3 must-see spring events for design lovers

3 Must-See Spring Events for Design Lovers – 5280

Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin, courtesy of Denver Botanical Gardens


Stock up on plants for your garden and immerse yourself in the arts in April and May.

Whether you’re planting your first patch of flowers or have a green thumb, Denver Botanic Gardens’ annual spring plant sale has flora for you. Browse high-quality summer bulbs, water-smart perennials, herbs and vegetables, and consult with on-site experts for gardening tips. Pro tip: Make a reservation in the morning for the best selection of plants, or attend the paid preview party (May 5, 4:30-7 p.m.) for exclusive access to select plants. May 6 to 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission, reservations required; member reservations open April 7, public reservations open April 11. botanicgardens.org

Show your walls (and shelves) some love with art finds ranging from landscape paintings to mixed media works (including metal and glass sculptures by Tom Bloyd, seen below). While you shop at the Central Park fest, enjoy wine tastings with La Crema winery and local bites, and stop by the Kids’ Art Zone, where little Picassos can paint their own canvases. Bonus: All liquor sales benefit Colorado Pet Pantry, a nonprofit that provides families in need with pet food. May 28, 10am-6pm; May 29, 10am-5pm Free entry. denverartsfestival.com

Following the success of Immersive Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo’s adaptation brings the art and history of the legendary Mexican painter to life through an interactive production. Videographer Massimiliano Siccardi and conductor Luca Longobardi (both also worked on Van Gogh) add compelling movement and music to Kahlo’s surreal paintings and self-portraits, as well as historical photographs. The larger-than-life exhibit is projected 360 degrees from the gallery walls of the Lighthouse Art Space, just west of the River North Art District. On view until May 31. Adult admission from $40, reservations required. immersivefrida.com

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