January is the month to really encourage creativity among adults, teens and children! Express yourself!
Randall Munson is the man behind this incredible, creative month! Munson, a famous motivational speaker wanted to set aside a time of the year to encourage one another to push our boundaries and focus on what we want to create. You can read his letter about his idea here.opens a new window
Whether you're an artist or a writer or actor or inventor, whether you actively pursue any of these things or wish you could—now is the time to experiment! There are many ways to unleash your creative juices, and here are some resources to get started.
Sell your crafts:
- Have you upcycled a project, or created something from scratch? Try out Etsy, a shop to sell incredible, creative things
Take a Class:
- Learn Drawing Basicsopens a new window with Ted Crawford!
- Try your hand at creative Body Scrubs and Face Masksopens a new window!
Volunteer! There are so many ways to help our community, and it doesn't matter what your expertise is:
- Be a Reading Buddyopens a new window
- Serve breakfast to homeless youth at Urban Peakopens a new window
- Join Feat on the Streetopens a new window, a 5K/10K walk/run downtown to help women in our community
- Help Metro Caringopens a new window to serve food to hungry families and individuals, and educating them on nutrition and self-sufficiency
- Be a greeter at Doctor Careopens a new window and help our patients feel welcome
Make a gift for a loved one:
- Get some GREAT ideas from Pinterestopens a new window
For the Family
- Estes Park Winter Festivalopens a new window from January 14-15, 2017
- Check out the Denver Art Museum calendaropens a new window to see what's happening in the month of January
- Browse listingsopens a new window of all the great venues around the city
- Wander downtown and find all of the beautiful street artopens a new window
- Hurry to the Denver Zoo to see the end of the "Art to Save the Seaopens a new window" exhibit that ends January 17
- Encourage your child's creativity at the Children's Museum
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- See the latest & greatest the Mile High City has to offer at the Indo Expoopens a new window at the Denver Mart
- Check out the creative new brews at the Denver Brew Festopens a new window, January 27-28
- Travel to Golden for the Ullr Festopens a new window to celebrate creative music and ales, January 27-29
- Learn how to make your own wine in a Wine Brewingopens a new window Class