Art in Prison is a collaborative workshop series conceived by Art Students League of Denver (ASLD), developed in partnership with Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC). Workshops are offered to incarcerated individuals living inside the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. Program offerings include a wide variety of techniques, mediums and processes for creative expression, taught by ASLD faculty teachers. Feedback has been positive and participants have advocated for their right to keep their artworks despite restrictive rules inside the prison.
Destigmatizing mental illness through art and action;ArrayParity is a new program by NAMI Colorado Springs, creating wearable art to break the silence surrounding mental illness in our community.
Colorado filmmaker Alan Domínguez created his Document Ed. film project with a two-fold vision — to highlight the stories of immigrants living in sanctuary in Colorado, in their own words, while also partnering with young people interested in learning documentary filmmaking skills. The project is a testimony to the courage and tenacity of immigration and human rights activists in Colorado, illuminating the challenges, and unwavering dedication to fighting for the right to stay in the place they call home.
Huajatolla Heritage Festival is happening June 8-9th, 2019 in La Veta, Colorado - now in its second year! The cultural extravaganza is an outgrowth of the Huajatolla Heritage Foundation, a new, volunteer-driven group dedicated to honoring and sharing the Native and Hispano cultures of southern Colorado’s Cuchara Valley. The free festival takes place this summer at the Francisco Fort Museum in La Veta, and will host an array of artisans, vendors, musicians, performers, food and educational opportunities. Huajatolla Heritage Foundation was awarded an Arts in Society grant for their work in 2018.