Denver's Cultural Scene

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It hasn't been that long ago that the biggest cultural event in Denver was the National Western Stock Show, with the Grand Champion bull being displayed in the lobby of the Brown Palace Hotel. While both of those things are still a big part of what makes Denver such a very special place to live, there have been a few stellar cultural additions in the past 50 years or so.

The crown jewel of Denver's cultural scene is The Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPCA) or, just "The Plex". This extraordinary facility, located in Downtown Denver, boasts 10 separate venues, including the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and the Buell Theatre. The Plex serves as the home for the Colorado Symphony, The Denver Center Theatre Company, Opera Colorado, and the Colorado Ballet. A significant contributor to Denver's nightlife, something is always happening at The Plex.
There's more. Lannie Garret's Clocktower Cabaret has become a downtown favorite. The Arvada Performing Arts Center hosts excellent productions during the season, and various local theaters offer productions literally every night of the year.

With the opening of Hamilton Wing of the Denver Art Museum and the new Museum of Modern Art receiving visitors, Denver now has world class art with facilities to match. Favorites such as The Children's Museum, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science continue to provide Denverites with the best in educational culture.

Metropolitan Denver's unique Scientific and Cultural District distributes funds to all manner of cultural organizations and venues, bringing art, music, and dance to every corner of the Metro area. From Jazz bands to Irish Step dancers, or The Cherry Creek Arts Festival to The Colorado Railroad Museum, writer's guilds to pottery makers, the SCFD brings all manner of the arts to every citizen of Metropolitan Denver.

Denver is considered one of the top ten creative cities in the United States. That creativity blossoms from citizenry well acquainted with the arts, just one more reason to that Denver is truly a great place to live.