Art District on Santa Fe
Type: Antique Shops, Art Galleries, Contemporary Art Galleries
More than 70 establishments populate this very walkable area just south of downtown Denver. While the First Friday Art Walk is indisputably the biggest draw for visitors to Denver, the district's... Read More
More than 70 establishments populate this very walkable area just south of downtown Denver. While the First Friday Art Walk is indisputably the biggest draw for visitors to Denver, the district's galleries, restaurants and retail shops are open all week. The greatest concentration of shops, galleries and restaurants is in an eight-block area between 4th and 12th along Santa Fe Drive. In addition to shopping, various classes are offered, space is available for private parties and events and there are two theaters and a museum, too. All of the galleries and shops in the Art District are independently owned and roughly 90 percent of the artwork and merchandise is made in Colorado. In terms of special occasions, Denver Arts Week is in November and a luminaries celebration is held during the holidays.
Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204
- Best Shopping: "In addition to First Friday Art Walks, the district also has a Third Friday Collector's Preview night, a more intimate version of First Friday that is aimed at collectors but open to the public."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: The district has 40 galleries and some 30 other retail stores, providing a shopping experience not duplicated anywhere else in Denver