Welcome to Cross-Cultured!
Cross-Cultured is a meeting ground for young, culturally curious individuals (like yourself) to explore Denver's artistic community that sits a mile high above the rest. Cross-Cultured presents its participants with a broad spectrum of events, featuring the best of Denver’s visual art, film, music, and performance communities. Using Cross-Cultured as your key, you can unlock Denver’s cultural community, meet like-minded friends, enjoy VIP perks and—most importantly—have a ton of fun!
Specifically, you can enjoy access to discount performance tickets and behind-the-scenes events–via this members only online events calendar–hosted by 10 of the city’s most celebrated cultural institutions. But becoming a Cross-Cultured member doesn’t just benefit you. By participating, you directly support a wide array of arts and cultural programming. In fact, our participants help keep Denver a thriving city while getting connected to a dynamic social scene.
Denver Art Museum, CultureHaus
CultureHaus is the young professionals group for the Denver Art Museum (DAM), inspiring the next generation of art patrons. Founded by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper in 1997, the organization focuses on creating fun and educational events for its members while furthering the museum's mission and bolstering this vital cultural pillar within our community.
CultureHaus members enjoy exclusive access to unique art and culture events—in and around Denver. The group leverages its DAM relationship to cultivate art awareness and make art accessible in a lively and exciting environment.
With their $50 annual membership, CultureHaus members receive invitations to more than twelve outstanding events, such as:
• Collects – View rare and private collections of Denver’s most prestigious art collectors, artists’ studios, companies and galleries
• InHaus – Join curator-led, private tours of Denver Art Museum exhibitions, showcasing works in the museum’s world-class permanent collections and temporary exhibits
• Out & About – Connect at cultural, social events around the Denver community, featuring VIP restaurant experiences, themed parties, backstage access and exclusive tours of regional landmarks and hidden city secrets
• Banner – Attend one of Denver’s most illustrious, annual cocktail events. CultureHaus hosts more than 300 attendees at this themed party, which highlights local artists and performance talent
• BASH – Enjoy specialty cocktails and culinary creations at our annual member appreciation event, hosted at the Denver Art Museum
For more information and to become a CultureHaus member, visit our website
Clyfford Still Museum, 1944 Society
The Clyfford Still Museum’s 1944 Society is a membership group that introduces Clyfford Still to the Denver community and cultivates fans to help sustain the vitality of the museum.
A group of culture lovers, members support the Clyfford Still Museum and its mission to make Denver's art scene among the best in the country. The 1944 Society tours private art collections, gathers for private receptions before performances and lectures and other benefits, including:
• Invitations – Get on the list for private social gatherings and events related to the art, life, and times of Still and 20th-century art as a whole
• Access – Enjoy exclusive access to exhibitions and events
• Admission – Benefit from free general admission to the museum for one-year, a personalized membership card and discounted admission to programs and events
• Discounts – Shop with a10% percent discount in the museum shop
• Information – Regular e-communication about events, programs, and lectures
• Subscription – Receive the members magazine, Words on Paper
To join the 1944 Society, please call Alex Schulze at 720-354-4871, or email email@example.com.
Colorado Symphony, Remix
Remix is a social and educational group, providing opportunities to experience the Colorado Symphony in a brand new way. Remix members receive free tickets to four concerts, discounted tickets to almost all other Colorado Symphony performances, complimentary drinks, and access to exclusive Remix events throughout the season, such as Remix Happy Hours.
Join Remix and experience the region’s premier performing arts institution by meeting new people, hanging with musicians and listening to incredible music.
Remix members enjoy the following 2014/15 season concerts:
• Shaham Plays Brahms – October 3
• Mozart’s Requiem with Pinchas Zuckerman – November 8
• All Beethoven – December 5
• Puccini’s Tosca – February 1
• Symphony at the Movies: West Side Story – March 7
• Victor Wooten’s Concerto for Electric Bass – May 9
For more information, and to become a Remix member, visit
Colorado Ballet, Center Stage
Colorado Ballet presents exceptional quality, classical ballet and innovative dance through performances, training, and education programs that are integral to Denver’s cultural life. Center Stage: Colorado Ballet’s Young Patrons is a group of Denver’s younger ballet audience who is passionate about ballet and the performing arts. These young patrons network through specific social events, tailored to young professionals and their schedules, to further engage with Colorado Ballet.
Colorado Ballet invites Center Stage members to behind the scenes opportunities where they can mingle with the artists, staff, and board members. Center Stage’s goal is to broaden the ballet’s audience while developing the patrons of the future.
