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Xylarium presents Distopia

The Xylarium Gallery
2520 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

Xylarium presents Distopia, cutting edge 3-D sculpture work of a very talented young artist from the Western Slope, Bryson Darnel. The show will continue through Denver Arts Week in November.

Open First Friday October 3rd, 6pm

Bryson Darnel’s show is a study and interpretation of the Chinese heritage. In art and life his heritage as a Chinese- American individual has always been a theme that he has struggled to unlock and rediscover. This show is a visual communication of Bryson’s internal struggles with trying to find his place not only in the art world but that of his place in this world.


Celebrate Halloween at the Forney!

Forney Museum of Transportation
4303 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216

Join us for the 7th annual Forney Museum Halloween Fall Fest! This safe, indoor Halloween event will be fun for the whole family! Entertain the little kids with games, pumpkin decorating, movies, scary stories, and candy. The older kids can enjoy even more games plus a haunted house. We will also have a costume contest and magician dazzling you throughout the night! The event is $5 per person with children under 3 getting in free. Bring the family down for some good Halloween fun and enjoy being indoors!

Date: October 31st 4-8 pm

Admission: $5 per person, kids 3 & under free


Wine and Beer in RiNo:

Black Shirt Brewing Co
3719 Walnut Street

October marks two years @ Black Shirt! 
With exciting events all month long, there’s no excuse not to come celebrate with us as our brewery and taproom enters its third year of business. Join us on these fall evenings in our Beer Garden before its too late!

10/3: 5-10pm - First Friday with  Cassie Silvia; 
8 pm - Champagne Charlie
10/4: special beer release @2pm; BSB’s premier screening of their concert series: Now Playing featuring The Strange; extended taproom hours (2-11pm); 8 pm - Thunder the Radar; 9 pm - Leaded
10/10: extended taproom hours (2-11pm); 9:30 - Thelma and the Sleaze
10/11: 2nd Anniversary Party with special beer releases TBA; 8 pm - The Longest Day of the Year
10/25: Haunted Brewery Bike Tour stopping in from 2-3 pm, $1 off beers for participants
10/31: Halloween Party featuring a costume contest with beer giveaways; 8 pm - The Hunger Artist


The Infinite Monkey Theorem
3200 Larimer

Harvest is here! Our days are long, nights are chilly, and we’re busier than ever perfecting next year’s releases. For a chance to jump in and be part of the action, please sign up for our volunteer list – we’d love to have you partake in the winemaking process.
Sign up today!

Fall Happenings:
• Ashley Joon is back to brighten up both your home and ours.
For more info on Ashley & her schedule, click here.
• First and Final Friday Shindigs! Swing by on Oct 3rd for another First Friday throw-down. Our lineup includes DJ Ejay, CKrepes, the fellas from Drizly, and new art by Ryan Willard, owner of Marion St. Tattoo. And it just so happens that Halloween falls on Final Friday and we’ve got quite the party planned. So, throw together a costume and joins us for some live music, drink specials, treats from Roaming Bull Brasserie, & even a few giveaways. Follow us on Facebook for more info!


Mile High Winery
2811 Walnut

Live Music 7pm in OCTOBER
Fri 3rd: TBA
Sat 4: SoSu Jazz
Fri 10: Jon Wirtz
Sat 11: SoSu Jazz
Fri 17: Psychodillo
Fri 18: Jeremy Kurn
Fri 24: Odessa Rose
Sat 25: SoSu Jazz
Fri 31: Chubby Piranha


Wine & Whey
3559 Larimer Street

Monday- Tuesday 10:00-7:00pm

We've been grape stomping, cheese making and amping up the variety of classes through the fall. Be sure to check out the hard apple cider class or the new burratta cheese course! All information is available on our website: Cheers everyone!


October @ Ice Cube Gallery

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

October 16-November 8, 2014
Two new shows open
at Ice Cube Gallery:
Karen Roehl in "Pivot Point" in which she unveils her new works combining fresh mark-making and expressionist painting;
and Carol Browning and Jesse Myers in "Being + Time" in a collaborative presentation of inspired paintings and photographs. Opening Reception for both these shows: October 17, Friday 6-9pm

Catching Fire and Wind & Storm, including the following special events:

October 3, First Friday Celebration, 5-9pm - Regina Benson's show "Catching Fire", an installation of 11 Monoliths, and Ray Tomasso's show "Wind & Storm", large casted dimensional paintings, celebrate First Friday with food, fun and spirits!

October 4, Saturday, 1pm: "Painting the 3-D Surface", Artist Talk and Soft Demo by Ray Tomasso on the challenges and special techniques he has developed in his artist practice as a Master Paper Artist.

Gallery Hours: Thurs. & Sat. Noon-5pm; Fridays Noon - 9pm: and by appointment


aBuzz Gallery features Pat Isaacs

aBuzz Gallery
3340 Walnut St.
Denver, Colorado 80205

RED THREAD - Pat Isaacs

First Friday, Oct 3, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Sat, Oct 11, 3-4 pm
Closing Reception: Sat, Oct 18, 12-4pm

Showcasing Encaustics and 3-D works,
Pat Isaacs' one woman show, Red Thread, runs until October 18, 2014.

