Each year, the Denver Art Museum celebrates the vitality of American Indian cultures, and the beauty of its own extensive American Indian art …
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Each year, the Denver Art Museum celebrates the vitality of American Indian cultures, and the beauty of its own extensive American Indian art collection (sixth floor, North Building), with a colorful day, the Annual Friendship Powwow. It runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 8 on the Acoma Plaza. The free event includes dancers and drummers from different tribes; artisans who offer hands-on instruction in beading and ceramics; and a chance to participate in a mural. Aim to be there at noon for the Grand Entry of the dancers. Denverartmuseum.org, 720-865-5000.
Bring a maximum of two items to be appraised at Bemis Library’s free Antique Appraisal Fair from noon-7 p.m. Sept. 14. To register for a time slot, call the library, 303-795-3961.
Castle Rock Artfest
The Town of Castle Rock, the Chamber of Commerce and Douglas County Libraries collaborate to host 178 national and local artists in a weekend of arts, music, food and kids’ activities on Wilcox Street from Town Hall to the Phillip S. Miller Library. Hours: Sept. 8: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $5/$3, free under 12. (No pets allowed.) Coloradoartfest.com.
Spanish market and more
Mark the calendar for Sept. 15 and 16 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) for the annual Spanish Colonial and Western Art Market and 1830s Rendezvous, which offers hours of interaction with traditional Hispanic artisans inside The Fort Restaurant at 19192 Highway 8 in Morrison. (It’s a replica of historic Bent’s Fort on the Arkansas River.) Outside, on the grounds, families will find a community of trappers and traders, with tents and trappings, re-enacting an early rendezvous. Concessions by The Fort. Admission charged. www.tesoroculturalcenter.org, 303-839-1671.
Genealogists to meet
The active Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 11 for a business meeting and program, “What’s New at Family Search?” at 1 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University, Centennial. Also planned in September: a field trip to the Colorado History Museum at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18 and a fall seminar on Sept. 22 at Bemis Library: “Who Do You Think You Are? Using Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest websites” (free). Columbinegenealogy.com. New members welcome.
“Art for $100 or Less” is the new show at the Depot Art Center, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. It runs through Sept. 30, open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. 303-795-0781.
The Colorado Watercolor Society’s “New Trends Show” will run Sept. 7 to 27 at the Madden Museum/Palazzo Verde, 6363 S. Fiddler’s Green Circle in Greenwood Village. The 2012 juror is landscape painter Joan Fullerton. Beth Narva of Littleton is among those juried in. Coloradowatercolorsociety.org.
Rhythm at Lone Tree
“Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” is the appealing title for a percussive performance (tap) by the Rhythmic Circus ensemble, which will perform, with live band and vocalist, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Lone Tree Arts Center,10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets: lonetreeartscenter.org, 720-509-1000, box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
Arapahoe Community College’s third annual Chalk it Up to Education Art Festival will be held at a new venue, the Streets at Southglenn, 6851 S. Gaylord St., Centennial, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 8, with more than 100 artists participating. Prizes. Admission is free. Chalkituptoeducation.com. VIP reception (5-7 p.m.). Tickets benefit the ACC Foundation, $25, as do auction proceeds. Held on the patio adjacent to the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial.
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