"I am certainly the opposite of a minimalist, which would make me a maximalist."

Visual art is anything but humdrum. In an instant, it demands a reaction. It can raise an eyebrow. It can gently nudge us. Or make heads delightfully spin.

Meet Lonnie Hanzon

Lonnie has made a career out of being a master storyteller through his art installations. Clients around the world call on Lonnie when they need their story brilliantly told through unexpected, entertaining visuals. 

Lonnie takes a vision and brings it to life in ways that are delightfully unexpected. He has amazed clients from Neiman-Marcus to HGTV to the State of Colorado with his transformative, magical creations.

Today, Lonnie is using his nearly four decades of art experience and his absorbing, all-around-you aesthetic into the experiential realms of immersive theatre.  The type of show you literally step into and walk around in. 

Featured Projects


Westword came by to check on the progress of Lonnie’s latest project Camp Christmas as part of their ongoing 100 Colorado Creatives coverage.
Check out the full article on Westword.

Hanzon studios is partnering with Denver Center to bring Lonnie’s vision for the city’s most extravagant Christmas spectacle to life.
Learn more about the show and buy tickets here.
Or read about it on our blog.

Broken body, healing heart.  Co-star in an internationally-acclaimed immersive theatrical experience when Broken Bone Bathtub comes to town this September, hosted by yours truly.  This is a fully immersive event.  Be enchanted.  
Learn more about the show and buy tickets here.
Or read about it on our blog.

When one door closes, open another door... at Denver PrideFest this weekend, June 16th- 17th.  Hanzon's newest art install is an open-n-shut stunner.  
Read this article from Westword to learn more.

It was one haute mess!  Denver's first annual Trash Fashion Show was a hit!  
See this fab photo album to relive the glam.
Or read this review from 303 Magazine.

What have we been up to for the past 40 years? 
Well, check this out: 
Hanzon's "Greatest Hits" Digital Photo Montage!  
(Works best in Google Chrome.)

You think you know fashion?  Then let's get TRASHIN'!  It's Denver's first ever Trash Fashion Show.  Show off your design chops by building a wardrobe out of garbage.  We're educating about conservation, we're up-cycling, we're offering grand prizes! 
Check out the website here.
Read our blog and see images of what we're creating.

This is big, folks... The Hanzon Foundation  is a dream realized.  This is more than an estate, it's an ongoing mission to support local artists and share the magic we've created over the course of a lifetime.  Share our history and our future with us!
Visit the website here.

We put the WHAAAT in wattage during Houston Zoo Lights 2017.  Bring the family to this spectacular holiday event celebrating animals and conservation.  
Preorder tickets here.
Learn more about the Houston Zoo Lights show.

Hold onto your Gin & Tonic,  Johnny, this is gonna be one Wild Party!  With Lonnie Hanzon as number one fan boy of Denver's next big immersive entertainment production, there's no telling what might fly up your flapper dress, Dollface. 
Get invited to the party here!  

Visit Hanzon Studios!  Join us for an open studio day on Oct 7 and ogle at all the lovely chaos.
Read the blog entry for more details,
Or check out the facebook event page.

Surprise!  Lonnie works with Curious Theatre Company to design a secret (not so secret) experience-based show to hit Denver in October.  Read more and buy tickets here!

Denver PrideFest 2017 was FABULOUS, bejeweled with a Hanzon centerpiece, the astonishing Shrine to Humanity.  You've got to see it!
Check out The Rocky Mountain Collegian's article here.
Or read the Huffington Post's piece.

Get ready to show your Pride!  This year's Denver PrideFest will be resplendent with a shrine to our humanity.
Look at some preview pics from the studio here.
Check out the preview article here.
Or listen to the Denverite podcast featuring Lonnie's magic.

Fantastic coverage of the Orlando memorial at the 2016 Denver Pridefest from CBS, Denver Post and Westword:




News on the current gallery show open through July 6th


A wonderful behind the scenes video at the Wizard's Chest detailing some of the inspiration and details behind the new store:


Westword's coverage of the Wizard's Chest move from Cherry Creek to S. Broadway:



Check out this wonderful piece by Ray Mark Rinaldi - Denver Post Fine Arts Editor - on the Equality Cake project!



And more press from 9 News and the Westword: