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 neighborhood map below to start exploring.
Lonely Planet named River North one of the top 10 neighborhoods to visit in the U.S. “Even as The Mile High City expands, RiNo still clings to its punk-rock roots. You’ll find it in the street murals that seem to pop up overnight, in the experimental galleries that play open house on Friday nights, and in the innovative food halls and rockabilly microbrews that play host to the city’s young, bold and tattooed. [RiNo] is playing center stage for the resurgent arts and cultural scenes that have transformed D-Town into the cultural dynamo of the American West.” – Greg Benchwick
EXPLORE RINO ART DISTRICT
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.
The DRiNk RiNo circulator shuttle runs every Saturday, from 2-10 p.m., and First Fridays, from 5 p.m. to midnight. Explore RiNo in style with free eTuk service with multiple stops throughout the neighborhood. Enjoy breweries, cideries, wineries distilleries, eateries and everything else RiNo has to offer.
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; 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!
Explore the neighborhood during this monthly event with more than 50 studios and galleries opening their doors to the public until 9 p.m.
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.
This venue's expansive space allows for events to suit everyone's fancy. Check out the calendar of events on their website.
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.