Important Coronavirus Adjustments:

Instead of cancelling events, we are doing our best to REPLACE events. More than ever, this is a time for us all to come together and be creative in finding ways to maintain a safe 6-foot social distance, while developing new ways of Inspiring Creativity and Building Community.

     "Creativity is intelligence having fun." Let's figure this out!

    This is a quickly changing landscape. If you're not already on our e-list, please subscribe here so we can keep you informed.

Here's our Plan A as of this moment. 

  • New:  Mondays, March 16, 23, and 30:  "Yes! We're in this together. Let's be creative!" 6-foot social distance gatherings, 5-6:30 pm Holiday Park or other locations TBD. See details >>

  • May still hold. Not sure: March 29 Creativity Coming Alive - Mmmwhah! Ensemble performances/playshops: Witness & play with members of the Ensembles as we all maintain a 6-foot distance : March 29 & May 24, 1:30-3:30 pm

  • REPLACING MARCH 23 and 30... Frame Drumming Series. Learn to play the frame drum - may reschedule for later this year. 

  • When the time is right, we'll definitely continue ArtDances with Creativity Alive. Come move in new ways with new, live music. Create art in community. Deepen into the art of community. Feb 18, then 4th Tuesdays beginning (hopefully) April 28 with guests Beth Quist, James Hoskins, and Jesse Mano and Boulder High 2020 Vision: New Eyes art. Stay tuned for details. We have a great lineup forming!

  Vocal Playshops

  • Circle Singing 3rd Mondays, REPLACING Mar 16, Hopefully resuming April 20, May 18... 

6-8 pm | Boulder Circus Center, 4747 26th St. | $15 in advance | $20 at the door  Or buy a pass to 6 vocal playshops for $90 and get the 7th free!

Tune in for the launch of other wonderful, fun, life-enhancing offerings.

Stay tuned...

  • 2020 Vision Initiative is underway in the schools. with > 250 students.  Cool new eyes are emerging...

A new website will be coming soon! 

Please bear with us with this old one for a while.

In the News...



See a perfectly Mmmwhahsome street

mural in Boulder's Melody Catalpa neighborhood! 

Bike or walk by 16th x Kalmia to see for yourself.

  • Channel 8 TV "Inside Boulder News: "Paint the Pavement"

  • Daily Camera: "Melody Catalpa Mural Builds Community"

  • KGNU Radio: “Neighborhood Creates Street Mural as Functional Art” 


"...I am impressed by Merlyn and the Mmmwhah team not only for the quality of their events but also for the diversity of participants. The event I attended in person had an audience that reflected diversity of age and race beyond many Boulder events. The organic nature of the connection between participants was a tangible fulfillment of the goals of our grant program. Mmmwhah is clearly filling a need for people of all kinds to share space in artistic expression and mindfulness."

Brenda Ritenour
Neighborhood Liaison

Our Mission

To inspire creativity and build community.

Creativity Alive / Mmmwhah! is an interdisciplinary arts organization that provides largely improvisation-based experiences, classes, workshops, and performances integrating movement, music, and art to inspire creativity and build community.

      We teach and practice mindfulness and authentic expression through deep listening, seeing, sensing, and tuning in to each other in each moment to create collaborative compositions together.

     We expand, deepen, and strengthen our capacity to stay in the creative flow -- individually and collectively -- so we can live, breathe, sing, and dance the transformation that the world needs.

WHY Mmmwhah?

  • To inspire the muses.  In all of us.  |  To keep our creative flows open.

  • To nourish ourselves.  |  And our muses.

  • To create a tighter weave at the grassroots level:  friends, neighbors, community.  |  Kindred spirits.

  • So we can rise to and sustain the level of engagement being called for in these times.

                                 |   And live our lives to the fullest.

Let's fill this place, and our lives, with Music, Movement,

Mindfulness -- whoa! and -- Art:   



Creativity   |   Mindfulness    |   Celebration



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"The Planting" by Sandra Bierman

Join your friends in Mmmwhah! for
          Music & Movement Meditations (Mmms)
   Mmmwhah! Gatherings and Jams        Vocal Playshops
             Art Playshops                Performances
                       Art & Music & Movement Workshops
         Kirtan Arts
                                 Art & Activism
        And more

"By Merlyn Holmes

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