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
RiNo is home to several indoor food halls and markets. From The Source Hotel & Market Hall, Zeppelin Station and Denver Central Market, find everything you need for dining, drinking and shopping under one roof.
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 ATC DEN, a new concept creative space featuring contemporary art; visit fooLPRoof contemporary art, a gallery that caters to the newest art crowd.
Walk, Bike, Park
Two-way bike lanes and Denver B-Cycle make it easy to get around. Explore RiNo in style in an eTuk or in a pedicab, with multiple stops throughout the neighborhood. Looking for an insider's guide to RiNo? Check out Drink RiNo.
Craft Beer, Wine and Spirits
RiNo has become an incubator for Denver's craft brewing industry. Favorites like Great Divide, Epic Brewing, Mockery Brewing are just a few of the places to sample amazing craft beer. Don't miss the rest of the breweries in the neighborhood featured in the Denver Beer Trail. The neighborhood is also home to urban wineries, Infinite Monkey Theorem and Bigsby's Folly Craft Winery; distilleries like Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse and even cideries.
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! Or, book a walking tour with Denver Graffiti Tour to learn the story behind the murals, graffiti and street art.
Throw axes, enjoy local beer and enjoy art all in one location at DAGAR, a downtown art gallery and axe room.
Don't miss the shows at The Mission Ballroom, with blockbuster shows from world-renowned artists.
Tucked in an artfully-restored warehouse, Nocturne features live jazz nightly, curated wine and cocktail options and a seasonal culinary program.
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.
This venue's expansive space allows for events to suit everyone's fancy. Check out the calendar of events on their website.
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.