Dairy Arts Center


The Dairy Arts Center has four award-winning galleries that are free and open to the public. These galleries include the Hand-Rudy, MacMillian Family Lobby, Polly Addison, and the McMahon Gallery. Annually our four galleries show works by more than 100 regional, national, and international artists in a variety of exhibitions. The galleries are free and open to the public Monday-Sunday, from 12pm-6pm.


Horse (Drawn): Sophy Brown

Horse (Drawn) Works by Sophy Brown April 4th – May 4th, 2024 Locals Only, Caruso Lounge (West Entrance) Someone somewhere is probably doodling a horse in the margin of a notebook, as people have been drawing horses from as far back as we can see. There are prehistoric engravings on pebbles and sketches on terracotta

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BVSD Student and Faculty Exhibition 2024

BVSD High School and Faculty Exhibition 2024 April 4th – May 4th, 2024 Opening Reception April 4th from 5:00 – 8:00pm Boulder Valley School District and The Dairy Arts Center are proud to present the annual art exhibition featuring works by high school students and faculty. Works on display include paintings, drawings, mixed media, digital

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Are You OK?

Are You OK? A Trans Survival Project by Jesse Freidin On view February – May 2024 North East Exterior Wall of Dairy Arts Center Engage with the Exhibition « All Events Are You OK? The Disappearing Faces of America’s Trans Youth March 22 @ 7:00 pm Free TICKETS Friday, 03/22/24, 7:00pm – This event focuses

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Jodi Stuart – Nested Rhomboids

Jodi Stuart Nested Rhomboids Jodi Stuart Nested Rhomboids ABS Plastic, Nylon Filament 120″ x 60″ x 72″ On view in the Dairy’s West Entrance Jodi Stuart explores the aesthetic of the digital technologies which saturate our lives, in relation to tactile and sensory experience. Stuart subverts the materials and tools of high-tech culture through her

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Steadfast Into Spring: Sarah Kelly

Steadfast Into Spring New Works by Sarah Kelly May 10th – June 9th, 2024 Locals Only Gallery, Caruso Lounge (West Entrance) Opening Reception May 10th from 5:00 – 8:00pm “Steadfast into Spring” is an inviting abstract art collection that is a vibrant testament to resilience, renewal, and the unwavering spirit of growth. Each piece celebrates

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UndocuAmerica: Reclaiming Our Presence

UndocuAmerica: Reclaiming Our Presence MOTUS Theater May 10th – July 14th, 2024 Opening Reception May 10th from 5:00-8:00pm Muralist Edica Pacha depicting UndocuAmerica monologist Laura Peniche, 2022 Motus Theater’s UndocuAmerica: Reclaiming Our Presence invites visitors to engage with art that centers undocumented community members’ stories through a wide variety of mediums including photography, illustrations, films,

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Shakti: The Source of Strength

Shakti: The Source of Strength Bala Thiagarajan May 10th – July 14th, 2024 Opening Reception May 10th from 5:00-8:00pm Shakti: The Source of Strength is a series of portrait paintings by artist Bala Thiagarajan, that captures the essence of Indian women as sources of strength beautifully embodying the concept of Shakti. Shakti, in Hindu philosophy,

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In Search of Personal Icons: Sangeeta Reddy

In Search of Personal Icons Sangeeta Reddy May 10th – July 14th, 2024 Opening Reception May 10th from 5:00-8:00pm The sedimentary rock formations of the Front Range and the rest of the Colorado Plateau connect me back to the landscape of my childhood in Hyderabad, India. They are icons of nature that bear witness to

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Spotlight On: Access Gallery

Spotlight On: Access Gallery February 23rd – March 30th The Dairy Arts Center, in partnership with Access Gallery, presents an exhibition born from a screen printing workshop designed and led by artist Chinn Wang. Participants embarked on a creative journey, exploring personal symbolism under Wang’s guidance while learning a new artistic medium in celebration of

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Imagine! Artist Showcase

Imagine! Artist Showcase February 23rd – March 30th, 2024 Featuring work by: Bobbie G., Gabe R., Gerald S., and Tessa Opening Reception: February 23rd from 5:00-8:00pm Learn More About Imagine! Imagine! provides services designed to incorporate people with developmental, cognitive, and physical challenges into the fabric of their communities. Services include educational and therapeutic services,

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Black Futures in Art: Can You Hear Me?

