Culture + Art in Golden Triangle
Bobbi Walker is the owner of Walker Fine Art Gallery in the Golden Triangle and is a connector between art and our community. Through her business, she helps numerous artists sell their art at her many events at Walker Fine Art Gallery. She is also a very involved citizen and strives to integrate art into the community through Imagine Denver 2020.
Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave.
How long have you been in the Golden Triangle?
Why did you choose the Golden Triangle to do business in?
The neighborhood has a feeling of urban sophistication, with diverse residential architecture, and world class museums. I believe this creates the perfect setting for a vibrant cultural community.
The close proximity to downtown also places us in walking distance for cultural tourism.
What about Golden Triangle jives with your business culture?
It is a friendly residential neighborhood that is easy to walk around in, and provides lots to do with great restaurants and shops. The number of surrounding top tier galleries and museums are an ideal environment for an exhibition gallery.
What is an “Exhibition Gallery”?
An exhibition gallery offers rotating curated exhibits that are theme based. The feature artists create a specific new body of work for each exhibit.
Why are you passionate about Walker Fine Art?
I provide an avenue for connection between the artist and the community. I represent approximately thirty five artists, curating seven themed exhibitions a year. This gives the artists the opportunity to get their voices heard on a regional and national level.
What’s the story behind your gallery?
I believe that Culture and Art are healing, and a meaningful impetus for profound communication. Denver’s personality thrives on the independent entrepreneurial spirit, and my business in the arts allows me to feel like I’m a part of creating a better city. I have been serving on the Denver Commission of Cultural Affairs in creating a strategic cultural plan for 2020. See www.ImagineDenver2020.org for more details.
What inspired the look of your business/ the design?
I wanted to present Fine Art at a higher level. I took a clean, sophisticated approach to a contemporary urban space and added organic elements to make it approachable. I liked the contrast of the open and stark loft-like interior design with the traditional Madison Avenue exterior. It is the perfect backdrop for presenting art that is visually appealing, technicality well executed and intellectually compelling.
What events does Walk Fine Art have coming up?
Our current exhibit is “Figuratively Speaking” with bronze sculpture, black and white photography, and colorful paintings. Please come and check it out!
A huge thank you to Rebekah with Live Urban Real Estate for her interview with Bobbi. Rebekah sells in Golden Triangle and knows it better than anyone. If you have any neighborhood questions reach out to Rebekah!