What Is The Best Art Gallery In Colorado?

Thom Bierdz
4 min readApr 17, 2019

For the past 11 years, American Art Awards has decided the 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America. Among the criteria: years in business, industry reputation, online activity, location, size, exhibits, educational programs, represented artists and references from artists, clients and visitors. Only one per state per year is selected.

American Art Awards: “Mirada Fine Art regularly features some of the finest contemporary art in the nation in pertinent and insightful exhibits. The historic Colorado lodge setting is warm and inviting — especially with roaring, crackling flames in the over-sized stone fireplace. This handsome large log building, built in the 1920s, is an exciting escape, and minutes from the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. Although Mirada is only a short drive from downtown Denver, customers will feel like they have escaped to a different world with a great feel, immense spirit, and a wowing energy vortex — to explore and contemplate walls of oil, acrylic and watercolor masterpieces.

“Owner Steve Sonnen continues to be acknowledged with awards for this fine art institution: Denver A-List, 2016, 2017, 2018… Top Denver Gallery, TheCultureTrip… on numerous ‘Best Of’ lists… featured in national and international publications, like ‘American Art Collector’ and ‘Luxe’ Magazine. American Art Awards selects Mirada Fine Art as the Best Art Gallery in Colorado, 2019 — and one of our Top 25, 2019.”

“Our collectors have a discerning eye,” says owner Steve Sonnen, “Our goal is to bring some of the very best contemporary artists to Colorado.”

Sonnen has been able to curate an amazing collection of paintings and sculpture, and pulled in award-winning artists such as Javier Lopez Barbosa, Lyudmila Agrich, Bruce Marion, Mark Yale Harris, and an impressive list of artists from around the globe. Mirada’s staff strives to provide the best customer service possible, and continuously brings new artists and artwork into the gallery, so visitors are always sure to find new treasures during each visit.

Steve Sonnen / Mirada Fine Art


5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd., PO Box 85 / Indian Hills, CO 80454 / 303.697.9006

‘Denver’s Best Art Gallery’ — -Denver A-List, 2016, 2017 & 2018

‘Top 25 Art Galleries in the United States’ — -American Art Awards, 2013, 2014 & 2015

See all 25 Best Galleries & Museums here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2019-best-american-galleries-and-museums/

www.AmericanArtAwards.com annually awards 25 museums and galleries in spring, and with their critique in autumn, awards 300 artists (painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists).



Thom Bierdz

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books: 6 on art. President of WAA & AAA & ACCA.