Denver Digerati is a singular initiative developed with the Denver Theatre District that brings today's digital animation and motion-based artwork to the public through LED screens located in the heart of Downtown Denver. Through a strong artist commission program and summer Friday Flash series, Denver Digerati is cultivating an international network of digital artists to showcase the most exciting advances in art. Denver Digerati is the future of public art.
The Denver Theatre District's LED infrastructure is unique to any other city in the country, supporting a mandate to enhance Denver's urban core through a dynamic arts- presence by local innovators and leading artists from around the world. The project is curated by Denver residents Ivar Zeile and Ryan Pattie.
is Denver Digerati's founder and creative director. Zeile is the owner of Plus Gallery, one of Denver's most reputable and succesful contemporary art gallerys, initiated in 2001. A strong concentration in film and cinematic presentation preceded Zeile's development of the gallery, including ten years working with the Sundance Film Festival. Throughout Plus Gallery's history, Zeile has established an ongoing experimental program that includes video, music and performance projects that have featured acclaimed artists from around the country.
is an artist and designer working in digital media. With a BFA concentrated in Digital Art from Metro State College of Denver, Pattie creates experimental motion graphics, illustration and designs promotional materials for Denver Digerati. Pattie has created live visuals for dance parties in Denver and takes part in group exhibitions and community events around the city.
DENVER THEATRE DISTRICT
Facilitate “Bright Lights” signage and activation downtown, stimulate economic activity and promote the arts within the Downtown Denver Theatre District geographic boundaries.
ABOUT THE DTD
The Denver Theatre District (DTD) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) created to enhance downtown Denver through public art investment, city and regional art and cultural promotions. The DTD extends from the 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe Street to Speer Boulevard; Speer Boulevard to Welton Street; Welton Street to 14th Street; 14th Street to Champa Street; Champa Street to the 16th Street Mall.
The DTD utilizes five digital LED Boards (14th Street and Champa St. and 16th Street Mall and Champa St.) along with numerous static billboards throughout the District to promote local art and activity. For every commercial sign sold within the DTD boundaries, 15% of the gross revenues go back into the District.