What is Offhand?

Offhand is a program for alumni interns from MCA Denver’s Teen Leadership Programs and other teens interested in planning teen events.

Participants plan events and special projects, and occasionally partner with other organizations to paint murals, plan concerts, host film festivals, and much more! Offhand meets both in person and virtually. Ideation and planning for events happens online. As this group of teens is ever-changing, each group organizes a time that is convenient for all members.

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Teens working on a colorful wheat paste mural.
Three piece band on the MCA Denver rooftop.

21 Below 

A museum takeover party for teens! Our Offhand crew puts the event together with live music, art, games, food, and more rad things that make the night one to remember. 



The Anti-Hero Film Festival

An annual short film festival that seeks to share and celebrate perspectives, narratives, and experiences that have been left out of history by highlighting the voices of women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ communities. Films are selected by our curatorial committee, composed of Offhand Teens, MCA Denver staff, and community arts members.


Teen with bag over their head hitting a unicorn pinata.

Teen Banquet

Celebrating MCA Denver Teen’s contributions to our Teen Programs from the past year, from Failure Lab’s exhibitions, MoxieMag’s digital magazines, and so much more.