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Keep RiNo Wild!

The RiNo Art District is thrilled to announce that the Business Improvement District (BID) has passed the November election by stakeholders and local businesses in RiNo! RiNo is quickly becoming a national model for art districts and communities around the country. The BID will help create a stronger unified voice that will help influence policy, develop partnerships, and leverage funding to manage greater change in the district. Our goal is to maintain our urban character and innovative methods in building and sustaining community success on all levels. We’ve built this vibrant community into one of the state’s hottest neighborhoods and our goal is to Keep RiNo Wild — where artists and creatives can work, live and thrive in both economic and creative success.

Also as part of the November election stakeholders and residents also passed a General Improvement District (GID) for the West side of the district. The GID will help us collectively plan, fund and implement public infrastructure improvements to the West side of RiNo.


RiNo Gee Sway!

The RiNo Gee Sway in full effect! from Weilworks on Vimeo.

Located in the heart of the booming River North Art District, this strip of greenspace is under consideration as a new community gathering place that will attract locals & visitors in RiNo. The promenade is adjacent to the South Platte River Bike Path and the new RiNo Park.

Through neighborhood collaboration, stewardship, active programming, innovative design and celebration of local wildlife, we seek to engage the vibrant and diverse community on and around RiNo's Gee Sway. This area between 29th Street and 38th Street attracts a captivating number of Canadian Geese each year. Geese migrate to this area all year long with massive numbers arriving each evening at sunset in the Fall and Winter months. Locals have been calling this stretch the Gee Sway. The name is quirky in nature but seems to be sticking!

Like the RiNo Gee Sway on Facebook:




Blue Silo Studios 2015 Holiday Open Studios


Saturday, December 5th Blue Silo Studios will be holding their 2015 Open Studios event. There will be 10 studios open with as many as 15 artists showing their work.

Come on by for food, drinks, art and good cheer!

Hours – Saturday, December 5th, 12-5pm

Location – 4701 National Western Drive, Denver

(Image: piece by Blue Silo artist, Jeff Richards)


First solo exhibition by Matt Holman @ Ironton

Ironton Studios and Gallery
3636 Chestnut Place
Denver CO 80216

Fish Prize, a story.
Paintings by Matt Holman

Opening Reception First Friday December 4th, 6-9pm, 2015
The exhibit runs through Jan. 9th
Gallery hours: Mon–Fri 10-4pm and Saturdays 12-4pm

Ironton Studios & Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of paintings by Matt Holman. Fish Prize, a story, is a series of thirty-one watercolors that present a single wordless narrative about things like life, love, loss, afterlife, fate, and chance. The story’s arc follows the intertwined lives of three people and their seemingly happenstance encounters with fishermen, jewelers, construction workers, policemen, waiters, busboys, photographers, ministers, contest judges, sailors, a Saint, and, of course, fish.

Husband and wife team Matt Holman and Patricia ‘Murph’ Murphy have been part of the Ironton studio community for over 13 years. They have been an important part of our creative fabric and it’s fitting that Matt will be the final exhibit that Ironton gallery will offer before the reins are turned over to the Colorado Photographic Arts Center in January of 2016.


Ironton's Annual Solstice Party
Monday December 21st at 5:30.

Details will be updated on Ironton’s Facebook page


Uchay Joel Chima @ PlatteForum

2400 Curtis Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205

"FORMATIONS" Opening Thursday, Dec. 17, 5:30 - 8:00p.m.

The exhibit features mixed-media paintings and collages PlatteForum's Artist in Residence, Nigerian artist Uchay Joel Chima and participants from Mi Casa's Neighborhood Center at Lake Middle School, will run through Friday, Jan. 8, 2016.


Christmas Eve @ The Summit Church

If you're in town for the holidays, we'd love for you to join us on Christmas Eve at 7pm for a nice (and short) evening of carols, candles, and cookies! Everyone is welcome!

With Love,
The Summit Church
3300 Larimer Street


Nostalgia—watercolor paintings by William Matthews

William Matthews Studio
2540 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205

William Matthews Studio is featuring the show Nostalgia from December 2, 2015 - January 20, 2016.
On exhibit are watercolor paintings by William Matthews.
Studio hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-5 or by appointment.



