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Pop Up Art Gallery Coming to Downtown Boulder’s East End

Category: Press Room

Introducing POP! – A Local Artists’ Gallery

[Boulder, CO]  June 22, 2018  – The Downtown Boulder Partnership is teaming up with Open Studios to convert the former Starr’s Clothing location downtown into a pop-up gallery featuring Boulder County artists. The gallery will be called Pop! and will fill a 5,000 SF space that has been empty since Starr’s closed last fall. Plans are for Pop! to operate through the end of September and possibly longer based on the gallery’s success and whether a new tenant is signed.

“We know downtown but we don’t know art so we’re thrilled that Open Studios agreed to work with us to curate and manage this new venture,” said Sean Maher, CEO of the Downtown Boulder Partnership. “It’s going to be a tremendous addition to the East End of Pearl Street and will activate a space that has been vacant for almost eight months.” Maher also explained that Pop! wouldn't be possible without the partnership of Unico Properties. “The team at Unico understands the importance of vibrant and active storefronts.  We are grateful that they have agreed to work with us on this venture in an effort to keep the East End an exciting destination for locals and out-of-town visitors during the busy summer season. We owe Unico a big thank you.”  

Cindy Sepucha, Executive Director of Open Studios added,  “This opportunity came out of the blue but it was way too good to pass up. Our mission is to support local artists and providing a showcase for them in a prime Pearl Street location is a perfect fit for Open Studios.”

Pop!, located at 1630 Pearl Street will be celebrating its grand opening on Friday June 29th from 6 to 9 p.m. with local artists onsite along with beverages from Decadent Saint Winery and light appetizers. The store will be open from Tuesday through Sunday each week and closed on Mondays. More information is available at


For more information:
General public: 303-449-3774 |
Press: Terri Takata-Smith, VP of Marketing & Communications
303-449-3774 (office)|
Cindy Sepucha, Open Studios Executive Director

About the Downtown Boulder Partnership:

The Downtown Boulder Partnership (DBP) is a non-profit organization, originally founded in 1984 as Downtown Boulder Incorporated, dedicated to continued preservation, promotion and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community.  With a mission to maintain Downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure, DBP’s membership supports the overall vitality of Downtown through public advocacy, political involvement, and by producing year-round community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors.

About Open Studios:

The mission of Open Studios is to advance and enrich the visual arts and promote the role of artists in the Boulder community. .Since 1995, the organization has grown to encompass numerous programs and projects designed to raise awareness and appreciation of art in our community. Over the last 22 years, Open Studios has become the most comprehensive visual arts organization in Boulder, Colorado.