04 Jan NEW YEAR. NEW LOCATION.
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Announces New Home in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District
Grand Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 2017, 6-9 pm
New Address: 1070 Bannock Street, Denver CO 80204
The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is excited to announce its new home for the next five years: 1070 Bannock Street, just blocks away from the Denver Art Museum, Civic Center Park, and many of Denver’s leading cultural institutions. The public is invited to a Grand Opening Reception on January 27 (6-9 pm) featuring Relationship Show, named one of The First Five Shows You Should See in 2017 in One Good Eye. Exhibiting artists include Maureen Drennan, Laura Beth Reese, Matthew Swarts, and Allison L. Wade.
The new space features a larger gallery for exhibitions, classes, and events, convenient parking and transportation options, and more office space. Most importantly, the move offers a new chapter of stability for CPAC, greater visibility for exhibiting artists, and the opportunity to introduce new audiences to excellent photography, said CPAC Director Samantha Johnston.
“CPAC has a 54-year legacy of serving Denver’s photographic community and showing the finest examples of contemporary photography,” Johnston said. “Our long-term vision is to create a larger, permanent Center for photography in Denver. Doing so will take time and a stable presence in the community. 2016 marked a year of growth and success for us, and this move puts us in an ideal position to continue that positive momentum. Our goal is to spend the next five years on Bannock Street raising our visibility and the funds to sustain CPAC’s legacy for many years to come.”
The move comes one year after CPACs’ move to the RiNo Arts District in January 2016.
“We are grateful Ironton Studios and the RiNo arts community for welcoming and supporting us. It was wonderful to be part of such a vibrant and creative atmosphere,” Johnston said. With a one-year lease, however, it was challenging to plan ahead, she added. “Given the state of Denver’s real estate market, as soon as we saw the right opportunity we had to jump on it. We feel tremendously fortunate, especially when so many others in Denver’s arts community are struggling to find affordable space.”
CPAC will be open at its current location during regular gallery hours through January 11 and reopen at its new space January 19.