1330 27th Street
Denver, CO 80205

Nocturne has a full music calendar for December including a return appearance from New York tenor saxophone player, Stan Killian on December 10th and 11th. On Saturdays through December, get in to hear the best trumpet players in Denver for the State of the Trumpet Series and stay tuned for details on Nocturne's first ever New Year's Eve party.


Park Burger RiNo
2615 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205

December Live Music Schedule:

Colin McAfee 12/04 & 12/18, 8pm Free

Taco Stan & His Bluegrass Band
12/05, 8pm Free

Meadow Mountain Bluegrass
12/11, 8pm Free

The Robin Davis Duo 12/12, 8pm Free

Corey Rezner 12/26, 8pm Free


Great Denver Post article about the Temple!

The Temple
2400 Curtis Street
Denver CO 80205

Thomas Evans works on a painting of Peyton Manning in his studio space at Temple Art Space in Denver on Nov. 11, 2015. (Seth McConnell, YourHub)


Gala—one night only! 7 Year Itch, Member’s Show

Ice Cube Gallery
@ the DIF

3320 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205 

GALA - A special Gala Evening with a Silent Auction will be featured as a Preview Evening for our Gallery Member’s Show, on Thursday, December 10, 6 - 9 PM and is open to the public. Proceeds will help support the operations of the Ice Cube Gallery, a completely artist-run cooperative, heading into 2016. Attendees will have the exciting opportunity to bid on art created by Denver artists and unique merchandise donated by local businesses. Attendees will also have an opportunity to support the Ice Cube Gallery by becoming a “Supporting Patron” of the Gallery.

SEVEN YEAR ITCH - The Ice Cube Gallery is proud to present, “Seven Year Itch”, a Member’s Show. We’ve all heard of the seven-year itch. It is based on the belief that many couples start to get antsy and lose interest in their significant others around the seven-year mark. Other theories suggest that our bodies and minds develop and change every seven years. The members of the ICG are at a crossroads at their seventh year in existence with the changing RiNo neighborhood, including a major rent increase of their gallery space. Do we stay or do we go? The Member’s Show, “Seven Year Itch,” will feature affordable artwork to create some cash flow to the artists and gallery to help deter this rental increase.

Gallery Hours: Thursday and Saturday 12 – 5 PM; Friday 12 – 9 PM


Please join Sandy Lane, Terry Lane, and Jennifer Pettus at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 5th for a closing reception and gallery talk for "Field/Ground"

Shows continuing through December 5, 2015:

Featuring Sandy and Terry Lane, Laura Mongiovi, Jennifer Pettus
This show addresses sense of place defined as existing ‘somewhere between the inside and outside views...” (Lucy Lippard, Lure of the Local), using drawings, prints, paint, digital imagery, installation, wood, and resin

Featuring Ashley Frazer and Michael F Sperandeo
This collaboration investigates the relationships between the real and artificial using various materials including hair, ink, light and new media technology.


2015 Gallery Retrospective @ Plinth Gallery

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd 
Denver, CO 80216 

2015 Gallery Retrospective and Jonathan Kaplan-“Tea Time”

Please join us for the last exhibition and First Friday of 2015. This final exhibition will feature ceramic work for many of the artists who showed with us this year. Also, Jonathan will be showing some new teapots and installation pieces.

“Throughout my lengthy career as a ceramic artist, I have always made teapots. For me, making ceramic ware is an exercise in visual problem solving, and teapots certainly present this challenge. A teapot can be designed and made to be strictly useable. Another approach is to reference the idea of a teapot and use it solely as a concept to make ceramic work.”

“I designed these new teapots to be polar opposites of one another, yet both have patterned and decorated surfaces. The larger glazed teapots fully function, while the smaller black ones are not useable. They are parts of larger installations. This new body of work is slip cast in porcelain from original models and molds that I make. These new forms and surfaces are a new exploration of the teapot and its potential for artistic interpretation.”


Epic Ryde Gift Cards and upcoming Epic Meltdown

Epic Ryde
2823 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205

Epic Ryde Gift Cards
Now Available!

