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Next Final Friday July 31st!

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.


2015 Denver County Fair! July 31st, August 1st & 2nd

The Denver County Fair is almost here! July 31st - August 2nd at the National Western Complex


Shop RiNo in July: Farmers’ Market; Popup; Art Fair 

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


#sourcepopup Summer Market - Saturday and Sunday, July 18th and 19th from 10am-4pm
Summer is officially here, and so is the summer #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, July 18th and 19th from 10am to 4 pm, come explore and take home goods from vendors such as Primary Ties, Colleen Heineman, Fig & Fawn, Fancy Tiger, Bag Supply, Kirstin Smith,
Long I Pie, Ironwood and more.
Facebook event page link:


Jackalope Art & Craft Fair at EXDO Event Center (1399 35th Street)
July 25th & 26th, 11:00am to 6:00pm


July @ ICE Cube Gallery

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

Karen Roehl, “From Where I Stand” Connections and contrasts; opposites and connections: bookends. Communication and interpretation working between the end points of self and others. These works are about the many ways that data from our visual world interact with and become interpreted by our individual selves.

Laura Phelps Rogers,
“More Than One Tough Chick” Laura’s new work embraces her favored medium of cast iron. With the medium, she contrasts the soft and feminine with the hard cold durability of iron. The expected and the unexpected together pushing the boundaries of gender expectations. 

First Friday Celebration: July 3, 6 – 9 PM | Closing Reception: Friday, July 17, 6 – 9 PM 
Gallery Hours: Thursday and Saturday noon – 5 PM; Friday noon – 9 PM


And Two New Shows July 23rd - August 15th:

Artist's Reception - July 24 (6 - 9 pm) | First Friday Reception - Aug 7 (6 - 9 pm)

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.


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.

Pinhole Photo day at Processus organized by CPAC, the Colorado Photographic Art Center.
Saturday July 18th, 10 am to 12:30 pm during our weekly coffee social. For more information and to register, please go to:


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


RiNo-spro, A coffee crawl for the coffee curious.

RiNo-spro, A coffee crawl for the coffee curious.

Join us for a little caffeinated adventure through RiNo! Enjoy sipping and sampling your way through
some of the district's great coffee shops while learning the ins and outs of buying, roasting, brewing,
cupping (meow!), pairing, tasty treats and more. Keeping with the true adventurous spirit of RiNo, guests will be whizzed about via the new eTuk..."the most fun you'll have on three wheels!"

July 18th, 10am - 2pm


Questions? Wait list? Please contact Marina Chotzinoff at


RULE Gallery group exhibition opens July 10th

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

RULE Gallery now represents artist Caleb Hahne (image), the latest addition to the gallery since its reopening one year ago. Hahne joins a select group of emerging and established artists that call RULE home.

Hahne will be featured in the group exhibition Nothing Belongs to Us. This show, coinciding with Denver's Biennial of the Americas and curated by Hayley Richardson of the Dikeou Collection, will open at RULE Gallery on July 10th, 6-9pm. Exhibition on view through August 15th. 
Featuring Jessica Angel - Chris Bagley - Caleb Hahne - Michael Theodore - Jenny Vogel

Current Exhibition Extended:
New Work by Pard Morrison
Now through Friday July 3 | Tues - Friday 12-6p and by appointment


“The Slipcast Object Revisited” @ Plinth Gallery

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd 
Denver, CO 80216 

Our July exhibition continues with “The Slipcast Object Revisited”. This juried show occurs at the 10th anniversary of the first “Slipcast Object” exhibition, hosted in 2005 by Ceramic Design Group in Steamboat Springs. Curated by Jonathan Kaplan, Richard Notkin served as the Juror for this innaugural exhibition. Nationally recognized ceramic artist Heather Mae Erickson is the Juror for this new exhibition. Plinth Gallery curator Jonathan Kaplan says “This is indeed a unique and special show. The exhibition is the second of its kind devoted solely to slipcast ceramics. This process expands the artists' skill sets with the ability to create work in clay that can expand the boundaries of what we usually think can be made from clay."

