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August 28th – the final Final Friday of 2015!

Final Friday Music Walk and Urban Bazaar Returns to Denver

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

The fourth annual Final Friday Music Walk and Urban Bazaar, a monthly celebration of community, art and live music in Denver's River North (RiNo) Art District, began its first of four dates on Friday, May 29, 2015.

“We're excited to be bringing Final Friday back to RiNo in 2015, and helping to showcase all of the talented local artists, musicians and businesses of Denver,” says Final Friday Co-Founder John McCaskill, owner of MegaFauna, the local artists cooperative retail store at 3102 Blake Street. “The community has really come together to support this event, and 2015 is going to be our best year yet.”

Each Final Friday will host 20+ musical acts at participating venues as well as on three outdoor stages. For a complete listing of acts and locations, visit:​, or the Final Friday Facebook page ( Discount wristbands are available for $5 at MegaFauna and online.

Final Friday is a conscious collaboration of community in the River North (RiNo) Arts District in Denver, Colorado. Each Final Friday, participating businesses, venues and community areas open their doors to musicians, artists and performers to emphasize the real love of Denver – music and community.
For more information about Final Friday and how local businesses can get involved, please visit Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter at: @FinalFridayCO.


RULE Gallery presents Breath Exchange

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

RULE Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Diane Christiansen entitled Breath Exchange. The show will open with a public exhibition on August 21, 2015, from 6-9pm, and will be on view August 21-October 3, 2015.



And continuing through August 15:

Nothing Belongs to Us is a group exhibition coinciding with the 2015 Biennial of the Americas and inspired by its theme: NOW. Nothing Belongs to Us features artists Jessica Angel, Chris Bagley, Caleb Hahne, Michael Theodore and Jenny Vogel.

Open First Friday August 7, 2015 (12-9PM)


Patrick Shia Crabb “Contemporary Artifacts”

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd 
Denver, CO 80216 

Plinth Gallery is honored to present the ceramic constructions of Patrick Shia Crabb.

A highly regarded educator and object maker, Patrick is a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award and has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally.
His work is in public and private collections worldwide.

Patrick refers to his lengthy career in ceramics as a “magic carpet ride.” His work contains a matrix of pieces that he has “deconstructed” and then reassembles them into what he refers to as “contemporary artifacts”. By using this process, each piece is unique and conveys a sense of mystery, magic and visual power.

“Contemporary Artifacts” opens at Plinth Gallery on First Friday, August 7th, with an artist reception for Patrick Crabb from 6-9pm. Please join us for this event which is free and open to the public. Crabbs’ work will be on display through September 26th.


Great shows in August @ ICE Cube Gallery

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

First Friday Reception - Aug 7 (6-9pm) | closes Aug 15

Binaries is a sculptural collaboration by Linda Melvin Graham and S. Fletcher Graham exploring the paradox of human destruction and advancements. The work expresses the concerns about our current destructive treatment of the planet, and the hopes that advancements in many fields of science and technology will help us overcome many of these difficulties and understand more about ourselves and our place in the cosmos. This exhibit has three areas of focus, each representing some aspect of this paradox.

Paul Sisson's new body of work, Missed Connections, is a photographic exploration of the weird and wonderful world of Craigslist. The virtual bulletin board's Missed Connections listings are a collection of oddly hopeful, sometimes poignant, and almost always humorous ads that offer a first-hand account of the moment that love at first sight was realized, and just as quickly lost. By pairing images with these original listings Sisson provides a voyeuristic glimpse into the altogether hopeful and hopeless search for a needle in the haystack.

And two new solo installations Aug 20 – Sept 12:

Opening Reception: Friday, August 21, 5-9PM 
First Friday: September 4, 5-9PM 

explores the theme of Social Media and the personas we create, using drawing and mixed media

Jean Smith, "STACKED and HUNG"
features stacked ceramic pieces hanging from the ceiling done in glazed and unglazed installations

Thursday/Saturday noon-5PM; Friday noon-9PM


Bordering opens at Ironton August 7th

Ironton Studios & Gallery
3636 Chestnut
Denver CO 80216

Curated by Mariana Vieira and Jennifer Bockelman, Bordering is an exhibition featuring multiple studio practices that explores the sometimes arbitrary nature of domestic and public space, cultural and geographic region, virtual and real experience, as well as, biological and constructed identity.