Black Futures in Art: Can You Hear Me? February 9th – April 6th  Featuring work by: Adderly Grant-Lord, Louise Cutler, Lydia Carlis, Thomas Lockhart, John Toms, Gedion Nyanhongo Adderly Grant-Lord Take a moment to pause and reflect, can you sense the profound resonance of these words as they reverberate through the corridors of your heart?

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Depths: Alissa Davies

Depths Alissa Davies Feb. 23rd – March 30th, 2024 Locals Only Gallery, Caruso Lounge (West Entrance) This body of work speaks to depth as it relates to the ocean, one’s inner world, and acrylic paint. Despite living miles from the ocean, the sea is always with me, woven into my blood from a childhood spent

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Stay Puft : New Work by Chinn Wang

Stay Puft Chinn Wang Polly Addison Gallery February 23rd – March 30th, 2024 Opening Reception February 23rd from 5:00-8:00pm Chinn Wang’s new artwork, Stay Puft, continues the artist’s exploration into transitions in life and death. Wang’s installation plays with ideas of mortality using the character of an auspicious Chinese mythological creature, the qilin, a being

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a place/we may or may not/actually visit: A Grix

a placewe may or may notactually visit A Grix February 23rd – March 30th, 2024 McMahon Gallery In this exhibition, a place we may or may not actually visit. A Grix continues their exploration into themes of longing and unfulfilled desire with a consideration towards future existence. The title for this show comes from a

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LEAVE ME WANTING YOU – Todd Edward Herman

LEAVE ME WANTING YOU Todd Edward Herman​ Locals Only Gallery, Caruso Lounge (West Entrance) January 12th – February 17th, 2024 LEAVE ME WANTING YOU is excerpted from my ongoing project SANCTUARY. Sourced from photographs made by myself, family members and generated from the surfeit of imagery found in AI datasets, the images included in LEAVE

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SCAPES January 12 – February 17, 2024 Featuring work by:  Richard Eisen, David Hollander, Molly Kaderka, and Pam Rogers Pam Rogers A scape in botanical terms is a long flowerless stem that extends from the bulb or rhizome of plants often buried right below the earth. Common scapes are the greens from onions or garlic,

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Ghosts in the Light – Benjamin Stanford and Bruce Tetsuya

Ghosts in the Light Benjamin Stanford and Bruce Tetsuya November 17th – December 30th, 2023 Opening Reception: November 17th, 2023 from 5:00 – 8:00pm Benjamin Stanford Bruce Tetsuya Something shifts when you lean into the middle spaces; an internal landscape opens up in that liminal boundary that exists between reality and the edge of perception

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In My Body – Courtney Griffin

In My Body Courtney Griffin Locals Only Gallery, Caruso Lounge November 17th, 2023 – January 7th, 2024 Opening Reception November 17th, 2023 from 5:00 – 8:00pm “In My Body” combines artworks from my two bodies of work over the last year. All of these paintings were made during seasons of immense physical change, including several

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‘Cuauhtémoczin’ – inside the process: Diego Florez-Arroyo

‘Cuauhtémoczin’ – inside the process October 28th – November 11th, 2023 Diego Florez-Arroyo with Jesse Lee Pacheco, Charlie Apple, Anthony Maes, and Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite Closing Reception: November 10th from 5-8pm “A fresh take on a typical prison drama, the multimedia production follows the life of Dante as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery

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Denver’s Art Seen: Selections – Raymundo Muñoz

Denver’s Art Seen: Selections Raymundo Muñoz October 28th – November 11th, 2023 Closing Reception November 10th, 2023 from 5:00 – 8:00pm This selection of linocut prints from my Art Seen series is part documentation of the Denver art scene as I experienced it over the last ten years or so and part creative interpretations of

