COVID-19 Neighborhood and Business Support – August 2020 Update

All of us are feeling the impact of the necessary measures enacted to slow the spread of COVID-19. Life as we knew it has changed drastically. We hope to be a helpful resource at this time by providing information regarding our immediate neighborhood and beyond. We will continue to refresh this COVID-19 support page to reflect the neighborhood’s response to changing state and local orders. It’s designed to encourage ongoing support of local businesses and organizations, while sharing community resources with residents.

Support & Resources

  • From the GTCD Board of Directors

    August 2020

    Friends and Neighbors,

    We’re well into 2020, and lots of changes have come to pass in the Golden Triangle Creative District (GTCD). Our organization exists to serve the interests and needs of its stakeholders in the Golden Triangle neighborhood. Spring and summer 2020 have presented our residents, businesses, cultural organizations and government leadership with myriad challenges to tackle. While none of the re-engineering and re-tooling operations and everyday life is easy, it is heartening to see that there continues to be a high level of innovation and creativity within our community to adapt to the shifts the COVID-19 virus has presented.

    Your GTCD Board wanted to continue to provide useful information for both members and visitors, and has updated this page accordingly. As of late July, the state of Colorado and City of Denver remain in a “Safer at Home,” mode – mandated masks and social distancing still in effect, although many businesses and cultural organizations have adapted their operations to accommodate. You can see a list of those here (and please click here if you have an addition or a correction).

    While it’s unclear exactly what the future will look like, one thing is certain – Golden Triangle Creative District is home to a diverse and creative group of neighbors, as well as museums, galleries, bars, restaurants, hotels, retailers, architects, designers, salons/spas and gyms that welcome your ongoing support and patronage. Please review the list of resources and opportunities below. Your continued support for local businesses and organizations during this time will help the Golden Triangle remain the eclectic, vibrant, and engaging community that we all love.

    All our best,

    Board of Directors
    Golden Triangle Creative District

  • Support for Golden Triangle businesses and organizations

    Shops, restaurants, and other retailers benefit greatly from the promise of a future transaction. Purchase a gift card from a neighborhood business for use later this year. See our Golden Triangle directory for a listing of neighborhood businesses.

    Restaurants and bars have had to adapt to changing regulations and shifting customer demand created by the coronavirus pandemic. In mid-July Denver Westword launched a new Denver Restaurant Directory, which lists your favorite dining destinations, neighborhood nooks and welcoming watering holes, with options to search by takeout, delivery or dine-in.

    Additionally, visit our What’s Open in the Triangle webpage for updates on businesses and cultural organizations in the Golden Triangle.

  • Online art collections and resources

    Get your art experience at home! Museums, galleries, Denver Public Library and Civic Center Conservancy are offering online access to their collections, virtual tours and educational resources. Here are some digital links for teachers, parents, and anyone wanting to explore these Golden Triangle resources online.

    Civic Center Conservancy: The Conservancy has a couple online resources available, including a food truck ordering support page and Visit Civic Center Park virtual art tours. Civic Center MOVES fitness classes are once again meeting in person with outdoor yoga at Civic Center Park offered Monday through Friday at 6 pm.

    Clyfford Still Museum: View the museum’s Online Collection, Works on Paper, and Virtual Tour

    Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC): Browse CPAC’s entire Permanent Collection of 800+ prints online for the first time. See an online edition of the 2018 exhibition, On the Street with Bill Cunningham, presented in partnership with the New York Times. Also, watch the CPAC website for upcoming online and in-person classes.

    Denver Art Museum: View the museum’s Denver Art Museum From Home web page for a variety of resources, including videos, education resources, and online lesson plans for parents and kids to work with together.

    Denver Arts & Venues: Visit the Cultural Sector Support & Resources page for a variety of resources and family activities. Also, Denver Arts & Venues has created some robust webpages so people can experience current exhibitions at the McNichols Building online. View here: Spirit Resonance: The Vitality of PrintmakingDearly Disillusionedand Border.

    Denver Public Library: There are many available online resources, including Book Clubs, Storytimes, Programs, Virtual Resources, Books, Entertainment, and Library Services Right In Your Home.

    History Colorado Center: Get information about History Colorado’s Lost Highways podcast, and visit the History Colorado website for a variety of digital experiences for adults, kids and families.

    Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art: View the museum’s many virtual exhibitions and navigate their 360 Degree Virtual Tour.

    Mirus Gallery Denver: View the gallery’s Online Collection – includes art available for purchase.

    Sandra Phillips Gallery: View many Artist Works here and go to the Viewing Room to see what’s currently on display.

    Visit Denver: Browse the Visit Denver website for safe ways to have some unique outdoor and cultural experiences while practicing social distancing, updated weekly.

    Walker Fine Art Gallery: Take a virtual tour of the gallery’s exhibition, Power and Fragility and check out a large collection of videos on the gallery’s YouTube page.

    William Havu Gallery: View artist works from the gallery’s current exhibition on the gallery website and also on their Instagram and Facebook pages.

    If you are able, consider a financial contribution to the arts provider so they can continue creating now and in the future. 

  • Additional cultural sector and business support

    There are a variety of resources available to help individuals, organizations and businesses at this time. We will add information as we become aware of additional resources.

    Denver Arts & Venues: View the Cultural Sector Support & Resources page for for artist, cultural worker and organization support.

    Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade: See the Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center web page for state and federal COVID-19 announcements, programs, and information relevant to Colorado businesses, including a variety of loan options and other assistance programs.

    Colorado Creative Industries: See the Resources to Support the Arts During COVID-19 web page for a variety of resources to support artists, creative businesses and arts and culture organizations.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and resources

    Please check these government websites for up to date information and resources:

    Denver Department of Public Health: This is a very comprehensive website, and includes information on a variety of support services – including business assistance – as well as donations and volunteering, cancellations and closures, local preparation and coordination, how to manage the illness and other information related to COVID-19.

    Intimate Partner Violence Webpage: The Denver Police Department is committed to assisting citizens with coping strategies during in these uncertain, and stressful times. With an influx of time together due to city and state stay at home and safer at home orders, families may need some helpful ideas to deescalate emotions related to everything outside of our control. Download this graphic and visit the DPD’s Intimate Partner Violence webpage for information and resources.

    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and see the state Safer At Home order.

    A Colorado Tenant’s Guide to COVID-19: A comprehensive guide for tenants prepared by the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project.

    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    World Health Organization


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