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5 Art events happening in Denver this March

We know spring fever is on the horizon, so while we wait for the snow to melt, we decided to put together a list of a few things to get you excited for the warmer days ahead! The end of winter has more to offer than meets the eye, so here are five can’t-miss Denver art events this March.

Laugh Your Craft Off
Every Wednesday through the month of March, join Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art for Laugh Your Craft Off. Each week a comedian will perform live, while a professional crafter will lead attendees through unique craft projects. Crafts will include bouquets, cursive wall art, clay mirrors, and cross-stitch designs. This experience doesn’t just provide a fun mid-week activity with friends, but the craft can also make a great gift or even decor for your own home!

2023 Oscar-Nominated Short Films
Are you an animation student looking to study the best of the best? Or maybe a devoted film enthusiast looking to catch the latest flicks? Well, either way, you should check out this year’s Oscar-Nominated Short Films. Head over to The Esquire Theater or the Sie FilmCenter to check out both the animated and live-action shorts nominated for this year’s Oscars. Films are showing almost every night at both locations until Thursday, March 9. That gives you plenty of time to pick a favorite and make a prediction before the Oscars Award ceremony on Sunday, March 12.

Second Saturdays: Drop-In Screen Printing + Open Studio 
It’s not often you get to visit an artist’s studio, let alone create your own art in one. Well, for Second Saturdays: Drop-In Screen Printing + Open Studio, that’s exactly what you get to do. This unique studio experience invites you to drop in between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. MST on March 11 to the Fruits of Our Labour. Bring a t-shirt or another textile to screenprint on, and come ready to get your hands dirty! This female-owned arts group, calls the Taxi Campus, in RiNo it’s home. After screen printing your favorite article of clothing, you can check out the neighborhood, which is considered to be the creative hub of Denver.

Frozen Dead Guy Days
Okay, so this one might be cheating just a little bit, as Estes park is an hour and a half drive North-West of Denver, but believe us this unique event is worth the drive. Polar plunges, coffin races, a horror movie screening, and lots of live music! That’s just a little bit of what you can expect at Frozen Dead Guy Days. This three-day festival running from Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19 was brought to life more than 20 years ago! The festival honors Bredo Morstøl, a Norwegian man whose body has been cryogenically frozen in a nearby Nederland, Colorado shed since 1993. You’ll have so much fun that you’ll wish winter wouldn’t end.

Genesis Fashion Show
Fashion week might be over, but here in Denver, the fun has just begun! On March 24, the Genesis Fashion Show will commence at 7:30 p.m. at Void Studios. Genesis boasts the work of fashion designer, Jenn Burback. An accomplished local designer, Burback got their start working in the industry by designing costumes for haunted houses and has since worked for brands such as Champion and Miller International. Burback has partnered with Mental Health Colorado to raise proceeds to benefit mental health awareness making this the perfect event for fashion lovers looking to support a good cause.

We hope this list gets you out of the house and creative this month. No matter what activities you attend this march make sure to show us on social media with #RMCAD. To learn more about art events and activities happening on-campus check out the RMCAD events calendar. 

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