The Old South
Street commercial district has seen many lifetimes since rising up along
streetcar line that ran through the eastern portion of south Denver from
early 1920s to 1950, when buses replaced the beloved streetcars.
From groceries, hardware
stores and other such businesses serving the immediately surrounding
Old South Gaylord has become a blend of neighborhood retail center and
destination shopping and restaurant district. Happily, in recent years a
group of art purveyors has assembled on this cozy block-long strip,
revitalizing the local art scene.
In an effort to
establish a stronger foothold in the Denver art scene, four galleries
together under the banner of “Gaylord Street Galleries,” to form the
newest art district. The new
collective is joining the growing Denver trend of extended hours and
shows on “First Fridays” monthly, beginning May 7.
Amy Dixon Fine Art,
1084 S. Gaylord St., is a recent addition to the south Denver art
featuring Dixon’s vibrant paintings in a European-style studio setting
with works by artists Linda Israel and Kelly Berger. The newest
gallery is Willoughby Galleries At The Loft, 1023 S. Gaylord St.
recognized Denver artist Kristen Olson, who’s shown and taught at Grant
Studios for many years, is presenting this new Parisian-style loft
gallery/studio that will include a few additional artists, jewelry and
Paula Collette Conley’s
Arts At Denver, 1025 S. Gaylord St., set up shop in 2008,
original fine art by Colorado artists both established and emerging.
currently celebrating 19 years in the art business with a 19th
Show. The elder statesman among the Gaylord Street Galleries is
Brushstrokes Gallery & Studio, 1059 S.
Gaylord St.Nationally noted impressionistic artists John K. Harrell, Kit Hevron
Mahoney and Anita Mosher have pioneered the collective art
on South Gaylord for eight years.
details of Gaylord Street Galleries events, call 303-905-2617 or email
For the fine points of this relaxed and
block, visit www.southgaylordstreet.com.