154 Pieces – 135 Artists – 73 Days - Art of the State 2019 Opens January 17

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ARVADA CO — The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is proud to present Art of the State 2019 January 17 – March 31, 2019. This juried exhibition will showcase the quality, depth, and diversity of Colorado artists. "Art of the State 2019 is a great follow-up to its 2016 predecessor," said Collin Parson, Arvada Center Director of Galleries and Curator. "The exhibition features some of the state's most recognized names plus offers glimpses into artists that I was previously unaware of. With over 150 pieces, there is something for everyone."

In its third iteration, Art of the State 2019 garnered 1,555 entries from 566 artists. Jurors Joy Armstrong (Colorado Springs Fine Art Center), Daisy McGowan (University of Colorado- Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art) and Parson selected 154 works by 135 artists to represent art in Colorado being created by both emerging and established artists. The call for entry was open to all Colorado artists in all media. All three of the Arvada Center’s galleries, over 10,000 square feet, will be devoted to this celebration of art in Colorado. For a list of participating artists and other information, go to https://arvadacenter.org/art-of-the-state-2019

Art of the State 2019 opening reception:

Thursday, January 17, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Awards will be presented at 7:00 p.m. for Best in Show, 2nd and 3rd place, as well as special awards from arts institutions throughout the state including Clyfford Still Museum, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Redline Denver, UCCS/GOCA, and Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Arts.

Art of the State 2019 Events

For more details including ticket purchase (if required) please go to  https://arvadacenter.org/galleries/galleries-special-events

Art & Wine Pairing- February 15, from 4-5:30 p.m.

Pair wine with art and learn how they complement each other.

Thirsty Thursday Scavenger Hunt- March 7, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Explore the Arvada Center with a set of clues that includes talking to the artists in this wild scavenger hunt.

Stories on Stage- March 14 starting at 7:30

Visual arts and spoken word combine as guests use all of their senses to fully absorb the art presented.

About the Arvada Center Galleries:

Galleries at the Arvada Center host a dozen or more fine art exhibitions each year in three distinctive galleries with over 10,000 square feet of space. The Arvada Center prides itself on keeping its gallery and museum exhibitions free and open to the public seven days a week, something that it has done since inception in 1976.

The Arvada Center Galleries are open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The galleries remain open until 7:30 p.m. on evenings with theatre performances. Free docent- led tours of the gallery exhibitions and history museum are available to groups of five or more. To schedule a tour call the Arvada Center's gallery/museum tour line at 720-898-7255.