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Denver Arts Week Meets Pinterest In The "Denver Hearts The Arts" Contest

Grand Prize Includes a Year-long Membership to Five of Denver's Top Cultural Facilities

DENVER, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Denver Arts Week has a new, social media spin in 2012.  VISIT DENVER, the Convention & Visitors Bureau invites art lovers to create a "Denver Hearts the Arts" Pinterest board and start pinning artistic images from around the city. From Denver's magnificent architecture to whimsical public art, all things artistic are fair game.   

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Pin and win! The Pinterest board that earns the most followers will receive a special prize – a year-long membership to five of Denver's top cultural facilities: the Denver Art Museum; the Denver Museum of Nature & Science; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Denver; the Clyfford Still Museum; and the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

Pinterest is a virtual pin-board and image sharing website that allows users to create themed image collections.  It is one of the biggest web success stories of 2012 and has close to 25 million users. Go here to get more information on Pinterest.

It's easy to enter the "Denver Hearts the Arts" Pinterest contest! Follow the steps below, and start pinning! 

1) Follow the contest at pinterest.com/VISITDENVER

2) Create a board titled "Denver Hearts the Arts"

  • Categorize it "Art"

3) Pin the rules image at DenverHeartsTheArts.com, then pin 10 or more photos of art around Denver  

  • Label each image with #DenverHeartsTheArts in the description

4) Email the link of your board to press@visitdenver.com by 12pm MST on Monday, November 12

A Pin for a Pin! Each person who enters his or her Denver "Hearts the Arts" board will get a FREE pin from the I Heart Denver store.

Denver Arts Week was created by VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau and is a nine-day celebration of the arts world in The Mile High City, with more than 300 arts-related events at 150 galleries, museums, stages and arts venues.

About Denver Arts Week
Every November, The Mile High City shines a spotlight on its thriving arts community during Denver Arts Week (Nov. 2-10, 2012), a nine day celebration of the arts. This year's event kicks off with Know Your Arts First Friday, followed by Night at the Museums on Saturday, November 3, in which 22 museums will stay open until 10 p.m. for free. Throughout the week there are more than 250 art events from theatrical performances to the Starz Denver Film Festival and the debut of art exhibits at the newly renovated McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. Many of these opportunities are free or at heavily discounted rates, including tickets and even artwork for sale at the Mile High price of $52.80. For a full list of events, go to the DenverArtsWeek.com

About VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau
Celebrating more than 100 years of promoting The Mile High City, VISIT DENVER is a nonprofit trade association that contracts with the City of Denver to market Denver as a convention and leisure destination, increasing economic development in the city, creating jobs and generating taxes. Tourism is the second largest industry in Denver, generating $3.3 billion in annual spending in 2011, while supporting nearly 50,000 jobs. Learn more about Denver on the VISITDENVER website and at TOURISMPAYSDENVER, on Twitter @iknowdenver and the VISIT DENVER Facebook page, or by phone at 800 2 DENVER.

With press or photo inquiries, please contact:

VISIT DENVER contacts:
Rich Grant - (303) 571-9450 or rgrant@visitdenver.com
Debbie Park - (303) 571-9451 or dpark@visitdenver.com or @debdbie
Katie Converse - (303) 571-9418 or kconverse@visitdenver.com or @colorado_kate

SOURCE VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau

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