This month Wheat Ridge will host its second Arts Drop, a city-wide scavenger hunt providing an opportunity for participants to search for and find free arts and crafts while learning more about Wheat Ridge. The city’s Cultural Commission will be placing 16 local art and crafts items outdoors at local parks, as well as community and city buildings, for lucky participants to hunt. The program starts June 12 with items dropped throughout the city, twice per day, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, June 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22 and 24. Once items are found, participants are encouraged to share on the Cultural Commission Facebook Page as well as other social media accounts using #WRartsdrop.
All the art in the program is local and was acquired by the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission from Wheat Ridge Art League members, other local artists and nearby creative businesses. The goal is to connect Wheat Ridge residents directly to arts and crafts, while promoting and supporting local artisans, makers, and creative business and arts organizations.
The cultural commission hosted its first art drop program in December of 2020, inspired by Art Drop Day, the brainchild of Jake Parker of Provo, Utah. Parker’s goal was to help people feel a little more connected to one another and to create random bonds between strangers through the act of creating and giving.
Visit the Wheat Ridge Meet the Artists Facebook page for location specifics, and check out the Wheat Ridge Cultural Events Facebook Page leading up to June 14 to see photos and get clues.