Want a true taste of
the finest seasonal fruits and veggies, plus THE friendliest customer service?
Stop by Wilkerson’s Produce Co., 1995 S. Santa Fe Dr. and wish Micki and Curtis Wilkerson a happy 50th anniversary! Wilkerson’s has been peddling the finest
farm-fresh produce in the same space since 1962, when Micki
and husband Bud first opened the family market. In fact, Wilkerson’s began its
focus on local produce and supporting local farmers and economies decades
before “locavores” ever dreamed of the idea.
If you’ve never visited Wilkerson’s, you’ll
find them open every day, tucked away just behind the retaining fence on Santa
Fe’s west side, south of Overland Golf Course between Jewell and Evans. As the
season ripens, expect ever-more variety, and quality you’ll simply find NOWHERE
else. Call for easy directions/hours: 303-744-8419.
Space Gallery, 765 Santa Fe Dr., will
mark 11 years in business on July 13 with a retrospective exhibition
highlighting many of the artists who have shown at the gallery over its
Opening in April 2001 in Lodo,
just blocks from Coors Field, Space Gallery established a fast following
showcasing emerging local talents as well as nationally recognized artists.
After only two years, and feeling the need to expand, Space Gallery moved south
to Santa Fe Dr. and became a foundational force behind creation of the Art
District on Santa Fe, now recognized as one of Denver’s premier arts corridors.
To mark this milestone owner Michael Burnett
has provided each artist with a 12-inch-by-12-inch panel on which to create a
new piece for this celebratory event. The pieces will hang in a continuous line
throughout the gallery, representing the gallery’s history to date.
For information, call 720-904-1088 or visit spacegallery.org.
The non-profit Beanstalk Foundation recently
marked the one-year anniversary of their collaboration with Access Gallery, 909
Santa Fe Dr., whose mission is to educate and promote differently-abled
artists. Through this alliance,
funds have been raised to provide needed materials for the Access artists.
McLeese (gallery director) does such amazing work at
Access,” said Beanstalk Foundation executive director Margaret Casart. “It’s not your average art gallery. It’s empowering
as well as expressive. And Damon’s an incredible neighborhood leader.”
Gallery is one of 17 grassroots projects hosted at beanstalkfoundation.com, the organization’s web-based crowdfunding platform. For information about Access
Gallery, call 303-777-0797 or visit accessgallery.org.