Get thee to the Dairy

Boulder’s outstanding hub for all things artistic

Whether you’re an arts lover or liker, Boulder’s Dairy Center for the Arts is a terrific community asset – a place everyone should get to know better.

The Dairy is a monster of a community space by local standards. It houses three performance theaters, three art galleries, 22 music and seven dance studios, the wonderful Boedecker arts cinema, a gigantic events lobby and offices for 11 local arts organizations.

On any given day or night, patrons can find something engaging to take in. And artists of every stripe are similarly nourished: hundreds of them use the Dairy as a resource for creative spaces, education, performance, community and creative sustenance. The Dairy is a hub for every possible artistic pursuit and people of every age and stage – patron or creative.

With 200,000 visitors each year and an estimated local economic impact of $27.5 million, many Boulderites (and indeed citizens of the wider Denver metropolitan region) already know the Dairy well. But the big white building at Walnut and 26th Streets is tucked into a cityscape of adjacent apartment and commercial buildings – just enough for many to miss.

And the Dairy shouldn’t be missed.

So here’s a challenge: put one Dairy Center event on your September calendar and go. Lose yourself to a creative outlet – whether it’s a dance performance, gallery tour, comedy night, art house movie, acting class or a full scale theatrical performance – all of these and more at the Dairy (right here in the heart of Boulder) can take you to higher ground, can make you a smarter, finer, better person.

Because that’s what the arts do.  Let the Dairy take you there.

The Dairy Center for the Arts is RE/MAX of Boulder’s Featured Friend for September. You’ll be hearing more about them in this space with a new post each Tuesday this month.