The Denver Art Society is an entirely volunteer run Arts Education Nonprofit that was established in 2009 in the La Alma neighborhood. The La Alma Neighborhood includes Denver's culturally most diverse area for many decades with a large immigrant population. The Denver Art Society (DAS) brings together a multitude of membership from all economic, social, and political backgrounds. We provide a venue for a diverse group of artists to use as performance, teaching, and display space while volunteering in the Denver Community. An influential project of the Denver Art Society has been the monthly Alley Rallies, which turns cleaning up the alley and gallery into a community event. Alley Rallies are all day events one Saturday per month where local visual and performance artists attend to paint murals, perform music, and collaborate on beautifying the alley behind the Denver Art Society. All artists and residents of the neighborhood help pay for the cost of trash removal and volunteer their labor for clean up.
As a member of the Denver Art Society for four years, Grace has been on the Steering Committee from 2014-2017 and was recently appointed to the interim Board of Directors Jan 2017. She has been an activist in Colorado and Oregon for mental health, sustainable/affordable food and housing, and art for over a decade. Equal representation and access to the arts is Grace's passion and she spends nearly every day working towards building community through art.