Artist-in-Residence Program

Your children are one-of-a-kind, and so is the art they make.
That’s why we designed the Artist-in-Residence Program.


current artist: calla michaelides lokku

Calla is a Denver-based artist who uses art as a sanctuary to escape her busy mind and connect to her truest self. Calla pushes the norms of the popular art form Macramé, often creating custom pieces that are uniquely personal and representative of a person and their story.

Join Calla during her open studio hours to dive into the healing powers of art and discover how it can connect us to ourselves, each other and the world around us.

upcoming artist: becky wareing steel

Becky is a Denver-based artist specializing in small-scale sculpture and public art. Her pieces exaggerate the scale of everyday situations, inviting spectators to question their perception of the world and their place in the environment.

Join Becky during her open studio hours to work together and create a world composed of varying proportions.

calla's artist finale

Join us on Friday, March 31 from 11 am - 2 pm to say goodbye to Calla and check out her exclusive art installation.

becky's open studio hours*

11 am - 2 pm in The Art Studio

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becky's artist finale

Join us on Friday, June 23 from 11 am - 2 pm to say goodbye to Becky and check out her exclusive art installation.

*Open studio hours are subject to change.

Becky' s work

Artist-in-Residence Blog

To share the wonder and joy with you, we created an Artist-in-Residence Blog. Be sure to check it out regularly for cool videos, open studio hours, workshops, interviews with the artists and the collaborated works our artists make with you - Museum guests.

What is the Artist-in-Residence Program?

A truly special, exclusive art opportunity. Not only do professional Colorado artists come to work in the Museum and create beautiful art, but visiting guests of all ages contribute and collaborate.

The program is open to artists working in a variety of media, including sculpture, illustration, paints or textiles. Artists set up shop in The Art Studio and work for 2-3 months on a project to install at the Museum. Children and adults alike are invited to be part of this amazing program and witness the impact your creativity can make in the world!

Curious about the program? Check out this video to hear from some of our former artists about why this program is so amazing!


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