Jazz up your weekend with art

If you’re looking for a break from green beer and crowded bars this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the McNichols Project is presenting the Jazz Project on Friday, March 17.

The era-appropriate event will feature prohibition cocktails, craft beers and jazz from the Dave Devine Trio – along with three floors of incredible art. The Jazz Project is anything but a stuffy art gallery with wine and cheese. Instead, the McNichols Project wants to immerse their patrons completely in the jazz age of the 1920s. A ticket will provide patrons with their choice of cocktails or craft beer from 14er Brewing, Great Divide Brewing Co. and cider from Stem Ciders, along with complimentary snacks, music and art. There will be additional food available for purchase from Chubby Wibitz and Baba's Falafel food trucks.

The McNichols Project is housed in what used to be the Carnegie Library of Denver. The library was built in 1909 and was a center of learning for Civic Center Park. When it reopened in 2012, the McNichols Project wanted to keep the building as a center of learning. It has been remodeled into a modern hub for art and cultural events in Denver. The goal is to enhance life in Denver with history and art.

The event runs from 7:30-10 p.m. ant tickets can be purchased at the McNichols Project website,https://www.mcnicholsproject.com/. Tickets are $30 and can also be purchased at the door until availability runs out. The McNichols Building is at 144 West Colfax Avenue in Denver.  

-  Ranay Janssen