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Colorado Photographic Arts Center's new space in RiNo Arts District is located at 3636 Chestnut Place

A Look Inside CPAC’s New Home

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center has moved to RiNo, and it's celebrating with a (free!) grand opening reception on February 6. 


The Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) has changed addresses.

Now located in at the Ironton Building in the RiNo Arts District, CPAC will host its grand opening reception and the kickoff to Maybe, an exhibtion by artist and author Phil Toledano, on February 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Toledano will also be hosting an Artist Lecture on February 5 at the Denver Art Museum from 7 to 8 p.m., as well as portfolio reviews at CPAC’s new space on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.


CPAC officially moved into the new space on January 15, giving the staff only three weeks to get the gallery up and running before opening night. The new space is more versatile, allowing for a separate office space and gallery, as well as space for a media lab where members can check out art tools, darkroom equipment, and books.

Executive director Samantha Johnston, who signed the lease for the space on her first day on staff in September 2015, says the move was a strategic one. Moving from the old LoHi location into the popular arts district gives CPAC an opportunity to be a part of First Friday art walks and get involved in the art scene that is currently developing in RiNo. Johnston is excited about the changes that have been happening in RiNo, including the opening of new restaurants, art galleries, and gathering spaces.

CPAC’s opening reception is free and open to the public.

3636 Chestnut Pl.; 303-837-1341

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