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Open Lab

Open Lab

Open Lab is a free after school program for youth ages of 14 through 20 who are interested in exploring music production, song recording, music lessons and artist development. The program is facilitated by local professional musicians who are dedicated to providing participants with the knowledge and guidance they need to grow as aspiring artists.

Open Lab is a supportive and inclusive community that encourages self-expression and creativity through art, as well as promotes self-liberatory practices through community dialogue and mentorship. If you are passionate about creating and networking with like-minded individuals, we welcome you to join us at Open Lab. Registration is required!

  • Location: Youth on Record: 1301 W 10th Ave Denver, CO 80204
  • Phone: 303.993.5226
  • Date and Time(s): Wednesday & Friday from 3:30 - 6:30 pm and Saturdays from 11:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Age Range: Ages 14-20
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Snacks & bus transfers for participants

If you have any questions please email Jesus Rodriguez at


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Open Lab Requirements


  • Live in Colorado
  • Age 14-20
  • Read, agree & sign the Open Lab Orientation packet. The file will be provided in the confirmation email once registered. 

**If you are 18+ and not enrolled in High School, you must agree to a background check that the Executive Staff at Youth on Record will process and keep confidential. You must also complete the Open Lab Orientation. 

Open Lab Special Workshops: 

Open Lab - Beats by Girlz
Fridays 3:30-6:30pm
Beats by Girlz is partnering with Youth on Record to offer beatmaking workshops on Fridays at Open Lab!
Young creatives of all gender-identities are welcome.

Open Lab - Free Photoshoots
Saturdays 11:00-3:00pm
Youth on Record is now hosting free, half-hour long photoshoots every Saturday during Open Lab.

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Open Lab Promo Video
Open lab booth
Student playing guitar
Isaac playing the keyboard
Group of students learning a song
Student playing guitar
Open Lab Mac