Denver City to Celebrate World Art Drop Day

Denver City to Celebrate World Art Drop DayDenver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Arts & Venues and Denver City Council are participating locally in World Art Drop Day on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

World Art Drop Day aims to generate random bonds between strangers and communities through the act of creating and spreading art on the first Tuesday in September each year.

Denver City Council members will each hide at least one piece of art in their districts, as will Mayor. Hancock. Artwork hidden by Mayor Hancock and City Council was purchased by Denver Arts & Venues from Access Gallery, whose programs support young adults with disabilities through creative, educational and economic opportunities.

Denver Arts & Venues is dropping clues starting at 10 a.m., and hiding miniature blue bears that resemble Lawrence Argent's "I See What You Mean" located at the Colorado Convention Center (colloquially known as "The Big Blue Bear"). Clues include photos and hints posted on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and in the Art Drop Denver Facebook Group using the hashtag #artdropdenver.

Additionally, more than 80 Denver-area artists have committed to dropping their own art on Sept. 4.

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Denver Arts & Venues' mission is to amplify Denver's quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, arts and entertainment opportunities. Arts & Venues is the City and County of Denver agency responsible for operating some of the region's most renowned facilities, including Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Coliseum and McNichols Civic Center Building. Arts & Venues also oversees the Denver Public Art Program, Create Denver, SCFD Tier III granting process, Arts Education Fund and other entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival, Urban Arts Fund, P.S. You Are Here and implementation of IMAGINE 2020: Denver's Cultural Plan. Denver Arts & Venues is committed to diversity, equity and inclusiveness in all our programs, initiatives and decision-making processes.

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, the 45th Mayor of the City and County of Denver, is working to transform Denver into a globally competitive and connected city. Prior to becoming Mayor, Michael Hancock served on the Denver City Council for eight years, including two as City Council President. In his early career, he worked for the Denver Housing Authority and National Civic League, and was the youngest President of an Urban League chapter in America.

Denver City Council makes laws, budgets City money, and has authority to investigate City agencies and employees. The Denver City Council has 13 council members, 11 from equally populated districts and two elected at large.

As a leader in accessible arts and creating economic opportunity for young people with disabilities in Colorado, Access Gallery has served the community since 1978. Each year, Access Gallery serves nearly 100 young adults with disabilities and their families.

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