Boulder Arts Week Returns March 26 Through April 3
Overflowing with art and cultural offerings Boulder Arts Week returns for the eighth year in a row. It is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s artists and arts and culture offerings.
In 2021, the Boulder arts community is doing everything it can to keep the community safe by offering many events online. Most in-person events require registration to adhere to social distancing, and others will be held outdoors.
Boulder is one of the most arts vibrant communities in the US, ranking in the top 2% in the concentration of artists and arts and culture organizations and businesses. The arts and culture sector contributes to Boulder’s economic vitality by stimulating creativity and innovation throughout the community. It creates jobs, attracts new businesses, and creates an environment that skilled and educated individuals flock to.
Throughout the pandemic artists and arts organizations have adapted and are serving our community in innovative ways, using new online platforms and outdoor venues. However, losses due to COVID-19 have been staggering. Statewide, Colorado Creative Industries estimated a decline of almost $823 million dollars in revenue and a loss of more than 53,000 jobs because of the pandemic.
“It is the right time to come together as a community and support the arts” says Boulder City Council Person Adam Swetlik. “The creative artists and cultural organizations of this community are a valuable asset. Like our parks, our public spaces, or our incomparable natural surroundings: the institution of arts and culture in Boulder makes our city more resilient and connected. The arts have been hit harder than almost any part of our city, and our limited resources have not met the required needs. That makes this the perfect moment to band together to celebrate and support an important community resource.”
Show your support for the arts in Boulder by attending one of the dozens of events. Go to BoulderArtsWeek.org for a full calendar list of events.
Published March 17, 2021