For more information, and to subscribe to the Center Stage mailing list, visit
Center for Visual Art
The Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Center for Visual Art (CVA) is the off-campus contemporary art center, leveraging bold exhibitions, innovative education programs, and entrepreneurial workforce development programs. The CVA provides accessible, diverse, high-quality art experiences that advance the global urban dialogue. Established in 1995, and located in the heart of the Art District Santa Fe, the CVA serves the university and the community year-round with exhibits and programs for all ages, free of charge.
In addition to showing significant national and international artist exhibits, the CVA is a showcase for MSU Denver’s emerging artists. CVA exhibitions are progressive and inspire creative thinking and dynamic understanding, contributing a unique perspective to the Denver cultural landscape. CVA exhibitions embrace inclusivity and strive to cultivate a broad audience, engaging visitors from differing backgrounds and perspectives.
Tailored for the curious learner of all ages, programs include:
• Workforce development
• An educator lab
• An afterschool young artist studio
For more information, visit our website
Opera Colorado, Inside OC
As a member of Cross Cultured, attend a free happy hour and Opera Colorado performance in a fun and relaxed setting at Forest Room 5, featuring Opera Colorado’s new Young Artists. Meet fellow young professionals and get a taste of what Opera is like from the artist’s perspective. Have a question you’re dying to ask an opera singer? Take a look at what goes on behind the scenes and hear some opera and musical theatre favorites performed by today’s emerging artists. Also, learn about Opera Colorado’s new initiative for Gen X and Millennial Professionals – Inside OC.
What is Inside OC? Also known as, Tuesdays at the Opera – Inside OC offers Gen X and Millennial Professionals the opportunity to network in an elegant, chic environment and to experience one of Colorado’s premier performing arts companies.
Inside OC members enjoy drinks, appetizers and networking with like-minded professionals from 5:30-7PM at The Edge Bar in The Four Seasons Hotel. Following the networking event, we walk across the street to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House for a 7:30PM performance.
This season’s Inside OC events include MADAMA BUTTERFLY in November 2014 and THE MAGIC FLUTE in May 2015. Inside OC Membership for both Operas: $259 | Inside OC Member for one Opera: $149
For more information, and to become an Inside OC Member, visit:
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) explores the art and culture of our time through rotating exhibitions and public educational programs. Featuring regional, national, and international artists, MCA Denver offers a wide range of exhibitions, promoting creative experimentation with art and ideas. Through adult and youth education programs and other creative events, the museum serves as an innovative forum for a culturally engaged community.
MCA Denver’s HEART Club is part social club, part art history class. HEART Club members engage with curators, receive intimate tours of the exhibitions, learn about emerging artists and enjoy special social events.
For more information, or to become a MCA member, visit
OhHeckYeah: Denver’s Immersive Street Arcade is a first-of-its-kind interactive street arcade powered by the Denver Theatre District’s LED screens, social media and custom video games.
Happening June 7, 2014 through July 26, 2014 every Thursday + Saturday from 7pm to 11pm, Champa Street, from the 16th Street Mall to 14th Street, will be transformed into an immersive street arcade. This transmedia approach will produce an interactive experience that transports players into the video game's story.
Partners include ArtPlace America, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Denver Theatre District, Downtown Denver Partnership, Legwork Studio, Mode Set, Colorado Symphony, and Bovine Metropolis Theatre.
For more information, or to help make OhHeckYeah happen, visit
Denver Film Society, Reel Social Club
Reel Social Club introduces young, fresh audiences to the Denver Film Society (DFS) and fosters an appreciation of film culture through exclusive parties, screenings, and film festival experiences.
Reel Social Club helps to fund year-round DFS film programming and educational offerings and supports the DFS mission of continuing to educate and inspire our community through the art of film.
For more information, and to become a Reel Social Club member, visit
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Perspective
Perspective is the young professional group founded by the Cherry Creek Arts Festival to inspire patronage of the Festival among the next generation. Perspective’s year-round programming seeks to expand art appreciation through social involvement, innovative education, and promotion of the arts. For three days during the July 4th holiday weekend, since 1991, Colorado's signature cultural event is presented in Denver's Cherry Creek North. The Festival is a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts and enjoys an annual attendance of 350,000 visitors. Special exhibits, art and culinary demonstrations, and interactive family activities on “Artivity Avenue” complement the Festival experience. Along with the annual civic event, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival's 501(c)(3) non-profit mission provides art education and outreach programs in local-area schools.
For more information, or to become a Perspective member, visit
Blake Communications is a strategic communication consulting business focused on strengthening relationships between organizations and priority audiences. One of Blake Communications strongest areas of focus is work with creative industry clients, including Denver’s prominent and award-winning Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF), a three-day event with over 350,000 visitors. In 2012, CCAF won the Best Media Relations Campaign from the International Festival and Events Association for Blake Communications’ media relations efforts. In May 2014, Blake Communications will be receiving an award from the Public Relations Society of America Colorado Chapter for its social media efforts for the 2013 Cherry Creek Arts Festival.