We are honored to present a 2 day workshop with noted ceramic artist Patrick Shia Crabb. A highly regard 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.

The workshop will coincide with Patrick's 2 month exhibition at Plinth Gallery, August 7-September 26, 2015.

We anticipate that this workshop will fill quite rapidly. To reserve your space call the gallery at 303 295-0717 or email the gallery.


Epic Bike & Ratio Beer Ryde

Epic Ryde
2823 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205

Epic Bike & Ratio Beer Ryde

Join Epic Ryde on July 18th for a 60 minute special Bike & Beer indoor cycling class. This special class will take place at Epic Ryde and be followed by a beer at RATIO Brewing across the street.

The Ryde is being offered at a discounted "Drop In" rate of only $10 and includes 1 beer from Ratio.

If you are a current member of Epic this class is included in your membership and you will just need to sign up online.

This event is being sponsored by Epic Ryde & Ratio Beerworks.

Sign up here:


The GrowHaus’ gentle bike tour

4751 York St.
Denver, CO 80216

Saturday, July 18 from 9am-1pm, join The GrowHaus' gentle bike tour around Elyria-Swansea, Globeville. Breakfast and lunch will be included during the ride.

Information and tickets can be found at


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.


Music in RiNo

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

Beryl's Beer Co. will be open 1st Friday and Final Friday

Join us on July 2nd, July 16th, and July 30th for Beryl's and Blues Open Mic Night with Rex Peoples and the X-Factor


Park Burger RiNo
2615 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205

July 10: Chain Station Lite 9 pm
July 11: Cosmic Mesa 9 pm
July 17: Timber! 9 pm
July 19: Mile High Soul Club 1:30pm
July 25: Colin McAfee 9 pm

Also join the Park Burger Run Club: Every Thursday at 6:30 pm, meet at Park Burger RiNo, about a 3 mile run, free craft beer following run!


Bella Glass summer camps for kids!

Bella Glass Studios 
3950 Wynkoop St. 
Denver, CO 80216 

Summer camps for kids!! Several this summer to choose from. Plus powder printing, stained glass, airbrushing.... Lots of fun planned!

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 July 3rd from at least 11am-6pm.


More classes, more instructors and a free demo offer!

MANNA Pilates
2815 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205

More classes, more instructors!

Stop by MANNA and try out one of our new classes: Mat Sculpt, more yoga, and HALO! MANNA's updated schedule will launch on July 6th.

Interested in checking out what Pilates is all about? For a FREE 30 minute demo on the Pilates reformers, contact us on through our website, and mention RiNo's July Newsletter.



Grimm & Strange Conversations @ Helikon Gallery

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

Simultaneous Exhibits:
Grimm: Visions of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales & Strange Conversations

Join Helikon for the simultaneous opening of two new exhibits. Grimm is a group exhibit of artists' interpretations of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, featuring artists from Colorado and abroad.
Strange Conversations is an 8 artist collaborative book project, with a full feature of the original artwork in Gallery 101. Copies of Strange Conversations will be available for purchase.


2015 Rocky Mountain Train Show

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

Come see The Big Boy! FREE PARKING! Kids play area as well as food trucks both days. Admission includes full access to the Forney Museum; a paradise of trains, autos, bicycles and motorcycles. View over 80 tables of model trains, as well as 7 operating layouts! This will be the only weekend of the year to get an insider's look of the cab of the world's largest steam locomotive, The Union Pacific 4005.

Adult: $9.00
Children (12 and under): $5.00
Children (3 and under): FREE


Ironton annual Group Show and Summer Party!

Ironton Studios & Gallery
3636 Chestnut
Denver CO 80216

Join us this Friday, July 3rd, from 6-10pm for our annual Group Show and Summer Party

We’re celebrating our 16th year with cold drinks, hot tamales and music by DJ Marc Willhite.


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