RiNo / River North Art District
The River North Art District "where art is made" goes by the nickname of "RiNo" and has even adopted a rhino design for its official logo, so look for creative rhinos in art and signage all around the neighborhood! The district's interesting blend of urban charm and unique industrial revival makes it a great destination for visitors. Historic warehouses and factories now house jazz bars, restaurants, brewpubs, art galleries and working studios. RiNo boasts a diverse mix of creative businesses ranging from visual artists, designers and furniture makers, to craft distillers and brewers, winemakers, creators of unique outdoor gear and small-batch coffee roasters. The art definitely extends beyond gallery walls in this neighborhood, with its colorful and innovative street art murals in alleys and on buildings around almost every corner! See the map to start exploring Denver's RiNo Art District now.
Explore RiNo Art District
- The Source: Explore the converted iron foundry on Brighton Boulevard, now housing a variety of restaurants, markets, artisan shops and even a craft brewery.
- Craft Beer, Wine and Spirits: RiNo has become an incubator for Denver's craft brewing industry. Long-time favorite Great Divide recently opened a taproom across the street from The Source. Don't miss the rest of the breweries in the neighborhood featured in the Denver Beer Trail. The neighborhood is also home to an urban winery, Infinite Monkey Theorem.
- Galleries: It's impossible to have RiNo Art District without the art, and thankfully there's no shortage of it. Stop in at local favorite Plinth Gallery for contemporary ceramic art; visit the Dry Ice Factory with rotating exhibits and work spaces open to the public; explore the Pattern Shop Studio, a unique live-work space with exhibitions on the first floor; visit RedLine a non-profit contemporary art center with resident artists; experience Ironton a former metal fabricating facility and now home to the Colorado Photographic Arts Center; and don't miss local artist Tracy Weil at Weilworks.
Throughout the District you'll find murals, created by local artists and sanctioned by the neighborhood and city. Keep your eyes peeled some walls can change weekly!
- First Fridays: Explore the neighborhood during this monthly event with more than 50 studios and galleries opening their doors to the public until 9 p.m.
- Night Bazaar: Shop the wares of local artisans while sipping cocktails and dining at some of Denver's many food trucks during this weekly event on Fridays and Saturdays.
- EXDO Event Center & Events: This venue's expansive space allows for events to suit everyone's fancy. Check out the calendar of events on their website.
- Colorado Crush Street Art Festival: Don't miss this summer festival aiming to embrace the element of graffiti as a positive medium with art music and fun throughout the weekend.
Start your neighborhood adventure at this suggested spot! This is a centrally located position that you can input into your GPS to get started exploring.