@Denver Public Library Central Branch, Level 5, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
Denver Stories began as a one-month interactive art project collecting folk history on Denver. Using giant rolls of paper, people were invited to share their own history and insight. The project was later adapted to be mobile with a custom designed easel for the scrolls. The project traveled across the metro area, from KIPP Academy in Montebello, to the Women’s March, Denver Metro Village, and the Hard Times Writers Workshop, to name a few. Denver Stories focused on inclusion, empowerment and creating a more varied portrayal of the city.
Each Scroll contains a snapshot of events, of movements, and of communities at the time of it’s creation. Lifelong Denverites, new residents, and visitors created much of the content through personal stories, drawings and poems. Partnering with organizations like Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Denver Voice, and the Boys and Girls Club allowed the project to engage a wide variety of people from all walks of life. The library’s exhibition includes all content collected with no omissions or censoring. Visitors of the exhibition also have the opportunity to add their own views to the project on the final scroll.