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RiNo Holiday Office Party!

Celebrate the Holidays with your fellow RiNos!

December 9th, 7-10pm in the RiNo Art District @ TRACKS 3500 Walnut Street 

FREE for our Members (and a guest), $5 for all others. Festive Party Attire.


HOLIDAY MARKETS in RiNo! Beginning Dec. 6th & 7th

Shop RiNo! We're thrilled by all that's happening this weekend in the RiNo Art District! This district was built by artists, galleries and small businesses, it's great to see them thrive here. Several RiNo locations will be open on First Friday too! Click here.


Denver Holiday Market in RiNo, December 6-7
Sat., 11am-7pm and Sun., 11am-5pm
EXDO Events Center | 1399 35th Street (at Walnut) 

'tis the season! Check out our festivities:
90+ Handmade artisans, returning favorites and new Fireflies (some will be in both markets, some different in each - check our website for details), including adult and kid's fashion and accessories, home goods, pet goods, artisan food and drink, art, bath and body, and more!
• Free Gift Wrap Station by Two Hands Paperie
• Creation Station for the kiddos, by Clementine Studio (Boulder)
• Creation Station for the kiddos, by The Art Garage (Denver)
Denver Design Incubator with demos and info
• Food and drinks, including bar service
• Free parking
• Food trucks (Boulder only)
• Music and more!
• $3 admission (12 yrs & under-free), benefiting our charitable partner: There With Care, helping families and children facing critical illnesses


Blake Street Glass Studio | 3433 Blake Street | | 303-296-1072

19th Annual Ornament Extravaganza Open House and Fundraising Event

Enjoy live glass blowing and pick out the perfect ornament for your loved ones!

Saturdays December 6 & 13, 8am-4pm
Sundays December 7 & 14, 10am-5pm

For the past 19 years Blake Street Glass has been creating glass Christmas ornaments to celebrate the holiday season. Each ornament is unique and meaningful and a percentage of the proceeds are donated to Children’s Hospital Colorado. Bring the whole family to meet the artists and view live glass-blowing demonstrations.

To learn more, please visit


Denver Flea - Holiday Edition

The Denver Flea returns in holiday form for a two day wintery extravaganza! Join us on Saturday and Sunday December 6th and 7th at The Bindery on Blake (29th & Blake) for a celebration of the finest Colorado-made goods, beer, and food.
RSVP at for a free winter cocktail or beer and stay tuned for vendor announcements, prize giveaways and general holiday cheer.
Flea Market - Noon to 6 PM each day.



Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the first three weeks of December, The Source will host its first Holiday Market. Alongside specials from the existing vendors and retailers, there will also be several hand selected, local vendors and makers in the common area offering a variety of goods from clothing, art, baked goods, workshops, and more. Each weekend will be a different variety of vendors. Some of the vendors include BAREmade, Bungaloo, Sjotime, Judith & Joe, Craftsman & Apprentice, La Lovely, Long I Pies, and more.
The RiNo Yacht Club will also be open during this time and serving a holiday inspired menu with both warm and cold drinks.
This event is free and appropriate for all ages.

Dates: December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21.
Times: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information about The Source Holiday Market, please visit, Facebook:, or call Marielle 303.573.0781 ext. 25.


Handmade at the Hall on December 20

Join us on Saturday, December 20th for our second annual, HANDMADE AT THE HALL event!

Up to 65 local artists, crafters and small businesses will be setting up shop at The Hall to help you finish up your holiday shopping list while you nosh on tasty treats from some of Denver’s best food trucks! Support your local economy, buy great gifts & enjoy a stress free shopping experience away from the big-box stores... how can you go wrong!?!

3545 Larimer St in Denver from 11:00-5:00.


1964-1973 Mustangs on display at the Forney!

Forney Museum
of Transportation

4303 Brighton Blvd
Denver, Co 80216

Come see one of America’s most iconic pony cars; 1964-1973 Mustangs on display through February 28th at the Forney Museum. Don’t miss this rare opportunity!