Owner Stephanie Blake is highly engaged in Denver’s arts and culture community, serving as a member of the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs (currently engaged with Imagine Denver 2020), current chair of the Denver Art Museum’s CultureHaus board, one of the initiators of Fashion Association Denver, and one of the founders of Creative Collective, a professional networking collaborative for the creative industry, focused on sharing innovative ideas. Blake also has extensive experience mentoring young professionals through her past work as a tenure track professor at University of Colorado Colorado Springs and current adjunct positions at University of Colorado Boulder and University of Denver’s University College.
Blake Communications’ social media coordinator, Jenna Morr, has diverse background of experience in social media and marketing and utilizes creativity and innovation to strategically plan and implement social media campaigns that align with each client’s vision. Morr has held communications and marketing positions with the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee, Michigan State University Athletics, The University of Texas at Austin and Metro State University of Denver Athletics. She also serves on the CultureHaus board of directors as public relations co-chair.
Colorado Business Committee for the Arts
Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) works to advance Colorado’s creative economy by connecting business and the arts. We accomplish our mission through year-round advocacy, research, training, and arts engagement efforts.
CBCA is a 501c3 nonprofit membership organization of leading companies that have a philanthropic commitment to the arts and recognize the link between cultural vitality and creative and innovative success. Over 100 metro area businesses, representing 70,000 employees, are members of CBCA. Established in 1985 by local business leaders, CBCA is now an affiliate of Americans for the Arts and formerly of the National Business Committee for the Arts founded by David Rockefeller in 1967.
Denver Arts and Venues, Imagine 2020
Denver Arts & Venues' mission is to enhance Denver's quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, arts and entertainment opportunities. We exist to make Denver the greatest city in the country to live in and visit. And why shouldn’t it be? With our mild sunny weather, parks and trails, arts and culture scene, growing culinary community, a healthy and youthful attitude, all set to a Rocky Mountain backdrop, Denver is the place to call home.
IMAGINE 2020 provides a strategic vision for arts, culture and creativity. It makes a call to action to city agencies, cultural institutions, businesses, civic leaders, neighborhood- and community-based organizations, and residents to make this collective vision a reality.
At Imbibe, we throw parties. Our focus is the local and the craft - beer, spirits, wine, food, and people; We love supporting Colorado's local businesses. Imbibe's goal is to get you out and exploring Denver! We work with the best spots to create unique events around town. Imbibe is your source for the city's best beer festivals, movie shindigs, community dinners, you name it. To join us at our next event, visit
Wallspace Finder is a new marketplace helping artists and showing spaces connect. By providing more visibility to both communities, we're hoping to increase the amount and variety of art shown. It's open to anyone, of all skill levels, and any space.
Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation
Transforming Lives, Communities and Higher Education
MSU Denver provides students with a transformative academic experience and serves the community as a courageous change agent and a gateway to opportunity. The University’s broad access, affordable tuition, quality academic experience and excellent outcomes add up to a high-value education.
•MSU Denver’s student population mirrors the ethnic demographics of the state, making the University the leader in diverse enrollment among Colorado’s four-year universities.
•MSU Denver is Colorado’s leader in providing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education to students of color, with more than 1,700 studying STEM subjects.
•Of the full-time faculty members, 23 percent are professors of color.
•The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education ranks MSU Denver among the top 100 colleges and universities nationwide for enrolling Latino students.
•Diverse: Issues in Higher Education ranks MSU Denver among the top 100 institutions in the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees to students of color.
Affordable Tuition MSU Denver believes that a great education doesn’t have to be expensive and that accessibility begins with affordability.
•Our tuition is the least expensive of Colorado’s largest four-year universities offering undergraduate degrees.
•Affordable Colleges Online lists MSU Denver as one of the country’s most affordable large public colleges.
•The Online College Database lists MSU Denver among the most financially effective of all Colorado post-secondary schools.
Exceptional Education Top teachers, top rankings and top programs make MSU Denver a top leader among colleges and universities in Colorado.
•MSU Denver Professor Ann Williams was named a U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
•MSU Denver is No. 50 on Military Times’ list of the nation’s “Best Colleges for Veterans.”
•U.S. News & World Report ranked MSU Denver 23rd among regional colleges in the West.
•A $60 million Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building will bring together aerospace science and aviation; physics; industrial design; civil, mechanical and electrical engineering technology; and computer science. More than 2,000 students are enrolled in these disciplines
•MSU Denver has the second-largest teacher-preparation program in Colorado.
•The award-winning Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center provides hands-on learning opportunities for students studying Hospitality, Tourism and Events.
•MSU Denver boasts a 90 percent pass rate for its accelerated nursing program graduates taking the National Council Licensure Exam. The national rate is 82 percent.
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