Curtis Center for the Arts

The Curtis Arts and Humanities Center is home to many unique and exciting art exhibits, lectures, cultural events, concerts, activities for seniors, youth, and adult art programs. Curtis serves as the focal point in Greenwood Village’s commitment to the arts. Curtis offers seven exhibits during the year including Youth Art Month, Greenwood and Beyond, and the All Colorado Art Show. Learn more about the History of Curtis.
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Art Exhibits, Lectures & Special Events 


The Photography of Richard Alden Peterson
When:  April 3 - April 28
Reception:  Saturday, April 8, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk:  Saturday, April 15, 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Curtis Center for the Arts
What:  Richard Alden Peterson, a 65 year old California native, is an experimental Colorado photographer since 1987, an arts community organizer, a photography teacher, and creator of an ongoing creative artist portrait series originally instigated in conjunction with MCA Denver. His imaginative art photos have been exhibited widely, and are in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. From his early days as a punk rock photographer to his new collaborative works, this exhibit will explore the many sides of this fascinating photographer.

When:  May 6- June 10
Reception:  Saturday, May 6, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Curtis Center for the Arts
What: The Curtis Center for the arts is pleased to present Continuum, a group exhibition of new works from 13 Denver artists. For years the members of this group of painters have banded together bi-weekly to share ideas, critique each others work, argue about the future of the arts and create artwork. Many of the works in the exhibit are a result of these gatherings that push the artist to find new ways to express their medium of choice. 

34th Annual All Colorado Art Show
When:  July 8- September 2
Reception:  Saturday, July 15, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Curtis Center for the Arts
What: The City of Greenwood Village’s Curtis Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 34rd Annual All Colorado Juried Art Show. This exhibit is open for submissions from artists who reside in Colorado; artists may use any medium. The Call for Artists is now available on Call for Entry. Click here to apply.  

The Village is honored to have Tim Vacca, Director of Programs at the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA), as this year’s juror. A Colorado native, Tim is an established arts administration professional who has been working in the Denver-area arts industry since 2003. As the Director of Programs at the MOA, Tim oversees education, exhibitions and communications programs. He has also worked with Denver International Airport’s Art and Culture Program as a curator and exhibitions coordinator.

Special Events


The Village Read                                 

The Village Read Coming This Summer      

This summer the Greenwood Village Cultural Arts Program has partnered with the Koelbel Library to present the first ever "Village Read". The program is modeled after after Chicago’s successful “One Book, One Chicago” project. The idea encourages adults of all ages to read one book and participate in thought-provoking discussions and activities derived from the chosen book. Credit for the original idea is given to Nancy Pearl, a Seattle librarian. “It’s based on the idea of community. My idea was that people would come together who would never come together any other way. Literature brings them together because a book touches them,” she said. Goals of the program include:

  • To encourage leisure reading.
  • To encourage community collaboration throughout the region
  • To provide a variety of means of participation through book discussions and other activities.
  • To provide resources for book discussion groups.
The group has chosen the book "Lake of Fire" by Colorado author Mark Stevens as this year's "Village Read" book. Set in Colorado, the story follows hunting guide, Allison Coil as she tries to find out what happened to a body found after a wildfire ravages the Colorado Flat Tops. Many activities will be planned in August around the themes from the book. Keep your eye out this summer for more information and a complete listing of activities. Starting in June, books will available for purchase at the Koelbel Library and the Curtis Center for the Arts. Koelbel Library will also have extra copies available for check out. We look forward to seeing you at the many activities planned for August. Stay tuned!!!



Scientific & Cultural Facilities District

Through the Arapahoe County Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center is enriched by grants that enable the center to create new programs or enhance existing programs.

Americans with Disabilities Act:

If you require special accommodations for participation in our recreation programs, please call 303-486-5773. If you require special accommodations for participation in our art programs, or to access Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, please call 303-797-1779.