Various Artists
December 8, 2021 - January 30, 2022


December 8th – January 30th

ARTcade is akin to a traditional arcade, albeit with an artistic twist. Each of the ARTcade games were designed or customized by artists, including pinball tables, claw machines, gashapon-style vending machines, a coin pusher, and more.

Prizes, both in the claw machines and at the redemption booth, are also provided by a collection of talented artists. Examples of prizes include enamel pins, miniature paintings, jewelry, art prints, small sculptures, apparel, stickers, popup cards, keychains, music, and much more.

ARTcade promises to deliver a fun and friendly experience to lovers of classic arcade games and contemporary art alike. Come and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience occurring at the intersection of gaming and art. ARTcade is appropriate for all-ages.

Made possible in-part by a generous grant from Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.

A special thanks to Mark Gibson from for helping us repair and maintain the game machines.

Collaborating Artists, Designers, and Creators (as of 12/18):


Public hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00pm – 8:00pm. Closed December 15 – 19 due to Convention Center construction issues, and December 24, 25, 31.

Alcoholic beverages served on the following days: December 10, 11, 12, 23, 26 and January 8, 22, 30. Thank you to our friends at WeldWerks Brewing, Stem Ciders, Boulder Beer, and The Porch Collective for providing us with wonderful beverages!

Understudy is free-to-visit and open to all. We are located at the Colorado Convention Center / Theatre District light rail stop near 14th and Stout. Look for the Shantell Martin art bench.

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