Tue February 28, 2012
Arts & Culture

Plan For 2013 Biennial Of The Americas Announced

A preliminary plan for Denver’s 2013 Biennial of the Americas was announced Tuesday. The event focusing on the culture and innovation of the Western Hemisphere has been branded “Platform 5280”.

Next summer, the biennial will bring together some of the top artists, thinkers, and public officials from countries including Brazil, Canada, and Mexico to Denver.  The 11 week event will consist of themed symposiums, workshops, multiple public art projects, and civic events. Governor John Hickenlooper, who spoke at the announcement, praised the focus of the 2013 biennial and Platform 5280.

 “The idea of having this hemispheric look at innovation and ideas, local values and vision -a big part of the biennial is to knit together this hemisphere and in so doing make the world a safer and better place.”

Organizers want to engage the citizens of Denver as well. They will facilitate many cultural events which will be open to the public during the biennial which begins in July of 2013.