We asked some of the city’s leading artists and creatives to tell us about how they decided to pursue an artistic or creative career. We’ve shared some highlights below.

Black & White Motion Picture | Alternative Rock Band

Other local musicians in Denver, as well as more renowned acts like Led Zeppelin and the Beatles, inspired us to start our band. Basically, we wanted to be the cool kids in a rock band. Read more>>

Cierra Covington | Photographer

I had originally went to college to become a teacher. My first year of teaching would have been fall 2020 during the pandemic. Because everything was changing so rapidly, I put that off and started focusing on my photography. And through spending so much extra time learning about photography, I realized that it’s something that I eventually would want to do full-time. Read more>>

Andrea Rossi | Clinical Herbalist & Holistic Nutritionist

While I don’t think I ever explicitly tried to pursue an artistic or creative career, I think that I had to continue returning to artistic and creative pursuits as a pathway towards resilience amidst hardship, which then oriented me towards this type of career. Read more>>

Tim Vacca | Director of Programs at the Museum of Outdoor Arts

During my undergrad I started with an undeclared major. At that time I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, professionally. After a lot of soul searching, I decided that I wanted to pursue a creative path, since I had a huge passion for the arts. I declared a fine arts major and focused on photography and digital art. Read more>>