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40th Annual Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Art Show

Although Colorado isn’t technically the Southwest, it holds a lot of similarities to those states. There are cowboys, open land, desert climates, cattle, horses, wild terrain, Native Americans and a whole host of other parallels that bring to mind olden days of cowboys riding in to rough towns, driving cattle across the desert, buffalo grazing on plains and native people surviving and thriving in great number.

The picture I am painting comes to life in art each year during the Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Art Show. Usually held at the Denver Mart, the art show has moved slightly south to the Event Center in Colorado Springs for the first time this year where 130 or so painters, metal workers, musicians, jewelers, potters, weavers, photographers and other artists came for a long weekend to sell their wares. Not only art, but the weekend was full of performances from Eagle Dancer Larry Yazzie, Fabian Fontanelle, singer-songwriter Syd Masters, Red Feather Woman, and the band Injunuity . A full sized teepee was set up for attendees to explore authentic Native American life, live birds of prey were on display, and food, including Navajo fry bread, was enjoyed by those attending.

The Drop at McGregor Square: Two New Years Eve Parties in Denver

The biggest snowfall of the year and single digit temperatures wouldn’t stop revelers from celebrating the demise of 2021 on this New Years Eve. Hundreds of people came out to McGregor Square and The Rally Hotel for food, drink, music, dancing, fireworks and a chance to countdown the end of another pandemic year while at the same time welcoming in  2022 with the hope that the future will be better.

Bobby and Rosio’s New Years Eve Proposal

It’s New Years Eve, the final day of 2021, and late in the afternoon I received a call from a panicked sister. Her brother’s photographer for his surprise proposal had to cancel and he was mere hours away from popping the big question. What is a photographer to do but hide out in the snow at the Dairy Block in Denver and capture the moment….



Denver’s Union Station at Dusk

Denver’s Union Station is the Mile High City’s major public transportation hub situated in the heart of downtown’s LoDo neighborhood. Originally built in 1881 and designed by architects William E. Taylor, Aaron Gove and Thomas Walsh, the station underwent a revitalization and redesign in 2014 by the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill firm. It is one of the most iconic buildings in the entire city and it absolutely glows at night…

2021 German Christkindlmarket in Denver

The Christkindl Market in Denver is back in full swing! After a weird and muted 2020, the market has bounced back stronger than ever. From right before Thanksgiving until right before Christmas eve, Civic Center Park has been transformed into a wonderful German holiday market to shop, drink, eat and get into the festive season. For 21 years the Christkindl Holiday Market has been celebrating all things Christmas with a German twist. Craving some gluvine (hot spiced wine)? Or some stout beer? Or hand crafted ornaments, garments and toys?  The market has you covered.

Want to hear some live music? Members of Denver Symphony Orchestra have been spotted up on stage in years past. So have polka bands, accordionists, and some local celebrities such as the mayor, radio personalities and newscasters. Hungry? There are plenty of authentic German food vendors serving salmon, sausages, and so much more.

You get the idea….

For those of you who are wondering what is a Christkindl I can be of some help. In Germany, Switzerland, Austria and other countries of that region the Christkindl is literally translated as the Christ Child but thought of more as a sprite like child usually depicted with blonde hair and angelic wings, dressed in white. The Christkindl ushers in the holiday season with the help of St. Nicolas who, on December 6th, brings presents to children in the same way Santa Claus visits on Christmas Eve. The market is regularly visited by the Christkindl, as well as St. Nicholas and Krampus.

2021 Rockin’ Around McGregor Square Holiday Market & Pop-Up Lounge

McGregor Square and the Rally Hotel  sit across from the Rockies Stadium in downtown Denver and what a great place to celebrate the holidays. With a giant tree, a giant screen and a giant Santa personality, the first ever holiday market for the property brought live music, local artists and the spirit of the season to all that showed up to celebrate.


2021 Denver 1940s Era White Christmas Ball

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Denver and to start off the holiday season I put on my fanciest digs and headed downtown to attend the 1940s White Christmas Ball! This is by far, one of my most favorite events in the Mile High City. I’ve had a chance to check out the World War II era ball thrown each summer in Boulder as well. I must say it did not disappoint even in the middle of Covid, people came out in droves to have a great time. There were big bands, impersonators, dancers, food, singers, “gambling”, photo sets from It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, shopping, a balloon drop and much, much more.  Attendees dressed in their finest 40’s attire, hair was fine tuned with curls upon curls and the magic of Christmas came to life in a big way!

2021 McGregor Scare

It’s Halloween and who doesn’t like to dress up, grab some candy and celebrate? McGregor Square spent the two weekends leading up to today giving Denver a place to do just that. Tarot card readings, pumpkin decorating, costume contests, live music, scary movies, trick-or-treating and a silent disco brought in fans of my most favorite day of the year…