The Red Thread is symbolic and literal in these paintings. They are influenced by patterns in nature with connective qualities—branching trees, strata of earth. Abstracting these patterns and how they change over time is my underlying inspiration.



Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

October 4-25

Plinth Gallery opened in 2007. Our October 2014 exhibition Makers:Past•Present•Future honors the many talented ceramic artists who have exhibited at the gallery the last 7 years. We are also pleased to present several of our new artists who will join us in the upcoming months.

Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday noon-5pm and by appointment
Please note: The gallery will not be open First Friday October 3, 2014 in observance of Yom Kippur.

Upcoming Workshop:
On November 8-9, 9am-5pm, Plinth Gallery will host a two-day workshop with ceramic artist Sam Chung, who  will also be the guest for our November and December exhibition.
Cost:   $265.00 includes all materials and lunch both days. 
Graduate Credit is available through Adams State University. For additional information and to register, contact Plinth Gallery.


NEW RiNo! The Fitness Branch

The Fitness Branch
3195 Blake St. #102
Denver CO 80205

The Fitness Branch is now in RiNo! TFB is dedicated to creating better movement through functional exercise. Come experience a smart way to fitness.


October @ Ironton

Ironton Studios & Gallery
3636 Chestnut
Denver CO 80216

new work by
Patricia "Murph" Murphy,
Craig Wright
and Dawn McFadden

Join us for this show of long-time Ironton artist and painter Patricia "Murph" Murphy. She is joined by Craig Wright exhibiting both his sculptural jewelry and objects and paintings by Dawn McFadden. The show runs through November 29th, 2014

Opening Reception is Friday October 24th, 6-9pm 
The exhibit is open First Friday November 7th, 6-9pm 


15 new paintings by Lisa Kowalski

First Friday, Oct. 3rd, 6-9pm
Stripped of color, these new works explore black and white in a bold way, leaving more room to explore shape, form, and contrast. The show runs through Saturday, October 18th.

Ironton is open weekdays 10-4pm and Saturdays 12-4


Wonderbound launches 2014-15 season

Wonderbound will launch its 2014-15 season by continuing it explorations with the Colorado Symphony’s exquisite musicians. The program will feature the return of Artistic Director Garrett Ammon’s celebrated ballet “Serenade for Strings” set to Tchaikovsky’s enduringly beautiful score as well as the world premiere of Sarah Tallman's "Son of Man" danced to Grieg's Holberg Suite.

October 18-19
Parker Arts, Culture & Events
20000 Pikes Peak Ave.
Parker, CO 80138

October 24-26
Performing Arts Complex
at Pinnacle Charter School
1001 W. 84th Avenue
Denver, CO 80260

Tickets and more info at 303-292-4700 or

(Photo credit: Mark Sink, Kristen Sink, Garrett Ammon and Wonderbound)


Attn: Colorado Arts Community

The Denver Foundation’s Arts Affinity Group (AAG) is pleased to partner with the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation to announce a new, innovative grantmaking program modeled after the highly-acclaimed Arizona Arts Tank. We are calling for proposals of arts-based ventures (all disciplines welcome) that respond to the concerns or learning needs of an identified market, and that are innovative, unique, and new to Colorado, AND that will knock our judges’ socks off. The top ventures will walk away with the funding to make their project a reality.

We’re not looking for business as usual, but business unusual.

Letter of Intent Application Deadline - 5:00pm, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.
Staff Contact - Christiano Sosa, or 720-974-2606.

Detailed PDF here.


METAMORPHISIS on display @ Happy Leaf Kombucha

Happy Leaf Kombucha
3519 Brighton Blvd. Unit G
Denver, CO 80216

August 31th - September 30th

Please join us for a First Friday artist's reception at Happy Leaf Kombucha on September 5th. Beginning at 7 pm. Refresh yourself with Kombucha home-brew on tap, enjoy live music from Lori Flynn and meet the artists currently on display through September 30th.

TARA SEREN is an Artist of the soul and heart, her personal works reflect her own growth and living journey. KALI STINSON uses art as a tool for healing. Her collaborations with SCOTT PRIDGEN investiagte ways to communicate a shared vision.


Artist Michael Gadlin goes solo in two new exhibitions.

3343 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

Artist Michael Gadlin goes solo in two new exhibitions. September openings at ArtHaus and 1801 California Street (see this month's “RiNos @ Large” listing)

The backdrop of Artist Michael Gadlin’s work examines the constant struggle between the man-made environment and the perfection that is nature. In his dedication to exploring visual elements that excite the viewer’s senses, he was inspired to incorporate discarded or “dead” objects and materials into his new sculptural and 2-d paintings. Through the process of bringing once inanimate “found” objects back to life and re-purposing old materials, he uncovered the themes of renewal, remembrance and legacy— a common thread that runs through two equally engaging, but aesthetically different exhibits.

