THE PEOPLE'S PROJECTOR
Night Lights Denver is a permanent way for The Denver Theatre District to support innovative artists with an experimental platform while attracting people downtown to experience a free, unique experience.
Our vision for this project is that Night Lights Denver truly becomes ‘the people’s projector,’ encouraging Denver to participate and contribute – including the international, national and locally-based artists we pay for commissioned artworks, schools and people walking through the district. Night Lights Denver partners include Downtown Denver Partnership, Orange Barrel Media and the Daniels & Fisher Tower.
The Denver Theatre District
The Denver Theatre District (DTD) enlivens a 16-block area of downtown Denver through interactive, immersive and experimental art and culture events and experiences. It provides creatives with a downtown platform and financial support for sharing their work. The DTD is a private non-profit funded through a revenue share collected from advertising on static and LED screens located throughout the District. The Denver Theatre District invests its outdoor media revenues in cultural and art-based experiences, most of which are free to the public. This model is the first of its kind, setting an example for cities nationwide in how to leverage private revenue streams to fund public art and activity.
Downtown Denver Partnership
The Downtown Denver Partnership implements a place-based economic development strategy to support its vision for an economically healthy, vibrant and growing downtown. Through creative public realm activation with a focus on iconic, inclusive public art, the Partnership is building a thriving center city – a place for the community to come together for meaningful interactions and memorable experiences. The Partnership convenes the public, private and philanthropic sectors to drive progress forward in Downtown Denver to the benefit of all those who live, work and play downtown.
Every Tuesday through Sunday evenings ---
January 1-15, 2023
5:00pm - 11:59pm
January 17-30, 2023
5:15pm - 11:59pm
Shows will start between 5:30pm - 6:00pm
FEATURED ART PIECES
Artist Name: Chris Christmas Co
Artwork title: The Black Cowboys
Artist statement: The BLACK COWBOY series' main focus is to lead the charge in creating diversity and inclusion platforms FOR Coloradans and its thriving economy through exposing untapped and untold stories of the Black Cowboy and natives of the Colorado land. Stories told through the lens of their current descendants reimagined through culture, community + creativity. Inclusiveness for economic development with a strategically designed series of partners that feature the very best of Colorado. In the midst of these untold stories, the aim is to showcase the lives and legacies of those that have come from the grounds of Colorado that have made a name for themselves through sports, music, fashion, entertainment, and politics. The BLACK COWBOY SERIES aims to shed light on Colorado names and brands that have been left uncovered.
Date: January 2023
Time: 5:00pm - 11:59pm
Artist Name: Andy Mast Fine Art
Artwork title: Peace in Solitude
Artist statement: Passion with pencil, offering simplicity and peace... Quiet inspirations from my mentor, Dick Jones.
Date: January 2022
Time: 5:00pm - 11:59pm
Notes: Acknowledgements: Special thanks to Night Lights Denver for this exhibition opportunity. Designer, Robin Sweet, for illustrating the spirit of Andy Mast Fine Art in digital form. My special models, Dick Jones, and Dave Schroeder.
Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower, located at 1601 Arapahoe St. on the 16th Street Mall.
The artworks are designed by local, national, and international artists, as well as the greater Denver community.
Art commissions, holiday programming, school takeovers, and lots more.
Free and All Ages
All programs are FREE to attend and appropriate for all-ages.
Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower, located at 1601 Arapahoe St.
The installations are designed by artists and the Denver community.
Art commissions and ambient programming.
Community and passersby can control content to project on the Tower.
Say hello and feel free to ask questions.