Art District on Santa Fe Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood of Denver is one with historic roots as deep as downtown and Auraria, but it remains lesser known. The buildings around here—whether homes, storefronts, warehouses, or theatres—date back to the late 1800s and turn of the century, and many have stucco covering the original brick, which gives more of a New Mexico feel than other parts of Denver. The primary business district of the neighborhood is along Santa Fe Drive, where you’ll find the city’s largest concentration of art galleries for three vibrant blocks. La Alma/Lincoln Park has a predominantly Hispanic population, and that culture resonates throughout a handful of the more significant galleries and art institutions on this walk.
The emphasis in these art spaces is on local talent—artists based in Denver and Colorado—but there is also room for national and international work on display here. Even if you are not a serious art collector, the gift shops of some galleries make it easy for anyone to become a patron of the arts."