Over 30 years ago, Pirate: Contemporary Art opened in Denver, Colorado as an audacious and eclectic alternative, artist-run cooperative gallery.

Today, little has changed - although our space has gotten slightly smaller and our front door relocated about 50 feet south of the corner. Many member artists have come and gone, but Pirate persists. It's an institution that remains flexible and edgy.

Pirate is open Friday evenings from 6 - 10 PM, Saturday& Sunday Noon to 5PM.
If you need to visit us at a time we are not open we suggest you contact the showing artist at that time (listed on our calendar page) to arrange for a private viewing


Up and Coming
Exciting start of the new year!!!!


  Pirates 35th Anniversary  
featuring new work by our Members


  RetroActive: Founding Spark  
RULE Gallery popup at Pirate

Featuring the founding members of SPARK Gallery (1979)
Andy Libertone, Paul Gillis, Margaret Neumann, Clark Richert,
Jerry Johnson, George Woodman, Richard Kallweit, Charles DiJulio,
Suzy Roesler, Marcia Marfia Rehn, Jane Fudge, John Fudge

Opens Friday, January 23, 2015, 6-10p
January 23 - February 8, 2015

 Saturday, February 7, 2p - (free)

 Panel discussion
the significance of the early Colorado Co-ops
Moderated by Michael Paglia, Westword Art Critic





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s h o w • d a t e s

Gallery Hours:
Fri. 6 - 10PM
Sat. & Sun. noon to 5PM

• 2 0 1 4 •
December 12 - 28
Tsogo Mijid /

• 2 0 1 5 •
January 2 - 18
35th Anniversary Show

January 23 - February 8
RetroActive: Founding Spark
/ Dominic Muttel

February 15 - March 1
Shannon Kelly/Jason Gimbel

for complete calendar, go to
Calendar page