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Plant Yourself in RiNo! Saturday, May 9th, 11am–4pm

2015 RiNo Art Safari

Saturday, May 9th, 11am–4pm

After Party @ Nocturne 4–6pm
Get your FREE tickets at open locations! 

See our Tour page for Details 



Final Friday: Music Walk and Urban Bazaar 

Denver’s Community-Centered Music and Art Showcase
May 29​, June 26​, July 31​, August 28,​ 4pm–10pm

Join Denver's largest live music summer showcase featuring live art, live performances, food vendors, and urban bazaar that connects and highlights local venues throughout the River North Art District.

F​inal Friday is a conscious collaboration of community resources that occurs on the last Friday of the month(s); May through August. Participating businesses, community arenas, and a variety of venues open their doors to musicians, bands, and performers to emphasize the real love of Denver – MUSIC and COMMUNITY. On Final Friday the River North Art District is transformed into an open sourced marketplace atmosphere offering local food, goods, and live music. This free-flowing format allows community members to create a raw level of exchange, and allows consumers to interact directly with the local resources of entertainment, goods and services.

The Music Walk is accompanied by one of the fastest growing urban street fairs in Denver. With dozens of street vendors displaying their crafts, wares, and locally-made products and services; the breadth and depth of artisans create a truly unique urban bazaar. The main thoroughfare of Upper Blake & Walnut hosts vendors street-side while dozens of other participating businesses open their doors neighborhood-wide to expand the marketplace for a one-of-kind indoor/outdoor shopping and social experience.

Updates coming soon:​ | c​


William Matthews & Austin Matthews: Structure & Steel

William Matthews
Great Basin Studio
2540 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205
303 534-1300

Studio Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-5 and by appointment.

Announcing Structure and Steel, a two man show featuring William Matthews’ watercolors and his son, Austin Matthews' acrylics May 15–June 19.

ALSO @ The Denver Art Museum:
Drawn To Paint, the acclaimed Amy Knox documentary on famed watercolorist William Matthews showing at DAM (Sharp Auditorium) May 8, 6:00 and May 9, 1:00. 


Truly Rejected & Megafauna Skate Deck art show!

Truly Rejected & Megafauna Skate Deck art show!

Hosted by Truly Rejected · Fundraiser · Public
Saturday, May 16th, 2pm–8pm on the corner of 31st & Blake Street at Megafauna

30+ local artists, Colorado Vendors, Food trucks, Music and a Fun time to raise awareness and money for Stronghold Society. A local organization that strives to inspire confidence, creativity, hope, and ambition for the youth of Native communities and non-Native communities. Event website.


Drive 2 Opening Party @ TAXI

3461 Ringsby Ct.
Denver, CO 80216

Drive 2 Building Opening Party Thursday, May 7th 5:30 - 8pm

The latest addition to the TAXI campus, the Drive 2 building, is complete and full of amazing companies! Come celebrate and meet all the new tenants in the building. Tenants will have open doors with surprises in each office from free food, drinks, games, music and more. Roam the halls and get to know about the companies and their projects. Then head to the TAXI Event space on the 4th floor for music from Beatport, drinks, and great views of downtown.

Tenants: Altitude Land Consultants, Assembly, Buddy Boy Brands, Closely, Define: Bike & Body, Denverdata Web, Driven Local, Dynia Architects, Epiphany, FlatGrass Realty, Geigle & Zuckerman, Huemanitas, Lightshade, MJardin, PAIRIN, PLOT Landscape Architecture, Precision Sample, Schoolrunner, SFX Entertainment, StickyDocs, Tack Mobile, Wigwam Creative, Wills & Wellness, Wimi Spaces.

AND SAVE THE DATE: On Thursday, June 4th, CHARC WEEK participants will serve their signature Charcuterie creations at Charc Bites, a cocktail party in RiNo on the 4th floor of DRIVE 2. Tickets are on sale now for $35 until May 1, and $45 after that. VIP tickets, $55 now and $65 after 5/1, include early access to the event, plus some special bites.


