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The Project

​The Denver Hospice produces The Mask Project – a gallery of handcrafted clay masks by renowned artists, celebrities, sports figures, heroes and community leaders.

Through the online auction of hundreds of masks and generous community sponsorships, this biennial community event raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for end-of-life care throughout the Denver area.
More than 1 million visitors to the Cherry Creek Shopping Center viewed The Mask Project. The online auction of masks generated hundreds of thousands of hits on The Mask Project website where bidding gets fierce – especially during the final days.
In 2012, The Mask Project celebrated its 14th Anniversary. Since its founding in 1998, The Mask Project has captured national attention and raised nearly $4.5 million for end-of-life care. 

Online Auction:

The mask collection was ready for online viewing over a four-week span from Monday, September 8 through Sunday, October 5, 2014 at

When & Where:

The Gallery of Masks was on display at Cherry Creek Shopping Center through Sunday, October 5, 2014. The Cherry Creek Shopping Center is at 3000 E. First Avenue, in the heart of Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood.


The Denver Hospice produces The Mask Project in partnership with the Cherry Creek Shopping Center under the leadership of some of Denver’s leading philanthropists.

How we get masks:

A committee of volunteers and staff of The Denver Hospice work hard to procure masks from professional and novice artists, celebrities, sports figures, community leaders, and others. Our goal is to curate an unparalleled gallery of beautiful mask artwork. If you are interested in becoming a mask artist please contact us.


As a Colorado non-profit and one of the nation's oldest and largest hospice providers, The Denver Hospice is an expert in end of life care, as well as a national leader in palliative care. Your support of The Mask Project enables us to continue our work of encircling those facing advanced illness with unprecedented levels of comfort compassion and expertise.
  • Each day, The Denver Hospice has nearly 900 patients in our care in a nine-county area. We serve our patients wherever they call home. Most of our patients choose to die at home surrounded by their loved ones.
  • In 2012, The Denver Hospice cared for more than 4,474 mothers, fathers, grandparents, sisters, brothers, daughters and sons.
  • The Denver Hospice Grief Center, which is open to everyone in the community whether they are involved in hospice or not.
  • Our Footprints Children’s Grief Center helps children whose parents and other loved ones are ill or have died and provides grief education in schools.
The Denver Hospice and its Inpatient Care Center never turns anyone away for lack of ability to pay.

How to get involved:

Become a Sponsor

Become a Mask Artist

Become a Volunteer

Get Information About The Denver Hospice

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