Denver Art Society

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews

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Location: 733 Santa Fe Dr Denver CO 80204 USA

Mission: Leading Denver into the epicenter of the global art movement by building local art schools, creating local art marketplaces, and helping local artists.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Wonderful! I go to drawing classes every day after school. Every Thursday at 3 we walk to the gallery and learn perspective, proportion, and cartoons. Our teacher's name is Sean.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Learning how to draw people, faces, and cartoon animals.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Give everyone in our class big canvases, paint, and paint brushes!

Ways to make it better...

Sean had more sugar for tea.

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One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The Denver Art Society is a wonderful place to see local art! I bought paintings and handmade cards from the Homeless Art exhibit last December's First Friday artwalk. This was a great idea that helped some talented people create art and earn 100% of the proceeds. Even 6 and 7 year old kids made art that sold! Sean, the founder and CEO, is a remarkable person with energy, focus and talent. I also met the kids in one of his classes in Denver. They really looked up to him and seemed to appreciate the free art lessons. Yea for "Art for All" in Denver!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have easy to access weekly art lessons for anyone that wanted to learn and practice for free.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I've been a volunteer with the Denver Art Society since October. I've volunteered for First Friday events and done canvassing/fundraising work. DAS is AWESOME!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

completely end artlessness in Denver and make Denver the epicenter for the global art movement.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The Denver Art Society is a wonderful organization. It is trying to achieve so many wonderful things (free art education, ending artlessness, and providing a free space for artists to show their works). My only concern is that the Denver Art Society is trying to achieve too many things at once... or, more constructively, it should be doing all these great things but they should start smaller. Perhaps ending artlessness on Santa Fe, or free art education for a handful of kids. An organization should focus its energy on issues that deal with problems locally before it strives to achieve larger goals. Keep rockin... I know you're gonna make it happen!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

end artlessness and give education to every child in Denver.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I volunteered with Denver Art Society in November for their homeless art exhibit. It was a very nice evening full of goodwill and compassion. I look forward to the second one this fall with bells on. If you ever need another volunteer for anything, I am eager and ready! Thanks again guys!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how people can come together to help those less fortunate.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Just like me. They WERE me infact.... Seriously, everyone was wonderful and nice, especially Team Overexuberant Orangesicle (inside joke...)

Ways to make it better...

We had even more volunteers like you!!!!! I think we're expecting twice the turnout next year so GO VOLUNTEERS!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

So many people still living on the streets and unable to afford marketable skills.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I was just in this morning to see Jen Leong's exhibit. I really love what this place does to encourage local artists and give support to make it easier for people to create great art. I donated $20 to give a canvas to a young art student and encourage everyone to do the same - if we all chip in we can make a real, lasting difference in the Arts District.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how nice it is to finally have a free gallery on Santa Fe Dr. in the arts district. Go local art!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting Sean

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Tall

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

open a free art gallery in Capitol Hill, Downtown, Highlands, Aurora, Thornton, and every city in Colorado!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Denver Art Society is an amazing, inspiring organization making major strides toward providing a stronger art community. Leading the way in the global art movement, DAS offers citizens a free, uncensored catalog of original, affordable Denver art as well as providing free art education to all interested. A great organization with great ideas taking leaps and bounds to end artlessness and provide art to all!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

observing the gratitude and joy of several artists, teachers, patrons, local citizens both young and old alike taking part in the forum/services/projects that Denver Art Society helps to make possible.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching local artists/citizens who might not otherwise have a platform to create and display art, get to share their work with their fellow neighbors: the joy witnessed was awe inspiring.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

giving, talented, inspiring people all dedicated toward the common goal of sharing art with the community.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

transform the ability for all people to be a part of a global art community!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I'm continually rewarded by my experiences with Denver Art Society's community art projects. My experiences in their classrooms have given me a newfound respect for the importance of art in our neighborhood. We all felt like Denver art was taken to a new level with last November's homeless art exhibit.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

November, on the First Friday, during the Denver Homeless Art Exhibit, and in art classes on Santa Fe Dr and at HillCrest Academy.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing kids learn how to draw... it makes me so proud to see someone gain confidence and identity as they stand next to their completed canvas.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very sweet volunteers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Really make some positive changes in Denver.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Art for the homeless was a great exhibit that helped get the paintbrush in the hands of many less fortunate; of which many created outstanding works of art. The idea is beyond novel and is only one chapter in the growing idea to put more creativity in the hands of everyone.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing creativity come from the less expected sources, proving that everyone has the power to create

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

people willing to help, art lovers to art illiterate kind souls

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

put the power to be creative in everyone's hands. this may be understated, but creativity and innovation go hand in hand and are the key to creating change in any arena.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Awesome organization! Bought a few pieces of art from them last fall. Their volunteers are all very nice and I think the work they do means a lot to the artists

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

purchasing art and meeting with artists

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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