Since the formation of the Englewood Cultural Arts Center Association (Englewood Arts) in 2000, a number of successful programs have been implemented. Englewood Arts began operation as an Arts Center without Walls introducing innovative educational programs in schools. With the creation of Hampden Hall, we can provide greater opportunities for the community at large to enjoy a variety of performances.
Strings Attached – String Instrument Instruction
An after-school program of beginning and intermediate strings instruction for Englewood elementary school and middle school students. Since its inception, hundreds students have been introduced to the challenge and satisfaction of learning to play an instrument. The program has since expanded into the Sheridan School district with great success. We believe strongly in the importance of music in the development of young people.
Englewood Arts Presents
• Chamber Music of the Masters
This series features musicians primarily from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in solo or chamber performances. The Artistic Director for this series is Silver Ainomäe, principal cellist with the CSO. Concerts feature chamber music of the highest caliber by classical masters, from popular classics to rarely-heard gems. Concerts are enhanced with informal, enlightening talks by the musicians.
• Hampden Hall
All programs are presented in our handsome 197-seat theatre which provides an informal, comfortable, venue for a variety of community performances. It was developed in 2005 in the Englewood Civic Center as a joint collaboration with the City of Englewood. As a community facility, Hampden Hall is an ideal venue for use by organizations and performers for a nominal fee.
Englewood Arts is pleased and fortunate to have these generous sponsors:
Scientific and Cultural Facilities District
City of Englewood
Colorado Creative Industries
Museum of Outdoor Arts
Englewood Education Foundation
Fine Arts Foundation
Xcel Energy Foundation
Bowan Family Fund
PTOs of participating schools
Jackson Fenner Foundation
Trustees of Englewood Arts