48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art & Conversation


24 Hours Block Party

August 10, 2019

Like always, this event is free and open to the public! This year’s 24 Hours Block Party will feature socially engaged art projects, a block party zine, interactive makers projects, performances, a community dinner, Arts in Society Grantee projects, and the opening of our community juried show.

Enjoy selected images from the Block Party! Photo Credit: Jaylyn Begay

2019 Schedule

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11am-12pm: PlatteForum’s ArtLab Interns: Coffee with Generation Z Workshop

11am-12:30pm: Tilt West Roundtable Discussion: Every/body: Art, Representation, & Accessibility (Pre-registration is required, please email info@tiltwest.org in order to register. Registration is capped, so please register asap.)

12pm: Gregg Deal Mural Painting Project

1-5:30pm: Socially Engaged and Interactive Projects and SAME Cafe Food Truck(pay what you can)

Matthew Stearns’ Apron Artist Project, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank, Arts Street @ YEA, Museo de las Americas, Grapefruit Lab + Theatre Artibus, AMPED, Mackenzie Urban, Shannon Geis, Gaby Oshiro, & Emerald Smith

1-1:20pm: Youth on Record Performance: Desmond Dukes

1:30-1:45pm: Art from Ashes Poetry Reading

1:45-2:05pm: Mirror Image Arts Performance

2:10-2:55pm: Salida Circus

3-3:20pm: Youth on Record Performance: Tiauignee Smith

3:25-3:40pm: Katie Wiegman Dance Performance

3:45-4:05pm: Motus Theater Performance

4:10-4:45: Youth on Record Performance: Andre Jackson

4:45-6pm: Reach Studio Community dinner catered by SAME Cafe with Slam Nuba, Zalez, & In My Background

6-9pm: Juried Exhibition Opening, Was it Worth it

7-7:30pm: The Groove Commission

7:35pm-8pm: Youth on Record Performance: Edwima Maben

8-9pm: Los Mocochetes

About 48 Hours

48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art & Conversation Summit is a two day summit and exhibition that engages cultural organizations, non-profits, artists, and individuals to share their expertise on cultural responsiveness, social responsibility, and collective leadership. Inspired by Denver’s Imagine 2020 Cultural Plan, 48 Hours aims to promote positive social change through creativity and innovation. This year, 48 Hours will change to a one day block party event, 24 Hours Block Party, in order to amp up for a full, two day summit in 2020.

Annual Theme: D | Vision

Throughout 2019, RedLine's exhibits, special events, and programs will seek to investigate the ways in which division opens space for new creation and perspectives or how culture makes vision out of division. We are looking to investigate both division and visioning for the future during the event. How are we able to come together during times of extreme divisiveness and create a better future in which everyone has a voice? The block party offers an opportunity to explore both the discord and disunity currently occurring and envisage what is possible in the future.

48 Hours supports Denver’s  Imagine 2020 Cultural Plan and creates a platform for exploring the tenets of the plan.

This event is made possible by the generous support of Denver Arts & Venues, Bonfils Staton Foundation, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, Raz Foundation, Arts in Society, Colorado Creative Creative Industries, Hemera Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts