Happy Clouds-McNichols Civic Center Building

McNichols Building

06/15/2018 · 7:00PM

Originally released into the sky by Stuart Semple during London’s 2008 recession, Happy Clouds are smiley-face bubble sculptures, that when released with helium, drift amid public spaces. This iconic artwork has exhibited outside the Tate Modern in London, as well as in Dublin, Moscow, Australia, and Milan. Intended to cheer people up, Happy Clouds will be launched at over a dozen sites across the Denver-metro area from Red Rocks to Denver Public Library Branches. These fleeting, environmentally-friendly Happy Clouds will float outdoors, interrupting daily life and reminding all to be in the present moment.

May 19, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center near 14th Street and California Street
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

May 22, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Museo de las Americas
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

May 31, 7 p.m.
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
A partnership with The Colorado Symphony ’s performance of Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2. 
This is a ticketed event.

June 2, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Denver Art Museum
Free, all-ages, and open to the public. The Denver Art Museum offers free admission every first Saturday, including June 2, thanks to SCFD.

June 4, noon-2 p.m.
Bear Valley Branch Library
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

June 5, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Lakewood Cultural Center
A partnership with the Community First Foundation Innovator Society 2.0 Community Pitch Showdown
Free, all ages, and open to the public

June 6, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Hampden Branch Library
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

June 8, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Woodbury Branch Library
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

June 9, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Schlessman Family Branch Library
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

June 15, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
McNichols Civic Center Building at Civic Center Park
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

June 17, 4 p.m.
Levitt Pavilion Denver at Ruby Hill Park
Happy Clouds will launch prior to the free concert by Flor de Toloache.
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

June 20, 4 p.m.
Mental Health Center of Denver’s Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being
Happy Clouds will make an appearance at the annual Community Fish Fry, which is free, for all-ages and open to the public.

June 22, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Virginia Village Branch Library
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

June 28, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Montbello Branch Library
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

Event Times