Top 5 Things About the Art District on Santa Fe

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MSU Denver at DIME Denver are excited to announce that DIME Denver’ permanent location is now located at 800 Kalamath Street (8th & Kalamath) in the Art District on Santa Fe.

DIME Denver includes classrooms that are equipped with top of the range new and vintage musical equipment and a live performance area, and being part of the diverse and bustling Art District on Santa Fe community, will ensure this programs are inspiring and relevant to the modern music industry.

Here are just 5 of the reasons we are proud to be part of the the Art District on Santa Fe:

1: Youth on Record are a nonprofit organization with a beautiful mission to help young people turn their lives around through the medium of music. They work with some of Denver’s most vulnerable communities, encouraging teens to refocus on their education and empower themselves through their life choices. They also throw an awesome block party every summer where they showcase their talent and promote the release of their latest album.

2: The First Friday Art Walk happens (you guessed it) on the first Friday of every month, all year round, whatever the weather – which can be extreme! Over 60 art galleries, creative organizations and studios open their doors to the public between 5:30 and 9:30 pm. There are free shuttle rides that loop the area every 20 minutes making it a convenient and fun event, not to mention the food trucks that can be found on 7th Ave between Santa Fe Dr. and Kalamath St.

3: The Art District on Santa Fe boasts a diverse collection of bars, restaurants and small businesses. It is home to the most delicious authentic Mexican food (El Noa Noa), as well as Sushi (iSushi), retro ‘50’s roadhouse style (Interstate Kitchen & Bar), Latin-Asian fusion (Chuey FU’s), trendy Paleo (Mmm…COFFEE!) and lots more. There are several breweries in the area, including Renegade Brewing Company, Black Sky Brewery and the recently opened Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, which will conveniently be our next-door neighbor!

4: The location is fantastic – close to the light rail, about 20-minute walk to downtown Denver, and close to South Broadway that plays host to many independent venues (such as the Hi-Dive), coffee shops, bookstores and more. The Arts District itself is actually part of one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods called Lincoln Park-La Alma, which has a history that stretches back to the gold rush and beyond.

5: The Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center is the third oldest Chicano theater in the country and celebrates the cultural heritage of Chicanos, Mexicans and Latinos throughout the Americas. Bringing cultures together through theater, music, festivals, food and more, they offer a jam-packed program that is fun and educational for all!

It’s easy to see why we’re so looking forward to joining this diverse and exciting community. Come and check out DIME Denver now on 800 Kalamath, Denver, CO 80204, and be sure to hear the big sounds the MSU Denver at DIME Denver students will be making in the Art District on Santa Fe!


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