Community & Healing at Boulder Arts Week 2021

by Rachel Daly
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During this difficult time for Boulder, Boulder Arts Week has decided to hold its scheduled events to give the community a healing space to come together and support one another. Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of the community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings and our city’s thriving creativity will be held March 26 to April 3, 2021. In 2021, Boulder Arts Week will feature digital and in-person arts and culture offerings, including art walks, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theater, public art, lectures, readings, and workshops at venues throughout the city. Here are a few of the many events happening during Boulder Arts Week.

Present your own art at BMoCA’s Open Wall

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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art wants all painters, potters, photographers, weavers, woodworkers, watercolor artists to kick off Boulder Arts Week by participating in Open Wall. In response to the tragic events of Monday, March 22, 2021, proceeds from Open Wall art sales will now directly support artists and Boulder County Crisis Fund. This fund supports the needs of those directly affected and the needs of our community to heal. From March 27 – April 1, visitors to Open Wall can view this artist-curated group exhibition free of charge and experience the healing power of art. Visitors can also purchase the art, which supports the artists and the Crisis Fund. Whether you’re a novice or a professional, age 5, 55, or 105, all artists are invited to share their work at Open Wall. This is a week-long self-curated community art exhibition and sale at BMoCA. After installation day on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 2 PM – 8 PM, Open Wall art will be on exhibition in BMoCA’s event space and for sale from Saturday, March 27 – Thursday, April 1. More information here.

Connect Mind, Body & Heart at Conscious Listening™ Music Cafe

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Steinway Artist and former University of Colorado faculty member Hsing-ay Hsu developed her Conscious Listening™ method to guide audience listening inside each composer’s unique language across the genres of classical/concert music.  It is the culmination of a lifetime of performing, teaching, and connecting mind, body, and heart. Whether the listening is in a concert hall, in the practice room, or on stage while performing, we can connect our emotions and physicality to our analytical minds. This event will be held Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 10 AM – 11 AM. Registration required. First time free! RSVP to for your Zoom link.

Take a self-guided mural tour around Boulder

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Grab your bike, or take a walk and check out the newest murals around town from Street Wise Boulder! They’ve put together a selection of different tour routes starting in the south, north and east and one downtown. Bring a few friends (at a distance) and go for an outdoor visual art tour of some of the best mural artists to be seen in Boulder. Street Wise Boulder, is an annual “ARTivism” mural festival created to amplify mural arts and urban culture, represent diversity and encourage conversations for social justice and inspire resilience through the installation of public art murals. Tours can be taken anytime!

Check out the Boulder and Beyond Contemporary Dance Festival

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Cindy Brandle Dance Company is presenting a new online dance festival during Boulder Arts Week. The Boulder and Beyond Contemporary Dance Festival will house the works of contemporary/modern dance companies/artists from Boulder, The Front Range, Colorado, and all across the world to share an evening of dance! Artists include Nu-World Contemporary Danse Theatre of Denver, Alexandre Manuel of Italy, Vivian Kim of Westminster, CO and many more. The performance will be held on April 3, 2021 at 7 PM, tickets here.

Boulder Arts Week has 71 events on its calendar this year! Be sure to check them out here.

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