Backstage with Women in The Arts

Betty Hart performs a scene from Arvada Center's "The Mountaintop" at CBCA's 2016 Business for the Arts Awards Luncheon. Photo Steve Peterson

Did you know that cultural nonprofits alone generate $1.8 billion in economic activity and employ nearly 11,000 people in the Denver metro area? From museums and theaters to art galleries and music venues, the creative industries are a formidable business sector in the Denver metro area.

Join the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) and the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) to explore the nuances that are unique to being a professional woman in the arts.  Women have been on the leading-edge in Denver’s creative sector, launching successful businesses, forging intrepid careers, and inspiring others along the way. Panelists will share their own experiences and speak to the intersection of culture and commerce.

Appetizers, beverages, and creative exploration will be provided. Bring an open mind.

Musical guests: Mile High String Quartet
Networking activity Creating Your Character: Athena Project


Angela Astle (Moderator)

Executive Producer, Athena Project

Wende Curtis

CEO, Comedy Works

Barbara Lewis

Owner, Lewis Art Consulting and ArtPro

Bianca Mikahn

Poet, Hip Hop Musician, Teaching Artist with Youth On Record, Check Your Head, and Think 360 Arts

Cleo Parker Robinson

Founder, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Bobbi Walker

Owner, Walker Fine Art