photo courtesy of Mindi McNeil

Students from Art Street (a program that uses creativity to help children break the cycle of poverty) are creating a series of billboards that will go up around the city of Denver entitled "Healing as One." Mayor Hancock unveiled the first billboard on Wednesday entitled “Better Together” at a parking lot on California and 21st in Downtown Denver, designed by 17-year-old Laura Carillo.

Colorado Experience: Dana Crawford

Nov 8, 2016

In the early 1960s, Denver’s Larimer Square was known for its homeless population and abandoned buildings. When Denver’s Urban Renewal Authority publicized its plans to raze the area in an effort to modernizing the city, preservationist Dana Crawford interceded and launched her own plan to preserve the historic buildings dating back to the 1860s. Crawford’s efforts helped to revitalize Larimer Square, leading to the thriving hub of commerce and community it is today.

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The Five Points Jazz Festival, now in its 12th year, brings people together for a day of food, fun and fantastic music. The free festival takes place the third Saturday of May each year and celebrates the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Once known as the Harlem of the West, Five Points was home to several jazz clubs which played host to many of jazz music’s legends such as Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and many others. Since its inception in 2004, the Five Points Jazz Festival has grown each year in size and popularity.