#LoveThyDenver: The McNichols Project

This past Thursday night, Amy, Gem and I headed to the McNichols Project, a new quarterly series brought us by the creative team over at Denver Arts and Venues. The whole idea behind the project is to bring more attention to this amazing space we have in the heart of our city – and to turn art into an experience. So, naturally, we purchased our tickets far in advance. $15 got us an evening full of entertainment (both visually and creatively), three drinks and snacks galore.

The first event in the series was called Light Years and it was a true trip for the senses.


The third floor was basically transformed into a version of DIA where Southwest was the only airline (we’re not complaining!), complete with a ‘golden ticket’ hunt, selfie contest, shooters served on the rocks, and homage paid to the public art with images of Denver’s iconic Blucifer lurking around every corner.

Floor two offered up some jazz by Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles, hors d’oeuvres and libations. We spent hours wandering around, snacking on gourmet popcorn, making new friends and admiring photographs by Philippe Halsman (From Dead Serious to Great Fun!) in honor of Denver’s Month of Photography.

And don’t even get us started on the elevator. We were so consumed with taking photos with the photos that we forgot to push the button. #goingdown


It was a full-house, and the excitement of being a part of an event that encourages our community to embrace art, experience and culture, left us feeling inspired, connected and proud to call Denver our city. The next installation of the McNichols Project is on the books for June 18th and we’ve already marked our calendars.

See you there, Denver.

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