October 24, 2012 - LIGHT: A Celebration of the McNichols Building
What: Re-introduction of the Carnegie Library to the community
Where: McNichols Civic Center Building
When: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $75; $50 young professional
Libations: Three Tomatoes Catering
Catering: Cru Wine Bar, LoHi Steakbar, Opus Restaurant and Aria Wine Bar, Panzano, Pinche Tacos, The Populist, Vesta Dipping Grill, Zengo, OAK at fourteenth
Entertainment: Light demonstrations by Ghost Pixel in conjunction with CEAVCO, art displays by Collin Parson, light installations by Blazen Illuminations
Music: DJ Almighty I.Z. and DJ Ginger Perry
Sponsors: Arts & Venues Denver and Civic Center Conservancy
Blacktie Photos by: Pamela Cress
Scott Richardson and Cynthia Treadwell with E.D. Lindy Eichenbaum Lent
Old became new as the LIGHT party re-introduced the historic Carnegie Library to the Denver community as a unique venue and vibrant cultural center.
The launch party showcasing the historic McNichols building was a warm respite to the drizzling fall rain outside. There were light displays, music and food booths sponsored by some of Denver's best restaurants, including Cru Wine Bar, LoHi Steakbar, Opus Restaurant and Aria Wine Bar, Panzano, Pinche Tacos, The Populist, Vesta Dipping Grill, Zengo and OAK at fourteenth.
The party was aiming to raise awareness of the currently-under-renovation building (which will be managed by Arts & Venues Denver) and serve as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Civic Center Conservancy and its goal of revitalizing Civic Center Park - elevating and sustaining it as an active and iconic cultural and community hub. This event was a debut of the McNichols Building as a venue for special event rentals, temporary exhibitions and community gatherings.
Formed in 2004 by local citizens passionate about the role of public spaces in our community, the Civic Center Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that partners with the City and County of Denver to restore, enhance and activate downtown Denver’s Civic Center. The Conservancy's efforts focus around the following four areas: events and programming to activate Civic Center; advocacy on park policies, design and needs; public awareness and engagement; and fundraising for capital improvements, activities and initiatives to support and revitalize the park. The Conservancy has a formal cooperative agreement with the City and County of Denver designating it as the official fundraising vehicle for Civic Center Park. For more information: http://www.civiccenterconservancy.org/