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Portrait Gallery

Portrait Gallery November 17th – December 30th, 2023 What is a portrait and how is it defined?  Portrait Gallery, a large-scale group exhibition that was sourced from a public call for portrait based works, is created around this very question.  Inspired directly by portrait galleries in prominent art institutions around the world, this salon-style hang

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From Me in Her to Her in Me – Irene Delka McCray

From Me in Her to Her in Me Irene Delka McCray November 17th – December 30th, 2023 McMahon Gallery Opening Reception November 17th, 2023 from 5:00 – 8:00pm “Can we imagine that at the essence of human being is an insistence upon being witnessed – by others, by gods, by the cosmos itself – and

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El año del coyote – Grace Gutierrez

El año del coyote Grace Gutierrez October 28th – November 11th Closing Reception: November 10th, 2023 5:00 – 8:00pm The coyote is an animal regularly typecast as a threatening predator with violent intentions. Communities all over the country have attempted to eradicate them, spending millions on coyote mitigation, some states still offering bounties for their

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Flat Space

Flat Space: Whitman Lindstrom EXTENDED through November 12thCaruso Lounge Closing Reception: November 10th from 5:00-8:00pm Whitman Lindstrom’s latest exhibition ‘Flat Space’ at the Dairy Arts Center, offers a fresh perspective on the iconic Flatirons through an imaginative exploration of pictorial space. With his recognizable use of color and form, Whitman’s solo show ‘Flat Space’ invites

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Open Studios Preview Exhibition

Open Studios Preview Exhibition September 15th – October 22nd Opening Reception: September 15th from 5:00 – 8:00pm Kathryn Moller BOULDER’S “OPEN STUDIOS TOUR,” a beloved 28-year-old fall tradition, is thriving and expanding in the post- pandemic environment. The 2023 Tour marks the first time since its founding in 1995 that its footprint is growing beyond

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Scrawl – Allyson McDuffie

Scrawl August 17th – September 17th Opening Reception: August 17th from 5:00 – 8:00pm As an artist, I strive to explore the intersections between memory, identity, society, and resilience in my work. I often use humor and satire to subvert the seriousness of these topics. Throughout my life, my images have attempted to speak to

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Neuron Forest

Neuron Forest Katie Caron September 15th – November 11th, 2023 McMahon Gallery Exhibition featured in DARIA, click here to read Opening Reception September 15th, 2023 @ 5:00 – 8:00pm I have always been compelled to create work inspired by nature’s geometries, specifically the self-similar branching fractals in our brains: neurons. These discrete nerve cells are

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The Mercury Oracle

The Mercury Oracle Created by Lewis Neeff Installed along North East exterior wall, adjacent to main entrance The Mercury Oracle is a robust 88 card  divinatory tool.  Full of tried and true cosmologies, contemporary techniques, and oblique strategies, it is meant to help anyone from beginners to seasoned pros navigate an ever changing world through

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Aberrant Behavior

Creative Nations is Native American Arts collective permanently housed at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder Chelsea Kaiah & Cody Norton Aberrant Behavior is an exhibition to showcase the lesser-seen areas within the hunting culture presented in the United States. Artists Chelsea Kaiah and Cody Norton give in-depth perspectives of Indigenous and Queer hunting practices.

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Unlearning the Garment from the Body

Unlearning the Garment from the Body: Sasha de Koninck July 14th – September 9th, 2023 Opening Reception: July 14th @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm Unlearning the Garment from the Body is a process of taking apart existing garments–garments that I have found and collected over the years, and garments that I have made myself–in order to

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Control: Juvana Soliven July 14th – September 9th, 2023 A year ago, Roe v. Wade was overturned by the US Supreme Court. Control. Control over our bodily autonomy, our rights toward self-determination, our gender expression, our narratives — control over what is inherently ours is under attack. This exhibition features works from Soliven’s Body Weaponized

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MARCH 2020

As of today, 3/12/2020, The Dairy Arts Center remains open and operational. Should scheduling changes occur, ticket holders will be directly notified by The Dairy Arts Center.

If you have a question about an event please contact the presenting arts organization. For films, Dairy Presents and all other questions contact the Box Office at 303.440.7826