Artists at Work

See art take shape right before your eyes and get the chance to witness an artist’s creative process first hand. Artists from all over the world visit the DAM and create their work on-site. 

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Space

Stop by the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Studio (level 3 North Building) to see artist Jeffrey Gibson at work on the post production and editing of a new video project, One Becomes the Other

Drop in weekdays August 19-29 from 1-3pm to meet the artist and see the work in progress and join us at the 25th annual Friendship Powwow for a screening of the trailer.   

For more information, see the Related Exhibitions & Events box on this page. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.    

Studio Demos

Stop by our first floor studio space in the Hamilton Building to see artists at work and take part in artmaking opportunities. The theme of this space is ever-changing so be sure to check out what the artists are demonstrating today.

Through October 12, the Sculpture Studio invites visitors to explore and try their hand at select sculpting techniques. Every weekend from noon-3 pm local artists will conduct demonstrations highlighting a variety of sculpting materials and practices.  Visitors can also join in outside fun with sculpture demonstrations on the plaza May 31-June 1; June 28-29; July 12-13; August 23-24; and 30-31. Model, carve, or create your own 3-D masterpiece. The Sculpture Studio is fun for all ages with no experience necessary.

Free with general admission. No reservations required.

Insider Moments

Insider Moments are informal conversations with artists who are exhibiting at the DAM. On Thursday, May 22 at 1pm, Jason Rogenes will discuss his latest Styrofoam and cardboard installation V3H1CL3. On Sunday, June 1, Rose B. Simpson will chat about the warrior fashions and customized car that she created as part of her DAM residency. For more information, see the Related Exhibitions & Events box on this page. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.


The Native Arts Artist-in-Residence program is generously supported by The Virginia W. Hill Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and National Endowment for the Arts.