EPA Region 8 is unique. Our states encompass the heart of the American West, including much of the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains and Colorado Plateau. Over two-thirds of our roughly 10 million people live in two distinct bands of urban development-Colorado's Front Range and Utah's Wasatch Front. The Region is also home to some of the most rural counties in the nation.
Denver Arts & Venues seeks to enhance Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, artwork and entertainment opportunities. The agency operates some of the region’s highest-profile facilities including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center and Denver Coliseum. Arts & Venues also oversees Denver’s public art program, economic development programs including Create Denver, literacy programs such as One Book, One Denver, and entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival.