If you’re a fan of street art, you need to visit Denver, Colorado. More specifically, you need to visit the RiNo Art District because it is “Where Art is Made” in Denver.
This post was written by BTTM team member Alicia Glassmeyer
The RiNo Art District is just north of downtown Denver in the old industrial area of the city in what is known as Five Points. RiNo is short for River North. Artists began inhabiting the area in the 90’s for the vacant and inexpensive industrial buildings in which they could house their studios. In 2005, two artists created the River North Art District and it is now considered one of Denver’s hottest and trendiest neighborhoods. The area is booming with galleries, studios, artisan shops, breweries, bars, and restaurants.
One thing we at BTTM love about this area is the street art. The exterior walls of buildings in the area are covered with beautiful murals and many of the alleys are filled with colorful graffiti. Since Denver is known for its sunny days, why not enjoy one of them by walking through RiNo admiring the beauty that so many artists have put on display for us. If you happen to be in town for one of the monthly First Friday events, the galleries are open to the public until 9pm.
Here is some of our favorite RiNo street art!
If you work up an appetite after walking around and admiring all of the street art, why not check out the Denver Central Market? Inside there are multiple counter-serve shops serving coffee, pastries, lunch items, fresh produce, and even a meat market.
Pro Tip: For more Mile High City inspiration check out our Top 5 Reasons To Visit Denver
Have you been to Denver? Where have you seen the best street art? Tell us about it in the comments below! 🙂
About The Author: Alicia is an amateur photographer from Colorado. She loves camping, dogs, and cake. Follow her photographic journey on Instagram.
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