Colorado Toys

Curated by the DEN Art and Culture Program
October 2016 to December 2016
A Gates
Ansbacher Hall, Level 6 North, before A Bridge Security

A fantastical toy exhibit is the latest installment by the Art and Culture program at DEN. Colorado Toys was designed to be a whimsical experience into the world of Colorado’s artisan toy makers and collectors. This seasonally inspired exhibit is sure to surprise and delight kids of all ages.

Colorado Toys display cases feature unique high-end handcrafted toys and a touch of nostalgia with museum and privately collected vintage pieces.  The exhibit also features childhood toy stories from select community leaders and celebrities in Denver and the Colorado region.  Dolls, stuffed bears, games, miniatures, memorable characters and toys galore are sure to both captivate and gratify our memories and sense of play!

Photo gallery

About the Artist

Many folks contributed to this show...

Participating toy makers and collectors:  BeginAgain Toys; Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys; Little Colorado; Michelle Lamb’s “One and Only” Collectible Bears; Andrew Novick, Private Collector; Kimberly J. Wendt, Handmade Bears.

Participating Colorado community leaders:  Kim Day, Chief Executive Officer, Denver International Airport; Missy Franklin, Olympic Gold medalist, Centennial, Colorado; Rich Karlis, former Denver Broncos kicker, director at CenturyLink; Mary Louise Lee, Denver’s First Lady; Donna Lynne, Lieutenant Governor, State of Colorado; Mikaela Shiffrin, Olympic Skiing Gold medalist, Vail, Colorado; Isaac Slade, The Fray Lead vocalist

More information about the exhibit participants can be found at:

BeginAgain Toys

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys

Little Colorado

Michelle Lamb’s “One and Only” Collectible Bears

Andrew Novick, Private Collector

Kimberly J. Wendt, Handmade Bears\kimberlyjwendtartiststudio