Images of several members of the ASLD community, with text that reads "ASLD"

Stories behind the artists:

Members of the ASLD community share their stories and why #ArtMatters to them.

At ASLD, we believe everyone has a story to share. We also have a story to share—this year has been challenging. With the closure of our building and suspension of in-person courses for five months during the year, we have a significant need for additional support from our community. Course revenue is down by 35% and membership fees dropped by 23% resulting in almost $400,000 in lost revenue. Although at the moment we are surviving day by day, we are facing a large budget deficit for the coming year.


Today, we ask you to make a gift toward our year-end giving campaign that will make a difference in the lives of artists. The future of our art community depends on all of us. Can we count on you to help close the gap with a year-end gift to ASLD? Your gift today will provide virtual arts programming, in-person courses, youth engagement opportunities, visiting artists workshops, community-oriented exhibits, and so much more!

OR by mail 200 Grant St | Denver, CO 80206

OR by calling Development Manager Sarah James at 303-778-6990 ext. 1103 

Featured Artists

Adriana Rondón-Rivero sits in front of a wall of mirrors as part of performance piece

Adriana Rondón-Rivero, Youth Program Faculty Member

Bea DiRienzo smiles and holds up her artwork

FloraJane DiRienzo, Parent of Beatrice & Beatrice DiRienzo, Student

Benu Amun-Ra

Benu Amun-Ra, Student & Parent of Quinn

Bob Garcia smiling and holding his ceramic artwork

Bob Garcia, Student & Ceramics Studio Volunteer

Carter Mehle smiling

Carter Mehle, Former Teen Board Member, Summer Camp Assistant and Student

Connie McArthur

Connie McArthur, Student, Past Board President & Lifetime Board Member

Deborah Jang during an Art in Prison workshop

Deborah Jang, Mixed Media Faculty Member

Photo of Doug Dawson

Doug Dawson, Founder & Painting Faculty

Photo of Emeka Cook

Emeka Cook, Painting Faculty Member

Photo of Gerry Kim

Gerry Kim, Student

Photo of Harry Utter

Harry Utter, Board Secretary and Student

Photo of Holly-Kai Hurd

Holly-Kai Hurd, Mixed Media Faculty Member & Faculty Board Member

Photo of Kalliopi Monoyios

Kalliopi Monoyios, Student and Guest Curator of The Plasticene

Photo of Kenneth Brewer with his artwork

Kenneth Brewer, Student

Photo of Kim Harrell

Kim Harrell, Jewelry Faculty Member

Photo of Lorenzo Chavez painting

Lorenzo Chavez, Painting Faculty Member

Photo of Mami Yamamoto

Mami Yamamoto, Student & Printroom Monitor

Photo of Mandi Quinn standing next to her artwork

Mandi Quinn, Admin Staff & Faculty Member

Photo of Mark Friday

Mark Friday, Printmaking & Assemblage Faculty Member

Photo of Quinn Martinez

Quinn Martinez, Student

Photo of Rita Vali holding mugs

Rita Vali, Ceramics Faculty Member

Photo of Timothy Standring

Timothy Standring, Student

Photo of Victoria Eubanks

Victoria Eubanks, Encaustic Faculty Member & Former Faculty Board Member