Unleashing Creativity and Fostering Dialogue at RedLine Contemporary Art Center

RedLine Contemporary Art Center is a unique and dynamic art space located in Denver’s River North Art District (RiNo). Founded in 2008 by artist Laura Merage, RedLine provides a platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their work, while also fostering dialogue and promoting social change.


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RIGHT: Roots Radical: An Exploration into Indigenous Ancestry and Experience ; LEFT: Floyd D. Tunson: Ascent (Photography credit: Wes Magyar)

At RedLine, you can find a range of art exhibitions, programs, and events that showcase diverse perspectives and voices. The center features two galleries that rotate exhibitions every eight weeks, highlighting contemporary art in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, and installation.

The Black Power Tarot by Floyd D. Tunson

One of the unique aspects of RedLine is their artist-in-residence program, which provides a year-long residency to up to eight artists. During this time, residents have access to studio space, mentorship, and opportunities to showcase their work. The program aims to support emerging artists and give them the resources they need to develop their careers.

Floyd D. Tunson / “Haitian Dream Boats” by Floyd D. Tunson (Photography credit: James Rowe)

In addition to showcasing and supporting artists, RedLine is also committed to promoting social change through their programming. They host a variety of events and initiatives focused on issues such as environmental sustainability, racial justice, and community engagement. They also offer educational programs for all ages, including art classes and workshops.

RedLine Exhibition Hall, Art Education & Community Art Programs
Daisy McGowan on the left, Floyd D. Tunson on the right. From the opening of Floyd D. Tunson: Janus at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery at the Ent Center for the Arts

RedLine’s commitment to fostering community is also evident in their artist residency program. Each year, the center invites several artists to participate in a year-long residency program, providing them with studio space, mentorship, and professional development opportunities. This program not only supports the artists in their creative practice but also helps to create a vibrant community of artists who can learn from and inspire one another.

RIGHT: RedLine’s Project Space ; LEFT: RedLine’s Exhibition Hall

RedLine Contemporary Art Center is an important part of Denver’s vibrant art scene. With its commitment to showcasing diverse perspectives and promoting social change, it provides a valuable space for artists and the community alike to come together and engage with art in meaningful ways.