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.
Results: Hundreds of kids have attended free classes, hundreds of art students have sold their art at our public gallery on Santa Fe Dr, and thousands of citizens have strengthened their community through our art projects.
Target demographics: Helping put an end to childhood artlessness by providing art education to every child in Denver. Through our education project, DPAU, teachers across the city are collaborating to reach into our often overlooked neighborhood, where they need us the most.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Approx. 400
Geographic areas served: Greater Denver
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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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!

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

 
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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!

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

 
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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!

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

 
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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.

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

 
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