Art and Hobbies
Boulder is a very artistic place to live. We’re so chock full of artists who work in all kinds of media that you can’t toss a craft beer in any direction without hitting a stunning statue, brilliantly beautiful building, or marvelous mural (let alone the myriad galleries and museums that showcase all the visual art Boulder has to offer).From Mike’s Camera to the Dairy Center to The Museum of Boulder (and so much more), Boulder is home to some of the top places to find the best in the realm of visual, musical, performing, literary, and many more arts. Not only do we house the pros here in Boulder, but if you live here and have an artistic hobby (or maybe a professional artistic side hustle), the businesses in Boulder are ready to help you find what you need for any supply or promotion for arts and hobbies in Boulder.
Boulder: an artistic communitySupport and celebration for arts and hobbies in Boulder are all over town, and not just during Boulder arts week (Which normally happens in April). Every week is Arts and Hobbies Week in Boulder. We’ve got almost a gallery or art museum or performance space on every corner, and if you’ve seen any of Your Boulder’s weekend articles, you’ll see just how much live music we’ve got playing any given day (spoiler alert: it ain’t just the weekends). Open Studios is another event that celebrates the visual arts and hobbies in Boulder, each October. Download or snag a paper version of the Open Studios map, and you can make an entire weekend of going around to multitudes of artists’ working studios, to see just how they do their thing, and can buy some of their work as well. In recent years, Open Studios has expanded to three weekends instead of the inaugural one.
Lots of Arts & Hobbies in BoulderVisual Arts: If you’re looking to buy supplies, or the finished art of other Boulder artists, there are multiple businesses in Boulder where you can do so. Find the perfect brush or pigment at Guiry’s or the old local Boulder favorite, McGuckin Hardware, or the art-centered thrift store, Art Parts, you’ve got everything you need for whatever visual arts medium you’re working in. And if you’re looking to buy, there are coops and galleries galore where finished art is always for sale. Galleries & Museums: From Art Mart, which is more of a gift shop style gallery where artists rent their display spaces, to R Gallerie, which is more of a high end gallery experience, to museums like BMoCA and the Museum of Boulder, we’ve got all kinds of places to display the visual arts that make Boulder so beautiful. And don’t get us started on the public art in the parks and murals everywhichwhere… Music: Beyond the plethora of live music playing every day in cool places like Laughing Goat and Caffe Sole, there are a wide range of places to learn how to play or sing, from rock n roll camps to opera. Dance: Any kind of dance you can think of, you’ll find in Boulder: We’ve got some of the premiere dance companies in more than one genre, aerial dance and ballet being only two of them. Not only can you witness stellar performances, but you can take lessons with these incredibly talented folks, anytime. Theatre: Besides one of the largest and highest quality Shakespeare festivals in the country (the Colorado Shakespeare Festival), but we boast several theatre companies producing some of the best and most cutting edge theatre companies around, like: Local, Boulder Ensemble, and the Band of Toughs. Mainstream musicals more your speed? The Boulder Dinner Theatre has been on top of that for decades. And let’s not forget that CU Boulder has both top dance and theatre (and music) departments, so even if you go watch some student work, you’ll be sure to have an awesome theatrical experience. Other: Literature (esp. poetry): Boulder was the home for many of the famous Beat poets, and the current poetry scene (as well as the robust writing department at Naropa) still carries on that tradition, in spades. Tattoos:what better canvas for excellent art than your own skin? Boulder’s got an excellent tattoo studio on almost every corner; you really can’t go wrong.
Find the best Arts & Hobbies sources easily with Your BoulderAs you can see, there’s so much going on in the realms of arts and hobbies in Boulder that it’s hard to know how to sift through it all, to find the best of all the best. That’s where Your Boulder comes in. Your Boulder has your back when it comes to providing a well researched and clear directory of the businesses you need to know to get the most out of your art or hobby practice in Boulder. We’ve done the research; now you reap the benefits.
The Art of Modeling was created to promote the performing art of figure modeling as an artistic profession. AOM is an artist's model booking agency, Fine Arts Model training provider and an informal professional association of Fine Arts Models in the Boulder-Denver Metropolitan area. Filling a gap in our thriving arts community, Art of Modeling provides:
Fine Arts Model Booking Services
Fine Arts Model Training Workshops
Quarterly Figure Drawing Marathons & other regular local figure drawing opportunities
An online Art Gallery Exhibitions/Sales Opportunities for artist members
An Unofficial Association of Fine Arts Models in the Boulder/Denver Metro Areas
The Art of Modeling’s Mission and Goals are:
To promote fine arts modeling as a legitimate and artistic profession
To promote fine art models’ safety and respect
To promote a wage that is equitable to the profession
To raise the level of professionalism required to work in the industry
To facilitate both the hiring of models & finding work as a professional fine arts model
To create and promote figurative drawing opportunities for the community
To promote figurative artists’ careers by hosting online gallery art sales/artists retain 100% of sales
To publish guidelines regarding artist & model codes of conduct
R Gallery is Boulder's newest fine art gallery. Just a half block off the Pearl St. Mall on Broadway, R Gallery is a venue for emerging and established Boulder artists to showcase and sell their works. The gallery features local artists with a large variety of mediums and sizes from impressive wall pieces to smaller works.
Since 1989, Master Guitar Teacher and Recording Artist Robert James Boswell has spent over 20,000 hours teaching and mentoring over 1,000 guitar oriented music artists of all ages—from beginners to pros—in a variety of styles. Since graduating the Musician’s Institute in 1989, Robb has also worked as a producer, band coach, session and performing guitarist, singer, band leader, songwriter, composer and recording engineer. He will help you discover a new confidence in yourself, bring your ideas into form and shape your music into a playground.
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School of Rock is a month to month, year-round, performance-based music program. We believe performance is at the heart of music education. Our professional staff is Safety certified and background checked to ensure your child's safety. We provide lessons from beginner to advanced students, aged 5-through adults. School of Rock is a national leader in music education with a unique and successful curriculum that sets us apart from other music schools.
It’s your wedding day and all eyes are on YOU. It’s your time to shine!
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Whether you want to learn some classic ballroom styles or venture into more contemporary dance styles such as hip hop or country two step, we can offer you wedding dance lessons with a wide range of styles. We use our diverse dance background to make your first dance stand out above the rest! Our staff truly enjoys being creative with our clients to create a dance that is anything but typical.
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The Studio (Boulder) was born out of a response to seclusion. So many creative career paths end up defaulting to working alone or with small, intimate teams. But creativity and inspiration can be so much more impactful and frequent within a broader community.
For several years, working together and separately, Jen Lewin and Bill Goodrich carried a shared vision for a workspace that could allow for creative, focused work, but that would also provide the energy and inspiration of a community of other dedicated, passionate people. After years of working with a small team from her home studio, Jen needed to grow and spread out. With that impetus, she and Bill partnered to create The Studio (Boulder) as both a new home for Jen Lewin Studio and as a space for a wide range of other creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, and professionals. Since opening the doors to The Studio on January 1, 2014 the space has grown into one of the most vibrant and dynamic professional communities in Boulder.