Published: August 29, 2016
Lemon Saks was a Danish born immigrant who came to the United States in 1938. He was a keen observer of antiques and culture, and he realized that there was a great opportunity to bring European art into the post-war American market. He would travel to Europe three times a year on buying trips. European dealers would hold things for him to see, because they were so anxious for American business.
Yes, at a time when Cherry Creek North was still largely a neighborhood of small houses, he decided he would build Saks Galleries on 2nd Avenue. He really wanted a structure that was solely devoted to fine art, and once complete, it was then the only building between the coasts that was built specifically to be an art gallery. Every detail in its construction was artistic, as well, from the travertine face to the imported gold-plated door handles.
While some things have changed in the “art scene,” Saks Galleries remains focused on bringing quality works that are a good value in the current economy. Architectural trends may dictate the style of works being exhibited but quality is a constant.
At Saks, we all love dogs! We have daily visits from many dogs—and their people—that live in the neighborhood. Dogs are always welcome to browse the art, indulge in a treat and get some hugs from our staff. We have hosted The Bow Wow Benefit to raise funds for a no kill shelter. We are currently involved with PawsCo, an organization who runs spay/neuter clinics, collects and distributes food to furry friends whose people may be struggling and facilitates adoptions of animals from underserved shelters.
Saks Galleries Cherry Creek
3019 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206