River North Art District (RiNo). Just north of downtown, you’ll find the River North Art District, which goes by the catchy nickname RiNo – the district has even adopted a Rhino design for its official insignia. RiNo is rapidly becoming the hotspot for artsy types in Denver, with a remarkable array of creative businesses, including architects, art galleries, designers, furniture makers, illustrators, painters, media artists, photographers, sculptors, and a wealth of studio spaces. While retaining its industrial character, the neighborhood has become fertile ground for established and emerging arts and artists. You’ll also find plenty of cafes, restaurants and friendly people here.
Where To Find It
This neighborhood-on-the-verge is located along the Platte River Bike Path just north of Coors Field and LoDo (Lower Downtown).
Grab your bike and start exploring! Cyclists can easily access RiNo via the South Platte River Greenway trail just west of downtown at 15th and Little Raven Sts. RiNo is accessible by car by taking Broadway north from downtown, by exiting onto Washington St./38th Ave south off of I-70 just east of I-25 or by exiting onto Brighton Blvd. south off I-70. People riding a bus can pick up the #48 bus at stops along Curtis St. between 15th St. and Park Ave. to get to the RiNo District. All travel methods can get you to the heart of the RiNo Art District. Easy-to-use RiNo field guides are available at www.rivernorthart.com.
You won’t miss a single RiNo event if you sign up for the online River North newsletter Crow, which will give you the insider info needed to get to know this fun new neighborhood.
RiNo opens its doors on the first Friday of each month. Dozens of galleries will stay open late, creating a festive, fun atmosphere for RiNo locals as well as curious art-lovers. Check www.rivernorthart.com to see what locations are participating.
Denver Gallery Guide