections.

Collaboration: RedLine understands the importance of collective leadership and participation.