PlatteForum features Sarah Rockett

2400 Curtis St. Suite 100 
Denver CO 80205

Sarah Rockett, Hide and Seek

Join us for an exhibition and reception for resident artist Sarah Rockett and nineteen spirited kids from Colfax Community Network. Sarah’s installation is a playful installation featuring sculptural works and drawings combined with the kids’ inner creatures from the Land of Weird.

Exhibition Opening: Friday, May 15th, 2015, 5:30 - 8pm


Ceramic Artist Courtney Murphy @ Plinth Gallery

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd 
Denver, CO 80216 

For our May 2015 exhibition, Plinth Gallery introduces the newest work of ceramic artist Courtney Murphy in the exhibition, “Dot, Dot, Dot…” Joining us from Missoula, MT, Courtney brings work influenced by simplified abstractions of nature, children's artwork, folk art, mid-century modern forms and shapes, as well as textiles, patterns and historical pots. Courtney is simultaneously attracted to worn surfaces showing the passage of time, and clean, simple, elegantly utilitarian forms. She pays careful attention to line in her drawings, as well as in the profiles or outlines of the forms themselves.

“Dot, Dot, Dot…” opens at Plinth on First Friday, May 1st, with an artist reception from 6-9pm. Her work will be on display through May 30th. On May 2-3, Courtney will conduct a 2 day workshop in the Plinth Gallery Studio, “Decorating on Greenware with Underglazes, Slips and Terra Sigillata”. During this workshop, she will demonstrate her techniques used to throw, trim and decorate forms. She will then show how she decorates on greenware with an opaque white slip, and decorating with slip trailers and incised lines and dots. The workshop fee is $250 which includes all materials and lunch both days. Academic credit is available through Adams State University. Contact Plinth Gallery at 303-295-0717, or for more information and to register.


Heirloom Tomato Farms’ Annual Plant Sale is here!

Mexican Midget, Glacier, Purple Bumblebee, Mortgage Lifter, Bread & Salt, Ananas Noir (Black Pineapple), Blue Beauty, Dark Galaxy, Green Tiger and the Tlacolula Pink (National Champion at the Heirloom Exposition) are some of the unique varieties available this year at the annual Heirloom Tomato Farms sale. Each year Heirloom Tomato Farms grows, nurtures and sells organic heirloom tomato plants with 100 different and "Hard To Find" varieties.

We're expanding! This year we'll be selling 5,000 plants! Our farms specializes in the cultivation and preservation of organic heirloom tomatoes. We still like to grow our seedlings in small batches so we can experiment with different varieties that grow well in Colorado. By popular demand we've expanded our sale dates and hours. Hours vary at our two locations in Denver, Colorado. Plants are $5 each.

Web Address:

Farm 39
3611 Chestnut Place | Denver, CO 80216
(USDA Farm, and yes there are only 39 farms
in Denver County...)
May 1st, Noon–6pm; May 2nd & 3rd, 9am–3pm;
May 9th, 9am–4pm

The Sparrow
475 Corona Street | Denver, CO 80218
May 2nd & 3rd, or while supplies last, 9am–3pm


Music in RiNo

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

5/4 - Melanoma Monday
5-10 PM / Live Music: 8 PM (Oroya) - no cover *This is a very special event where all proceeds are going to a member of the BSB family who just completed his last round of chemotherapy. There will be a ping pong tournament, live music by Oroya, and a silent auction featuring some of Denver's best local businesses including Goorin Brothers Hats, Euclid Hall, duo Restaurant, Oh Wheelie? bike shop, Infinite Monkey Theorem, AEG concert tickets, and Puppy Adventures. More info on the facebook event here.

5/22 - HESTINA (soul-folk from New Orleans) & AJ FULLERTON (blues-rock) 7-9 PM - no cover

*5/30 - GLOWING HOUSE & SPECIAL GUEST 7 PM - $5 cover *This event will be filmed for Now Playing, a CPT Channel 12 concert TV show.

5/31 - QUICKDRAW HOMEGROWN MUSIC 4-6 PM - no cover


1330 27th Street 
Denver, CO 80205

Legendary bassist and two-time Grammy award winner E​ddie Gomez ​brings his trio to Denver to play Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club on May 13th & 14th.

