Cultural Expression and Artistic Innovation
The Foundations partner with results-oriented nonprofit groups that have a strong education component. The support of organizations such as the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, Curious Theatre Company, and the Mizel Museum in Denver, as well as programs like LEVYdance, a dance company based in San Francisco, has allowed these groups to enrich the art experience of community members
To further the Foundation’s mission, the David and Laura Merage Foundation provided the seed funding to launch RedLine in Denver, a public charitable organization that promotes the creative expression of emerging and mid-career artists in various disciplines through the active engagement of diverse audiences.
Born out of Laura Merage’s passion and first-hand experience as an artist, Laura founded RedLine, a dynamic art center North of downtown Denver in the RINO Arts District. RedLine focuses on providing access to contemporary art for all through contemporary art exhibitions, an Artist in Residency Program, and award-wining Educational and Community programs.
In May 2014, the first annual EPIC Gala took place at RedLine in Denver, and honored founder, Laura Merage. Laura’s legacy and commitment to art and culture will continue for years to come through the creation of the Laura Merage Transforming Communities Award. A special portrait of Laura taken by Resource Artist, Mark Sink, was also presented at the event. This portrait was permanently installed in the RedLine library in her honor.
RedLine offers an eclectic and interesting setting for events, classes or gallery outings. Visit RedLine to see a complete calendar of events and exhibitions.