Abecedarian Gallery opened in November 2007 under the direction of artist and curator Alicia Bailey, as an exhibition venue for contemporary book arts.
After a few months in a rented space at the southern end of the 910 Arts Complex, Alicia purchased and moved the gallery to larger quarters at the north end of the 910 Arts Complex.
The 910 Building is a mixed use facility on the site of the old SevenUp Bottling plant. It is a LEED (green) design building in the heart of Denver’s energetic Art District on Santa Fe.
The district was the first of Colorado districts to receive Creative District status from the state of Colorado. The district is home to the Museo de Las Americas, Metro State’s Center for Visual Art, Su Teatro, Battery 621, Open Media Foundation, Colorado Ballet, Art Students League of Denver, CHAC Cultural Center, alongside galleries, arts related non-profit organizations, individual artist studios, collective exhibition and work spaces.
Described as a small, meticulously curated gallery, Abecedarian is an intimate and engaging space.
Beginning in 2009 Abecedarian started publishing exhibition catalogs, all of which are available here, as print on demand catalogs.
Beginning in 2017, Abecedarian will no longer have a store-front exhibition space, and will be open by appointment only.
It is the goal of gallery director Alicia Bailey to continue to serve the Denver and book arts community through hosting exhibits and offering classes in the 910 Arts Building.