Exhibiting Artists:
Elizabeth Ferrill
Nancy Friedemann Sanchez Patti Hallock
Jim Bockelman
Lauren Mayer
Lindsay Palmer
O. Gustavo Plascencia
M. Paige Ward
Flora Wiegmann
Marshall Elliott

Featuring a performance by Heidi Bartlett and Jennifer Bockelman on Friday, August 7, during the opening reception 7-10pm. The show runs through Sept 5th, 2015


#sourcepopup featuring Walled In Magazines

The Source
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

#sourcepopup featuring
Walled In Magazines

Every Sunday starting August 2nd

“Walled In is a curated collection of print periodicals from around the world. We feature zines, journals, and independent mags with an emphasis on thought provoking writing and design.”


Harry's Urban Farmers' Market

Harry's Urban Farmers' Market kicked off Saturday, July 11th, 10am-2pm at Crofton/UP Elementary (2409 Arapahoe) and will continue Saturdays through Sept. 26th (10am-2pm).


Tracks Night Club/EXDO August Events

EXDO Event Center
1399 35th Street
Denver, CO 80205

RiNo Beach Club - Every Sunday in August, 12–6pm
Hang out at the only beach in Denver featuring 10,000 sqft of sand, a giant swimming pool, drink specials, and beach volleyball.

Roll – August 21, Doors: 9pm – EXDO
Saved By The Bell – 90’s Skate Party
Take a journey back to Bayside High and the 90s with an epic roller skating party at EXDO.

Lance Bass – August 22, Doors: 9pm – TRACKS
Lance Bass is coming to Tracks for one night! Pre-sale tickets available on for $10.00

Decades – August 28, Doors: 9pm – TRACKS
Party on at the end of the month at our DECADES Retro Dance Party. It's 80s vs 90s with special guest DJs and more!

Drag Nation – August 28, Doors: 9pm – EXDO
Experience the best Drag show in the nation featuring
Pearl of Rupaul’s Drag Race (season 7), DJ Nina Flowers and many more!


Black Shirt Brewing Co has a full lineup for August!

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

Beer Dinner at Alamo Drafthouse Littleton with BSB - Tuesday 8/18 at 7:30 - WALK THE LINE Featuring a live preshow set by Strange Americans! Purchase your tickets here:

At Black Shirt Brewing Co, August 15th marks the date for this year's ultra-rare release of "Red Evelyn", an Imperial Red Rye IRA brewed in honor of our grandmother; the woman who proves to be an inspiration in our lives every day. Check our Facebook or website for details on purchaing a ticket to this years celebration (which includes, but is not limited to, beautiful beer, music by amazing local bands, delicious food, and plenty of smiles)

Black Shirt Brewing Co presents: Champagne Charlie and In the Whale 8/29. Doors at 6pm. This incredible show will be filmed for our PBS TV Show "Now Playing" so dress the part and arrive ready to drink a collaboration beer brewed with BSB and In the Whale for the event. Tickets available from our website or in the taproom.

And don't miss 1st Friday at BSB with Sara Bowersock!

Full schedule is available on the BSB website:


Park Burger's Charity Golf Tournament

Park Burger RiNo
2615 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205

Park Burger's Charity Golf Tournament
with Urban Peak on Friday, August 21st

Live Music:
8/7, 9 pm - 12 am, Other Mother Brother Band
8/8, 9 pm - 12 am, Meadow Mountain
8/21, 9 pm - 12 am, Mayhem Gulch

Bluegrass every Friday and Saturday, 9 pm - 12 am

Soul Sunday every Sunday, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

And as always, Run Club is every Thursday at 6:30pm, 3 mile run, free craft beer following the run.


Dog Days of Summer @ The Infinite Monkey Theorem

The Infinite Monkey Theorem
3200 Larimer St.
Denver 80205

Dog Days of Summer –
Stop by on Sunday Aug 16th from 2–3:45 for a donation based yoga class, followed by a puppy meet and greet (and possible adoption). All donations go to Paws Co!

August First Friday!
The fellas from Haibike (along with free test rides!), The Baking Room pizza, and new art. What more could you want? Party kicks off at 4pm.

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram to be in the know on other events!


MANNA: August Challenge & Inaugural Retreat

MANNA Pilates
2815 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205

($200 VALUE)
Want to win a FREE 10 pack of group classes at MANNA Pilates? We offer a variety of group classes: Pilates mat, Pilates sculpt, yoga, barre, and many other core based classes. During the month of August, any participant that takes 12 or more group classes will automatically be entered for a chance to win. Stay fit this Summer!
Sign up for classes at



Bella Glass – Last summer camp of the season!