His​ r​esumé includes​ two grammy awards and​ performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman​​.


Eat & Drink in RiNo

Stem Ciders
2811 Walnut St, Suite 150
Denver, Co 80205

Boring weeknights? Not anymore! Join Stem Ciders on Tuesdays for delicious pairings, Wednesdays for Trivia and Thursdays or Final Friday for FREE LIVE bluegrass!

Stem Cider/Chocolate Crisis Center Pairing
Chocolate Crisis Center and Stem Cider are collaborating for a night of Belgian chocolates delicately paired with RiNo-brewed hard ciders. $20 gets you four different chocolate samples and a flight of four hard ciders. May 19th, 6pm
(no reservation needed)




Jake’s Food & Spirits
3800 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

Mother's day, May 10th: Bring Mom (and the whole family) in for brunch at Jake's, featuring free bottomless mimosas for Mom until 2pm with the purchase of 2 entrées.

Jake's 3rd annual BBQ Pig Roast: Join us on Friday, May 22nd at 4pm for Jake's THIRD ANNUAL BBQ PIG ROAST on our giant patio! $10 a plate* until we run out! * Includes meat and two sides | Drinks not included


The GrowHaus
4751 York Street
Denver, CO 80216

The GrowHaus will be hosting a dinner for their También membership group on May 8th from 6pm-10pm at their indoor nonprofit farm. This pop-up, 3 course dinner is an opportunity for guests to experience some of Denver’s best restaurants and partake in Denver’s local libations while benefiting an awesome local nonprofit. All proceeds directly benefit The GrowHaus’ program of greatest need. The dinner is offered as a benefit to our También members and is the chance for new members to join. If you sign up now, you will receive a code for a discount on the event ticket. For more information, go to:


Derby Day in RiNo

Park Burger RiNo 
2615 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby on May 2nd with Park Burger RiNo! We'll have live music, cocktail specials & a big hat contest!









Beryl’s Beer Co. 
3120 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

May 2nd – Kentucky Derby Party at Beryl’s Beer Co! 12pm – 6pm. Join us was we celebrate our first annual Kentucky Derby Party! Wear your best Derby Hat or Bow Tie for a chance to win some fun prizes.


May @ The Ice Cube Gallery

Ice Cube Gallery @ the DIF
3320 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

On May 1, 5 - 9 PM Opening Reception for Two Solo Shows:

Jennifer Pettus, "Stretching the Truth" incorporates materials and techniques from the worlds of crafting, costume design, and fine art in ways that subvert realities of day-to-day experience, using the body shape.

Diane Martonis, "Dear Simplicity" is a statement about the preciousness of history and the quietude of routine and an ode honoring the serenity born from humble chores and plain tasks.

RiNo Art Safari: Saturday, May 9, 12 - 5 pm - Diane and Jennifer share a collaborative drawing project incorporating elements of each artist's work. Gallery visitors are asked to create a collective and evolving work of art. Refreshments will be served.

On May 29, 5 - 9 PM Opening Reception for Two Solo Shows:

Dania Pettus, "Slow to Draw" is an investigation of mark making. It expresses Pettus' continual exploration of mediums and her forced actions on those mediums.

Ron Gerbrandt, "Looking for a Cure" features large paintings, sculpture and drawings of the human figure as it manages this world in tension and longs for something more.


Denizen III: The Annual Tenant Exhibition @ Helikon

Helikon Gallery & Studios
3675 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80216

Denizen III:
The Annual Tenant Exhibition

April 24 - May 30
First Friday Reception: May 1, 6-10pm Free entry with complimentary food and libations

Denizen III brings together 14 of Helikon's in-house studio artists for a feature of their newest works. Ranging from painting and digital art to fiber and drawing, this eclectic exhibit is a great overview of the direction our studio community is moving in. This exhibit encourages artists to express their personal style and most recent strides in their art, resulting in intimate connections between viewers and the artwork. Flowing variously from contemporary figurative art and portraiture to expressive abstraction and textiles, Denizen III bridges often times disparate genres into a single exhibit of local artists who work under one roof. 


