Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is located on 13th Street, across from a Boulder’s beautiful Central Park. The museum began in 1972 by a group of contemporary artists, and moved to it’s current location in 1976. The museum now attracts artists from across the nation and around the world. The BMoCA prides itself on being on the forefront of contemporary art and offers classes and tours to visitors of the museum. Two of the artists being featured are Andrea Modica and Heather Wilcoxon. Andrea Modica’s work is based out of Fountain, Colorado where she documented 4 children growing up on a slaughterhouse farm. Through Modica’s large-scale black and white photos she captures the beauty and innocence children in rural America. Heather Wilcoxon’s exquisite paintings reflect her opinions of the tumultuous era we live in. Her paintings bring a cross of folk art, outsider art and expressionism, and show her take on money, power and politics among other things.
Atmosphere Is a locally owned and operated boutique, with an incredibly helpful staff. The store is home to a small but diverse collection of tee-shirts, as well as a beautiful selection of local art work. Located on the corner of 9th and Pearl, this store should be your last stop along a stroll of the famous Pearl Street. 303-245-8958
The Dairy Center for the Arts is a center which strives to engage people in participating, creating and learning about the importance and significance of performance and visual arts. The 42,000 square foot Watts-Hardy Dairy building is now The Dairy Center, and is Boulder’s largest multidisciplinary arts center. Come to The Dairy center to watch the Dança Nova Dance Company, with a Kaleidoscope of choreographed works or see Playback Theatre West, a Night of Improvisational Theatre. In the Gallery check out “Common Ground through Printmaking” by Andres A. Benavente, Lika Gitis and Misuhng Suh or “Memento Mori” by Susanne Alethea Mitchell, or “Appalachian Relics and “Along The Potomac, Series I” by Adrian R. Davis. 303-440-7826
Art Mart LTD is located in the middle of the pedestrian Pearl Street. Once you enter into this seemingly small store, you’ll find a mecca of over one-hundred different crafter’s goods. Art Mart has jewelry, hats, scarfs, paintings, carvings, sculptures and more artistic trinkets than you can fathom. With a wide variety of products and an even wider price range, this is a store where you’ll be sure to find a gift for everyone you know.
Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery If you’re looking to buy art, look no further than Pearl Streets’ Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery, which is located on the east end of the walking portion of Pearl. The artist cooperative is owned and operated by 42 artists, and features a wide variety of paintings, photography, jewelry, wood and glass sculptures, furniture, pottery and much more. Through this diverse collection of artists, you’ll be sure to find something to enjoy. 303-443-3683
CU Heritage Center is located on the 3rd floor of Old Main on the University of Colorado’s campus. Upon visiting the museum, you’ll be able to learn about the ways in which the University and the town of Boulder grew together over the years. Some of the exhibits display the history of the architecture, the athletics programs, notable alumni and an exhibit featuring CU’s very own Glenn Miller. While you’re on campus, make sure to stroll by Mackey Auditorium and Norlin Library.