Socially Engaged Art Projects


Bianca Shaw

Bianca Mikahn will host an interactive sound experience designed to engage participants in real time creation and reflection, highlighting how auditory experiences inspire movement. Audience members will be invited to share sounds/poems/lyrics in a free form fashion culminating a creation produced live in the RedLine space. 


Active Investigation

Michael Workman

I will present a series of “performance score” movement-based social interactions exploring the connection between language, movement, and those forces that govern our behavior in the public sphere. Incorporating an urban planning approach across the “place identity,” the work will be adapted site-specifically to the public staging of 48 Hours.


BUFFED//GRITO: Cycles of Erasure

Alejandro Perez

Come air your grievances with spray paint. Contribute a layer of paint to, BUFFED//GRITO: Cycles of Erasure, a community sourced painting. You don't have to be an artist to contribute, you just need something to spray/say.



Mileage Allowance

Barbara Loisch

'Mileage Allowance' was born out of a wish to portray and celebrate the everyday lives of caretakers. Encouraging people to create memory maps of paths they regularly take while caring for someone, the project asks questions about movement in connection to transcending love as well as physical and emotional labor.



The Meet Cart

Emily Hope Dobkin, Kindness Craft Collective, a project by BETTERISH

Check out the Meet Cart, a mobile structure that encourages strangers to meet, greet and play. Find someone you don’t know, and together, create a more connected 48 Hour community.



Art Patches

Patti Smithsonian


Instead of free advertising for Corporate America, ART PATCHES can cover any  business logo AND we’ll even mend  tears in your clothing while we're at it. Bring a garment, and pick out an art patch. We’ll demonstrate mending, too.



The Race Card Project

Denver Public Libraries

The Race Card Project is an interactive display prompting participants to post their thoughts on race in just six words. Based on the award-winning work of Michele Norris, the Race Card Project promotes social interaction, civil discourse, and a mutual exchange of ideas around the ongoing conversation about race.



Reach Studio and In my backyard Project 

As a partner of In My Backyard, this group of Reach Studio artists will seek to start a conversation with the neighborhood on issues of homelessness and homeownership, the damage of stereotypes and the need for compassion, and how a true human connection and community action can lead to a solution to spatial poverty. Throughout the night, they will be leading interactive arts projects that both welcome and challenge visitors to think critically, hosting an open mic to allow everyone the opportunity to lend their voices to the conversation, and serving a community dinner to the community. 

Reach Studio provides an opportunity for socially engaged artists to collaborate, create, and share ideas in an inclusive community.

In My Backyard is a creative placekeeping project in support of the tiny home movement for neighbors that need a safe place to be--a legal place to rest and a way to be part of our Denver community.


Relax and Restore

Allie Beckmann

Balance your weekend of exploration and movement with rest and relaxation.  Throughout this year’s 48 Hours weekend, Allie Beckmann (E-RYT 200) will be offering 20 minute meditation sessions where you can decompress, release, and restore.  By taking the time to slow the mind and the breath, you will feel more present and capable to absorb and experience the rest of the weekend. We recommend signing up in advance, as space is limited to 5 people per session. There will be a sign-up sheet on the door of the conference room where the meditation will take place. Pillows, props, and chairs will be provided to maximize comfort.

Friday August 10: 12:00-12:20pm, 12:30-12:50pm, 3:00-3:15pm

Saturday August 11: 12:00-12:20pm, 12:30-12:50pm, 1:45-2:00pm



2019 Dream Project

Eriko Tsogo, Mongolian Culture and Heritage Center of Colorado

The "Dream Yurt" project is designed to engages and challenges systems of power, and through the process, transform systems of structured oppression through a combination of game, creative “wish ribbon” making workshop, and through the performative act of constructing a symbolic Mongolian yurt.