Gadlin invites the public to discover, explore and examine his new work in two solo shows beginning in September. FOUND OBJECTS: a discovery of new perspectives opens first and runs September 5 through October 17, 2014 at ArtHaus, the RiNo Arts District gallery he co-owns. The second show, ENTICE – a vision of everything underneath, runs September 12 through November 15, 2014 in the lobby of 1801 California Street in collaboration with Arts Brookfield.

Opening Reception for FOUND OBJECTS on First Friday September 5, 5-9 pm at ArtHaus.


Pattern Shop opens fall season with Wopo Holup

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

The Pattern Shop Studio will open the fall season with an exhibition entitled Rivers Alive, featuring work by New York and Colorado based artist Wopo Holup. Holup's drawings are about nature's flow -- its branching and dividing -- and the disbursements of energy. The metal leafs Holup uses on the drawings consist of precious metals such as silver and gold to acknowledge treasured sites such as the Nile, the Mississippi, and the legendary Sea of Galilee. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be new work that depicts the 2013 flooding along the Colorado Front Range.

The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, September 5th, 2014, from 6 to 9PM and remain on display until October 31st, 2014. Additional receptions will be held on Friday, October 3rd and Friday October 31st, from 6 to 9PM; and Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 1-5. Artist talks will be offered at 1:30 pm on Saturday, September 13th and Saturday, October 11th.


RULE and Carmen Wiedenhoeft Galleries Collaborate

Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery
3542 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

RULE Gallery's next exhibition is a collaborative Pop-Up Project with Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery. RULE Gallery will be presenting a solo exhibition titled Overlook of paintings and drawings by artist Nina Elder in the back gallery while Carmen W will be presenting Imposition, new photographs by Evan Anderman in the front space. Both artists' work address the contemporary Western Landscape using different mediums but with a cohesive perspective depicting man's influence on the land.

The joint exhibition will open Friday September 12, from 6-9pm at the Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery and will remain on view through October 18, 2014. A free artist talk with Nina Elder and Evan Anderman will happen on Saturday, September 27 at 2pm.


Great Plains: Three Point Perspective @ Helikon

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

Helikon Gallery is proud to announce our September 2014 exhibition,
Great Plains: Three Point Perspective.

The exhibit features Helikon Gallery’s first-ever artist trio - Patricia Barry Levy, Reed Weimer,
and Chandler Romeo. In Great Plains, the artists take on the classic prairie landscape of the American midwest from unique artistic viewpoints, including digital photo collage, pastel work, and painting.

Great Plains will open on First Friday, September 5th from 6 to 10pm and will close on October 24th,
noon to 5pm. Admission is always free, plus food, wine, and beer will be provided.


Plus Gallery kicks off the Fall exhibition season

Plus Gallery
2501 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

New Paintings by Jenny Morgan

September 11 - October 18, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday,
September 11th from 6-8pm

Plus Gallery opens the Fall exhibition season with “The Golden Hour,” the fifth solo exhibition by our most celebrated and collected painter Jenny Morgan. Morgan's latest is not just one of the most anticipated exhibitions for Plus Gallery, but one of the most significant for Denver's contemporary art community, marking the first time an artist has risen to national prominence via the NYC scene yet continued to maintain a presence in Colorado, where her collector base has always been a significant part of her career. Join Plus Gallery in welcoming back a future icon in contemporary art at the artist's reception September 11th from 6-8pm.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, Noon - 6pm; Or by appointment


RiNos @ Large in September

Strangely Decadent
Laura Phelps Rogers' newest show at Pirate Contemporary Art (3655 Navajo St Denver)
September 19th thru October 5th – Reception Friday September 19th


ENTICE – a vision of everything underneath
New paintings by Michael Gadlin at 1801 California Street, Denver – September 12 thru November 15
Opening Reception: September 12, 5:30 – 8:30 pm


Harmony Hammond @ RedLine

2350 Arapahoe St. 
Denver, CO 80205 

Harmony Hammond Exhibition:
Becoming/UnBecoming Monochrome

August 2 - September 28, 2014
Tuesday-Friday (10-5) 
Saturday-Sunday (11-5)

Curated by art historian Tirza True Latimer, the exhibition Becoming/Unbecoming Monochrome, juxtaposing Hammond’s weave paintings from the late 1970s with striking examples of her recent large-scale near monochrome works. This comparison invites viewers to understand Hammond’s oeuvre in relation to histories of queer feminist practice as well as discourses of contemporary abstraction.


Joseph Coniff @ RULE Gallery

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

Joseph Coniff 
(in parentheses)

On view July 24 - October 5, 2014

Pulled from the artistʼs current series, Delineation, the exhibition features painting, sculpture and works on paper utilizing a wide spectrum of materials and techniques from traditional to digital. With Delineation, Coniff explores his interest in the metaphysical nature of objects and the role and significance material things have within day-to-day life. These abridged and abstracted works act as didactic timelines, concentrating on the understanding and relationship one has with the creation and existence of objects.

Open Tuesday - Saturday 12p - 6p or by appointment




RiNo Art District is one of 4 New CERTIFIED DISTRICTS in Colorado!

Congratulations to 40West, Greeley, Colorado Springs and RiNo on their certification by Colorado Creative Industries!