"Substrate" New Installation Works by Jennifer Jeannelle

Ironton Studios & Gallery
3636 Chestnut
Denver CO 80216

Substrate, New Installation Works
by Jennifer Jeannelle

April 10-May 16, 2015

First Friday Reception: May 1st 6-10 pm

“SUBSTRATE” investigates the underlying concepts of swarming behaviors through colossal drawings, gridded clay and thread wall structures, sculptural land- and skyscapes of ceramic swarms, and digitized, motion-activated sound.


May Events @ EXDO

EXDO Event Center
1399 35th Street
Denver, CO 80205

May 22nd is ROLL—Capes, masks, super powers, and skates... Kickoff Denver’s Comic Con weekend with a night filled with roller skating, dancing and karaoke with Denver’s biggest karaoke screen. This Roll will be one to remember so don your costumes, lace up them skates, and get ready to kick ass! 21+ Doors open at 9pm and admission is free before 10PM. Presale tickets are available up until the day of the event.

May 24th is the RiNo Beach Club Neighborhood Bash

May 31st is the RiNo Beach Club Summer KICK OFF BASH!


Month of Photography exhibit @ RULE Gallery

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

Exhibition: Confected
On view through May 9

As part of Month of Photography Denver 2015, RULE Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Jason DeMarte entitled Confected. The show opened with a public reception on Friday, March 27th and will be on view through May 9, 2015.

Confected examines our cultural tendency to idealize the natural world while continually trying to improve upon it. DeMarte explores the veneer of material desire and constructed natural beauty by composing fictional tableaus that speak to our obsession with beauty, perfection and excess. Meanwhile, underneath the bright colors is an oppressive sense of disenchantment. By “improving” on the natural elements with lighting and post processing, nature becomes just another commercial good, victim to our materials desires. Carefully arranged, and then “sweetened” with sugary items and bright primary colors, DeMarte’s confections are indulgent treats that play with the boundary between the contrived and the natural. In the end the pieces mimic a consumer economy screaming for our attention and demanding that we desire more.


The Origins of Photography, Past and Present

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake Street.
Denver CO 80205

The Pattern Shop Studio exhibition The Origins of Photography, Past and Present, continues with a closing reception on Friday, May 1st, 2015 from 6 to 9 PM. This group show, held in conjunction with Month of Photography and curated by MOP Director Mark Sink is a survey of handmade alternative processes. From the more familiar analog methods of Film, Darkroom and Silver prints to the long forgotten 19th century photographic processes such as Daguerreotypes, Wet Plate Collodion Tintypes, Ambrotypes, Cyanotypes, Bromoil, Gum, Salt, Platinum, Photogravure, a wide range of alternative processes will be on display or demonstrated.

(Image: Denis Roussel - Hidden Father - 2015 - tinype - 5 by 7 inches)


Get Fit in RiNo

The Urban Cyclist
3519 Brighton Blvd Suite E
Denver, CO 80216

Tune up special $30 single/fixed $50 geared valid May 1-15.

Join us for Casual Group Rides EVERY Sunday.
Follow our Instagram for details.





Park Burger RiNo
2615 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205

Park Burger RiNo’s Run Club:

Every Wednesday (5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27) @ 6:30pm

3.50 mile loop

Free craft beer following run!


RiNo Monday Nights

1330 27th Street
Denver, CO 80205

We're cookin' up something saucy for your Monday nights! Bring in your date to swoon over the sounds of Sean McGowan's guitar trio, performing music written by and in the style of Wes Montgomery. Sean's finger style playing creates an absolutely lovely setting for our new date night special.

For $45 per couple, we invite you to enjoy a specially crafted 3-course menu that includes a small plate appetizer, a large plate main course, and dessert for two. Accompany your dinner with a bottle of wine, at 45% off our regular prices.
It's love, at 45 RPM. Reservations are recommended.


The Walnut Room
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205

April 13th: Waiting

April 20th double feature:
Dazed & Confused @7
Pineapple Express @ 9

May 4th: Caddyshack

May 11th: Bridesmaids

May 25th: The Shining

June 1st: Superbad 


It's a record! The RiNo Art District hits 24 Westword Best of Denver's for 2015