Learn about Yard Art Contemporary



Yard Art is a contemporary art event conceived by Annie Decamp and Michael Dowling who have been studio partners for four years. With the cancellation of most art events during the pandemic year of 2020, Decamp and Dowling initiated a neighborhood-based platform for some of Denver’s notable artists to show and sell their work.  Yard Art and Yard Art vol. 2 both took place in the fall of 2020 at Decamp’s home in the Country Club neighborhood of Denver with rave reviews by attendees and press alike.  While this is a formal show with art tents, it has a light and informal feel that let’s people step back in time.  Most attendees have enjoyed the opportunity to meet artists and make new acquaintances and friendships.  Artists have benefited by direct sales and follow up studio visits and commissions by patrons.  Each artist sets up their own space/tent to show their work with their unique style and brand. Wine and champagne is served in real glasses as patrons flow through the yard, much like walking through Monet’s garden.

Now entering Yard Art Contemporary’s third year, our venues are expanding.  Several patrons who simply walked into a Yard Art have stepped forward to host an event.  The 2022 season looks bright with events happening in the Country Club, Congress Park, Cheeseman Park, Hill Top, Cherry Hills and a special invitation event at the Clayton Club and Hotel in Cherry Creek.


2022 Summer Lineup 

Dates                        Neighborhood                       

June 4th 10am-5pm  & June 5th 11am-4pm    

                                 Cherry Creek           

June 25th 10am-5pm & June 26th 11am-4pm

                                Country Club

July 8th 10am-5pm & July 9th 11am-4pm


July 30th 10am-5pm & July 31st 11am-4pm

                              Cherry Point       

August 10th 11am-5pm

                             Yard Art Contemporary Invitational at Clayton Club and Hotel

                             233 Clayton Street, Denver CO   

September 17th 10am-5pm & September 18th 11am-4pm

                             Congress Park