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RiNo Arts District - Denver

RiNo is a neighborhood in Denver and stands for River North. There is street art everywhere! We were watching the news and RiNo was mentioned so we packed up the gear and headed down to Walnut street in Denver.  They street art is concentrated in a few alleyways between Walnut and Brighton Road from 33 Ave - 27 Ave, that general vicinity anyway.  There was so much to see and amazing artists. The art is not limited to the alleys, it is on the sides of warehouses, buildings, breweries and even the electrical boxes.  Great day!!

What is CRUSH?

CRUSH is an annual celebration of art, transforming the streets and alleys of RiNo into permanent, open-air galleries. CRUSH celebrates art, urban beautification, creativity, and culture by enriching our community through an arts festival like no other. We believe that public art leads to an improved community as a catalyst for safety, cleanliness, creativity, and conversation. Centered around empowering artists, CRUSH is committed to reflecting and diversifying the urban landscape and the unique voice of a community, bringing art out of the galleries and into the streets.
CRUSH began its journey in RiNo 10 years ago and has certainly left its imprint on the community. RiNo (River North) Art District defines itself as a community "Where Art is Made” and CRUSH embodies this mantra celebrating the craft of graffiti and street artists who bring life to walls while maintaining the unique cultural identity in this rapidly evolving community.
Instead of using walls to divide, CRUSH uses walls to unite!

Camera: Fuji XT3


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