Purchase today in person or online
5 & 10 Ryde Cards
or choose your gift $



Begins January 4th and Ends February 29th
2 Ways to Win BIG! Weight Loss Challenge or Attendance Only Challenge

For more details and to sign up, go to the events section at 
or email or call 303-416-4979


Live Glassblowing, Classes, and More

Bella Glass Studios
3950 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80216

Bella Glass is starting a new class line entitled "Boards-N-brews" where we'll be distressing and painting our own wooden signs in classes. These are sooo much fun! Stay tuned on our website and Facebook for further details.

Bella Glass is holding all sorts of fun classes from fused glass to stained glass classes. Check out for details and to register online. Don't forget we do walk-in Glass Fusing & PYOP projects so come on in! This means any time we're open for normal business hours, you can come make a cool art piece in glass or pottery. Great for date nights, girl's nights, kid's days, etc.

We will be OPEN for First Friday December 4th from at least 11am-7:30pm and will be doing a LIVE GLASSBLOWING class.


#sourcepopup Holiday Market

The Source
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

#sourcepopup Holiday Market

Saturday and Sunday
December 12th and 13th
from 10am - 4pm

Holiday season is upon us, and so is the holiday #sourcepopup market. Sticking to the principle of good artisanship, the #sourcepopup is a curated market composed of vendors showcasing their talents. On Saturday and Sunday, December 12th and 13th from 10am to 4pm, come explore and find the perfect gifts from vendors such as Valentich Bags, Simply Guapa, Craft Boner, Hygge Life, Doozie Jewelry, Sweet Jayne’s Pies, Haiku Foods Fermentation Class, Handmade Ceramics from Kazu Oba, PB Love, and more.


RedLine solo exhibitions: Jim Green and Homare Ikeda

2350 Arapahoe Street
Denver CO 80205

A Survey of Sound Art by Jim Green

November 6 - December 27, 2015
Opening on November 6, 2015
Member's Preview: November 6, 6 - 7 PM
Public Reception: November 6, 7 - 9 PM
Greenscapes: A Survey of Sound Art by Jim Green is the first comprehensive solo exhibition dedicated to Denver sound-artist, Jim Green, whose humorous, participatory sound installations have been featured around the country.


UN: Selected Works by Homare Ikeda
November 13 - December 6, 2015
Opening on November 13, 2015
Public Reception: November 13, 2015, 6-9pm
UN: Selected is a solo exhibition of works by Homare Ikeda. A well-known and beloved painter in our community who just recently completed his residency as a Resource Artist at RedLine (2013 - 2015). Ikeda often speaks about his paintings like a farmer speaks about working the soil and responding to the land. 


New work by Jacob Feige @ RULE Gallery

RULE Gallery
(inside Hinterland)
3254 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80216

On View in Denver:
new work by Jacob Feige
Opens Friday, October 23, 2015, 6-9p
October 23 - December 5, 2015

On View in Marfa:
Stuff Like Air
new work by Joseph Coniff
October 9 - December 5, 2015
204 E. San Antonio St, Marfa TX


Ralph Nagel @ Pattern Shop Studio

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

The Pattern Shop Studio is very excited to be featuring the watercolors of artist Ralph Nagel in an exhibition entitled Lily Pond Series. Receptions will be held on First Fridays in December and January, with the exhibition ending on January 1st, 2016.


More Events, News & Holiday Shopping in RiNo

Black Shirt Brewing Co.
3719 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205

December 9th from 6pm-8pm Black Shirt Brewing Co will host a beer and cheese pairing with A Cheese Peddler. Incredible cheese and gorgeous beer expertly paired together to achieve a balanced and delicious adventure. Tickets available here:


3102 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

MegaFauna has opened up it’s walls for more art, more apparel, more accessories and more activations to ring in the holiday cheer. Plus, we will be donating 1 t-shirt for every in-store purchase to area homeless; on Small Business Saturday and everyday throughout the remainder of the year.


Mid-Mod Mall
3434 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216



MANNA Pilates
2815 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205

Don't let your health take a back seat this holiday season. Try to make-up any missed sessions. Join one of our new group classes. Invite a friend. Head into the new year feeling your best!

Give the gift of health. Support your local business.
MANNA Pilates now has gift certificates available on our website!