One of my favorite settings to photograph is an artist’s studio. The messier the better. Tubes of paint, scraps of material, metals, and flakes of dried up clay on every surface, that is the dream. I love to photograph the textures and the colors and the intensity of an artist in the zone. So when my Denver Post colleague, Joe Vaccarelli, pitched a story featuring an arts center with upward of 50 different creative types packed within its halls, I quickly volunteered to join him on a tour.
The Globeville Riverfront Arts Center (GRACe) offers artists and creative businesses personal studio spaces ranging in size from 50 to 675 square feet. There are painters (like Nicholas Emery, pictured above), and clothing designers (like Steve Sells, pictured below), to jewelry makers (Nikki Nation, keep on scrolling), and brand new businesses innovating products like sustainable climbing gear (see Kush Climbing, you got it, a little ways down). Photographers, sculptors, this center has it all. Not least of all, it fosters a sense of community between creative types who perhaps have traditionally worked in more isolated settings.
Husband and wife duo, Kim and Kyle Vines of Kush Climbing.
As always, the fine reporter on this story, Mr. Vaccarelli, has much more info on this creative hub, so follow the link to find out more: Globeville Riverfront Arts Center.
Thanks for looking, folks!