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Artist Opportunities:

The River North Art District frequently receives requests from local businesses and organizations to showcase artwork by RiNo artists.
We welcome these opportunities!

As advocates for artists, we strongly encourage collaborators to fairly compensate artists for their time and effort toward these mutually beneficial projects. The River North Art District offers the following suggestions:

  • Pay the artist a percentage of the retail value of the art on display. A standard rate is 5 to 10% per month. For example if the total value of the art work being displayed is $5000, a stipend between $250 and $500 would be in order.
  • Host a reception for the artist to invite collectors and the community to view the artwork. This benefits all involved by expanding the audience for the artist, and increasing sales for the business/host. 
  • Purchase artwork. 

Hosts/venues can support the business of art while also promoting their own business. Stipends should be handled between the artist and the host. Please contact the host directly to work out the details.

In addition, artists receive numerous requests to donate work as fundraisers for charitable causes. These requests will be posted on this site only if the artist receives a percentage of the sale proceeds. These guidelines are in accordance with our Feed the RiNo campaign.

Thank you for supporting our artists and helping our neighborhood thrive! You can contact RiNo here with your listing.

Saturday
Feb062016

Calling All Artists

Please join us for the first RiNo Art District Annual Breakfast! 

Thursday, February 11th at 9:30am

Summit Church - 3300 Walnut Street

We need our artists to represent at this event! We'll be hosting Mayor Hancock and want to have a great showing of all the artists who have made this community great! 

Fresh off the heels of our tenth anniversary celebration, and the successful establishment of both a Business Improvement District (BID) and General Improvement District (GID) to support the neighborhood, the RiNo Art District is ready to step into a new decade driven by their hallmark creativity, tenacity, and dedication to the arts. 

Enjoy free cider-mimosas and a light breakfast too! New to the district? Come see what we're doing in 2016.

We have more artists in the district than ever and are putting together these initiatives to continue our success. We'll be presenting the following artist initiatives and would love your feedback. 

Ten RiNo Artist Initiatives for 2016!

1) RiNo Creative Space Connection – Helping connect artists and creatives with available space in the district with an online resource. Facilitating opportunities for creative space by connecting artists and property owners.

2) ArtSpace Affordable Live/Work Space – We are under way with the proposed project of 84 units in RiNo. These artist live/work units range from 1-3 bedrooms and are low income qualified. The project is currently in the Pre-Development phase. Estimated completion 2018-19.

3) RiNo Road Show – A traveling selection of RiNo Artists work with 100% of sales going to the artist. This exhibition will travel around the district throughout the year.

4) RiNo Made – RiNo’s version of Etsy with art & products being sold on our website as well as at various shops interested in carrying their work. 100% of the proceeds going to the artist or maker. 

5) Supply an Artist Program – A database of available recycled materials in the neighborhood available for creative projects.

6) RiNo Mural Program – The RiNo Art District will actively work with developers and property owners in the district to match them with RiNo muralists for site specific commissions.

7) Build Studios – The RiNo Art District encourages those working on projects in the district to consider including affordable artist studios, galleries, or mixed use art spaces. 

8) RiNo Artist Matching – Need art work for your business? We can help connect you with one of the artists or creatives in the neighborhood to purchase their work.

9) Hire Local – RiNo includes over over 100 creative businesses, offering a wide variety of services. Consider contracting with one of these businesses for your project; you'll engender goodwill, support the local economy, get some local personality, buy hiring local. 

10) 1% for Art - The City of Denver maintains a policy that 1% of any capital improvement project undertaken by the city be set aside for art. As part of our Artist Initiatives, we encourage developers to include money specifically for the inclusion of site-specific creative components.

 
Please join us and let us know how you can get involved! Email me with questions and ideas! tracy@rinoartdistrict.org

Thanks, Tracy
Thursday
Jan282016

Stem Ciders looking for local artists!

Stem Ciders | 2811 Walnut St., #150 | Denver, CO 80205 | 720-443-3007 | stemciders.com

Stem Ciders is looking for local artists to showcase on a monthly rotation. We have space large enough for 10 plus pieces. While we are open to any style of art, many families come through Stem so art has to be fairly appropriate for all age ranges. At this time Stem does not offer any sort of compensation, however we do create a First Friday event showcasing the artist and their release into our taproom. Stem also does not take commission on any artwork sales.

