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Thursday, May 13, 2010

News from “Create Denver”

CALL TO DESIGNERS: WESTWORD MUSIC SHOWCASE 2010

Fashion Denver + Westword

Designers, this is an amazing opportunity to get your designs out to thousands of people at the Westword Music Showcase! Each registered designer will get a vendor space to sell and display fashion and handmade goods. Westword will accept up to 30 vendors, aiming to create a flea market atmosphere near the VIP area and across from the main stage outside. Cost is $200 to be on-site. Approximately 10,000 people will be in attendance.

June 19

Noon-10 p.m.

Please contact Anya Strauss at [email protected] to apply and for questions!

BILL SIGNING: COLORADO‘S CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

State of Colorado

You are invited to join Governor Ritter as he signs bills that will strengthen Colorado‘s Creative Industries. From to enjoy light refreshments, the Industrial Design students’ gallery show and interactive student artwork in the fields of design, culinary arts, media arts and fashion. At , Governor Ritter will sign the bills and provide remarks. He will be joined by lawmakers and members of the creative community.

May18

The Art Institute of Colorado

1200 Lincoln St

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DDP MEMBER FORUM: BIENNIAL OF THE AMERICAS

Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP)

The Biennial of the Americas, the largest international event planned for 2010 in the United States, will take place this July in Denver. As the first event of its kind, the Biennial seeks to define Denver as a center for Hemispheric understanding, innovation and action. Join us to hear about this month-long “Hemis-Faire”, which includes arts and cultural programming, the Biennial Hall of Innovation in the Americas and a public dialogue series.

May 20

Denver Marriott Hotel City Center

1701 California St

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Register Online or e-mail bwarni[email protected]ntowndenver.com

(registration will close at on Wednesday, May 19)

FREE to DDP members and $50 for non-members

CALL FOR DESIGNERS: SUMMER FASHION MARKET

Fashion Denver

If you are a designer of clothing, jewelry, handbags, accessories, etc., this is the time to jump on the summer market and get involved with Fashion Denver! Located in the beautiful and historic Grant-Humphreys Mansion, fashion and history will take over every room as we celebrate our local creatives!

Booth spaces are $150 to be on the main level and $100 to be in the downstairs ballroom. Entertainment will be happening in both locations and tables are available for rent for an additional $10.00.

July 11

Grant-Humphreys Mansion

770 Pennsylvania St

Download application at http://fashiondenver.com/summer_application.pdf

MAY MEMBER MEETINGS

Indie Arsenal

For our May Member Meetings we’ll discuss pricing and rates. Why is money such a taboo subject? Why do many other industries have up-front pricing and creative services seem to be wrapped in a veil of secrecy?

Our discussion will cover a handful of topics including: “ballpark” pricing, project-based fees vs. hourly rates, price ranges, posting pricing on your website marketing materials and more. Bring your ideas and questions, and help us decode the aura of mystery surrounding pricing for creative services.

May 27

Panera Bread

13th and Grant

RSVP at our website

NEW 2010 ADCD ANNUAL SHOW

Art Directors Club of Denver

Think of this as 15 shows in one. There are 15 categories in all, such as broadcast advertising, design-posters, interactive, illustration, etc. You can win gold, silver, or bronze, but what you really want is to be the top winner in that category. Each category winner will be represented as part of the greater Colorado creative community. You want to be part of this. Learn more at adcdawardshow.com.

Deadline: May 21, 2010

All work must have been produced in Colorado between January 1, 2009 and April 30, 2010.

Register now at adcdawardshow.com

SHARP TOOLS BUSINESS: HOW INDIES, SMALL BUSINESSES AND SOLOPRENEURS CAN LEVERAGE CLOUD-BASED PRODUCTIVITY APPS

Mile High Social Media Club

Whether you’re an indie, startup or rapidly growing business, there are many online tools you can use. Our panelists, Sunir Shah of FreshBooks and Derek Scruggs of SurveyGizmo will discuss leveraging online tools, online marketing strategies and growing from a small shop to a major business. For more information, click here.

May 26

Strings Restaurant

1700 Humboldt St

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2ND ANNUAL SPRING SPECTACULAR YARN EVENT

Bags By CAB

Artisans and entrepreneurs in the handmade industry are invited to attend this annual Knit & Crochet Community Event. Special guests include Cheri Paxson, knitting entrepreneur; Madelyn Parker, owner of Fiber Antics and Sue Viders, author, artist and marketing expert.

May 22

Tamarac Square Mall

More information at http://www.bagsbycab.com/Up_Coming_Events.html

12TH ANNUAL DOWNTOWN DENVER ARTS FESTIVAL

The 12th annual Downtown Denver Arts Festival will exhibit the work of more than 125 local artisans during Memorial Day Weekend at Denver Pavilions, located at 16th and

Glenarm Pl.

The festival is dedicated to supporting and showcasing the work of Colorado visual artists. This festival is the only major event to solely feature Colorado artists.

The newly remodeled Denver Pavilions, Colorado‘s open air, premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, is once again hosting the event which is located in the heart of Downtown Denver on the

16th Street

Mall.

The event schedule is as follows:

May 22,

May 23,

May 24,

May 25,

For more info and a preview of our artists, visit www.DowntownDenverArtsFestival.com

WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING

Boulder Digital Arts

June 8

1600 Range St., Ste. 100

Boulder, CO 80301

$69 for BDA members, $89 for non-members

Register at www.boulderdigitalarts.com