Bella Glass Studios 
3950 Wynkoop St. 
Denver, CO 80216 

Last summer camp of the season! Plus super fun classes like Graffiti Glass, Platter Up, Raku Glass and more!

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've got super fun themed Kids Summer Camps on the schedule right now as well so definitely check those out online.

We will be OPEN for First Friday August 7th from at least 11am-6pm.


RiNos @ Large: Leona Lazar

Sculpture in the Park
August 8th 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
August 9th 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

32nd Annual Exhibition
America's Largest Outdoor Juried Sculpture Show
Benson Sculpture Garden
Loveland, CO







Spark Gallery
North Gallery Exhibition
August 27 - September 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, August 28 from 6 - 9 pm
Spark Gallery
9th & Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO


ArtLab's One Square Mile Opens Friday, August 7

2400 Curtis Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205

Join us for the opening celebration of One Square Mile, Placetelling Curtis Park
Friday, August 7, 5:30 - 8pm
Program starts at 6:15pm

ArtLab Interns’ month-long workshops with artists Laura Bond, Molina Speaks and Christopher Guillot culminate in a series of live presentations and installations at PlatteForum. These creative responses incorporate audio, video, prose, poetry and images that capture people, places and things in the Curtis Park, Five Points Neighborhood.

Exhibition continues through August 12, 2015
Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday, 12pm - 4:00pm or by appointment:
Events are free and open to the public


Double Exhibit @ Helikon

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

Double Exhibit: 'Electropop: Kaitlin Ziesmer & Robin 1000' and 'Edition: A Group Print Show'

'Electropop' opens at Helikon Gallery this July, featuring new works by local artist Kaitlin Ziesmer and Texas-based Robin 1000. Ziesmer, known for her ubiquitous pop-culture mashups, pairs up with Robin's dreamlike, prismatic landscapes and designs. 'Electropop' is a lighthearted voyage through the nostalgic and the unexpected, with everything from pregnant Power Rangers to painted jean jackets. The work explodes with color at every turn and strikes a balance between entertainment and sophistication. Plus, pick up a 48 page softcover portfolio of both artists' work!

Helikon is pleased to also host ‘Edition,’ a print-based exhibition featuring all local artists. Simultaneously on view with ‘Electropop’ in the main gallery, ‘Edition’ brings together artists working with a variety of subjects and processes, culminating in a selection of their printed works. In presenting an eclectic array of current work by local artists, ‘Edition’ seeks to highlight the possibilities and versatility of 2D and even 3D media in the contemporary artmaking world, also presenting an opportunity for the wider public to own original artwork at a smaller scale and more affordable price point.

Entry is free and open to the public from 6-10pm on First Friday August 7th, including complimentary drinks and food.


Processus: new exhibit, coffee socials and more!

the institute for art and life
955, 24th St.
Denver, CO 80205

The Life of Things (La Vie des Choses)
Processus presents an exhibit of transformed or altered common life objects and materials (or their representation), bringing attention to current issues. Curated by Viviane Le Courtois, the exhibit will grow during the month of July as she spots interesting works in progress on social media and in artists studios. Opening Reception: Friday July 24th, 7-11pm. Exhibit open July 18 - October 17th, 2015.

Processus is looking for more artists to use join and make art.
Contact Processus about membership and punchcards if you need a space to work! Print photos in a darkroom or on a digital printer, frame all your works, use the etching press, build anything you want in the wood shop and sculpture area... for only $100 a month! It is shared, but it is cheap and you meet other artists! Processus also offer a variety of artistic services from private instruction to assistance on special projects, photography of artworks, pedestals, framing, and museum crates. Contact Processus for a quote.

Coffee Socials every Saturday!
Join us every Saturday from 10 to noon for interesting conversations over coffee or tea. (closed on July 4th)

Business Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 6pm or by appointment


Chocolate Pairing 3rd Tuesdays at Stem Cider

Chocolate Crisis Center at Stem Cider
2811 Walnut St., #150
Denver, CO 80205

Chocolate and Hard Cider may seem like an unlikely match, but our first pairing was such a success, we have decided to keep this pairing going all summer long. Look for us as Stem Ciders on the third Tuesday of each month.


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