If you are interested in hanging your art at Stem please contact Arline at arline@stemciders.com

Monday
Jan112016

Studios available! Bindery on Blake:

Calling all artists. The Bindery on Blake in RiNo, River North Art District has 4 studios remaining. Studios are 200-250 square feet, tons of natural light, 30 foot ceilings. $500 per month, all in. Sorry, no wood, metal or ceramics. soniadanielsen@mac.com

Check out this great Denver Business Journal video about the Bindery on Blake:
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2016/01/04/take3-tour-inside-the-new-bindery-on-blake.html

Friday
Jan082016

Mentorship Program at aBuzz Gallery

Mentorship Program at aBuzz Gallery

Overview of the program and the application: http://www.abuzzgallery.com/mentorships/

The deadline to apply is February 1, 2016.

Wednesday
Aug192015

CALL FOR ARTISTS - St. Anthony’s Redevelopment Commission

St. Anthony’s Redevelopment Commission: $12,000 - $15,000

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 30th!

Project Description - CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION!

The project site is located South of Sloan’s Lake on one of the seven blocks being developed as part of the greater St. Anthony’s Redevelopment project. The specific site boundaries are West Conejos Place, Raleigh Street, West Colfax Avenue and Stuart Street in Denver, Colorado. The subject block will be made up of the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, an existing to-be-renovated five-story office building, and a to-be-built single story retail building fronting Colfax Avenue. The client’s project encompasses the east half of the block (Block 7), specifically the five-story office building and new retail building. A public right-of-way, including a plaza, will bisect the block, devising the client’s project from the west half of the block where the new Alamo Drafthouse will be located. The new public space is expected to host a high volume of pedestrian and street traffic and presents a great opportunity for public art. Opportunities for both 2D and 3D work will be accepted.

Monday
Aug172015

Calling Artists Who Love Chocolate!

Calling Artists Who Love Chocolate

Chocolate Crisis Center is looking for an artist to do a live performance with chocolate at our location during our "Chocolate Gallery Night", Nov. 6, 2015, 6-8pm. this is the opening night of Denver Art Week. We are open to your creative ideas using chocolate to paint, carve, sculpt, etc. Free chocolate for inspiration. There will be several activities that night including chocolate pairings, cocktails, music and chocolate tasting. The artistic component will be promoted in all major and social media, plus press releases and print. Compensation (plus chocolate) is negotiable. Deadline for entry is August 28, 2015. For more information please email samantha@chocolatecrisiscenter.com

Thursday
Aug062015

MOTH Poetic Circus: Call for Musicians!

MOTH Poetic Circus is currently seeking musicians for collaboration on a new, theatrical, contemporary circus show. Creation starts in late September, with the idea to perform a first draft by early December. Seeing a soloist that plays one or more of the following, accordion, violin, piano, cello, classical guitar, perscussion and vocal skills. Rehearsals take place at MOTH Contemporary Circus Center, located at 4321 Broadway in the RiNo. Compensation TBD.

Contact Deena Selko at mothpoeticcircus@gmail.com to apply, or for more information.

Wednesday
May202015

RiNo locations looking to feature RiNo artists!

RiNo is growing and our members are as diverse as ever. The creative energy that is the heart and soul of RiNo is kept alive by members supporting local artists. Here are a couple new additions who are actively looking to team up with RiNo artists:

Visual Interest | 3444 Brighton Blvd | Denver 80216 | 303-861-8448 | visualinterest.com

Park Burger | 2615 Walnut Street | Denver 80205 | 720-381-0126 | parkburger.com

Urban Luxe Real Estate | 3060 Larimer St. | Denver 80205 | 303-968-1699 | urbanluxerealestate.com

Smirk | 3120-B Blake Street | Denver 80205 | 720-220-8428 | smirkwith.us

Epic Ryde | 2823 Larimer St. | Denver 80205 | 303-416-4907 | epicryde.com

Monday
May112015

CALL FOR ARTISTS! First Draft!

Click here for more information!

First Draft is seeking artists to create an indoor art wall/gallery at our new Taproom + Kitchen in RiNo. Submittals are due by midnight, May 22, 2015 to info@firstdraftdenver.com

Interior Wall space in 1309 26th St. in RiNo. Near the corner of Larimer St.

 

Tuesday
Mar032015

Processus now open!

Processus | 955, 24th St. (back of the Temple bldg) | Denver, CO 80205 | processusartlife.com

Founded in 2014 by artists Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez, Processus, the institute for art and life, is a shared space for artists to think, make and collaborate. It includes a multi-use wood and sculpture shop, a darkroom, a clean space with a printmaking area and a tiny exhibition space.

Opened for members to start working February 1st, 2015. Memberships to use the space currently start at $100/ month. Call us to reserve your spot now!

For more information, please contact Viviane Le Courtois at 303 526 8064 or Christopher R. Perez at 303 653 4091, email processusartlife@gmail.com, or visit www.processusartlife.com.