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Denver celebrates its birthday with art and music August 24 to 26.

Denver celebrates its birthday with art and music August 24 to 26

Denver marks its 125th birthday this month with a three-day festival, August 24 to 26, in its outdoor civic center plaza. Next door, the Denver Art Musuem adds to the celebration with a concurrent crafts show and sale.

Civic Center Alive. The outdoor plaza festival will offer installation art and sculpture (designed for a specific site), music on two stages, food booths, and an art marketplace. Hours are Friday evening 7 to 10, weekend days 10 to 5.

Art of Crafts Festival. The city's first big juried crafts exhibit and sale will offer the works of nearly 70 artists from around the country. You can see and buy works in ceramics, fiber, glass, leather, and wood, costing $9 to $5,000. Friday evening at 8, you can attend a buyer preview party; cost is $50; for reservations, call (303) 575-5929. Show hours are Saturday and Sunday 10 to 5; admission is $2.50.

On the weekend, 14th Avenue will be closed to traffic from Bannock Street to Broadway. Find free parking in lots off 13th Avenue south of the civic center.
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