Holiday Open House December 4th

re-for your home
2845 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205 

Season’s Greetings
Please stop by and join us for some seasonal cheer! Take a break from all the hustle and bustle and help us celebrate the season.
And if you still need to do a little shopping we are offering 10% off any one item during the Open House.
We look forward to seeing you and sharing some seasonal cheer.

Holiday Open House
Thursday, December 4th from 4:00 to 8:00


Wine in RiNo!

The Infinite Monkey Theorem
3200 Larimer

Happy Holidays from The Infinite Monkey Theorem! Be sure to swing by on Dec 5th for TIMTs First Friday gathering. Our lineup includes live music from Lounge Mob, snacks a la Roaming Bull Brasserie, & new art courtesy our very own Kyle Duce. Kyle's art work is a direct expression of his past & balance between the outdoors and fast paced city living. The inspiration for this show is deeply rooted in his passion for history and early Americana. Survival, historic cultures, hunting, & the cycle of bringing objects and iconic history back to life. The modern aspect is brought out via bright colors and textures that can be seen throughout the city. The cycle of Life and Death can be relived through family history, art, literature, stories and family tradition. Stop by, check it out, and see what he’s all about. Email Kyle for any additional info.

Be sure to join our newsletter and follow us on Facebook – we have a lot in store this month, including holiday gift ideas, online specials, and last minute deals.

Relieve some of the holiday stress and join us throughout December:

The Yoga Mat is back and offering weekly classes. Thursday nights. $25 (includes class & a glass).
Ashley Joon is here and showing off her skills! Join her 12/3 for a guided painting class. All levels are welcome. $35 (includes supplies & wine).


Wine & Whey
3559 Larimer Street
(303)325 - 3831

Que the Holiday music, it’s time for celebrations. If you are still looking for a venue for your holiday party or a super unique gift like our Soft & Press Cheese Kits or Complete Wine Packages, we’ve got you covered. Gift and experiences for all!



Mile High Winery
2811 Walnut

Live Music 7pm in DECEMBER

Fri 5: Odessa Rose
Sat 6: SoSu Jazz
Fri 12: Jon Wirtz
Sat 13: Chubby Piranha
Fri 19: SoSu Jazz
Sat 20: Psychodillo
Fri 26: Jeremy Kurn
Sat 27: SoSu Jazz 


Water in the West by William Matthews

William Matthews Studio
2540 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205

Water in the West by William Matthews at William Matthews Studio.

Opens Friday, December 5, 2014
This show will feature watercolor paintings of the Grand Canyon as well other various western landscapes. The show will run through January 12, 2015. (Click here for William Matthews at the Denver Art Museum.)


Required Reading @ RULE Gallery

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

RULE Gallery will have a group exhibition called Required Reading featuring Nathan Abels, Sabin Aell, Dale Chisman, Joseph Coniff, Jillian Kay FitzMaurice, Jim Johnson, Matt Larson, Zach Reini, Richard Peterson and Sydney Kovac Peterson and Clark Richert.

Exhibition opens Thursday, December 11 from 6-9p; Exhibition on view December 11, 2014 - January 17, 2015.

Required Reading features artwork inspired by literature. The gallery will be transformed into a living room space, encouraging patrons to relax with art and a book.


Paul Gillis

Otherwhere/Otherwhen features Gillis's distinctive paintings and watercolors, each telling complex stories using elaborate stages that explore what it means to be human in an ever changing world.

October 24 - December 6


Ironton hosts artists of Tank Studios

Ironton Studios & Gallery
3636 Chestnut
Denver CO 80216

Ironton is pleased to host the artists
of Tank Studios with the exhibition
More Than Friends

Opening reception is Friday Dec. 12th, 6-10pm; show ends Jan. 10, 2015

Exhibiting Artists:
Tyler Beard, Mindy Bray, Beau Carey, Amelia Carley, Jaime Carrejo, Theresa Clowes, Amber Cobb,
Monique Crine, Heather Doyle-Maier, Tobias Fike, Ian Fisher, Matthew Harris, Conor King, Eric Portis,
Adam Milner, Margaret Neumann, Gretchen Marie Schaefer, Laura Shill, Sarah Wallace Scott,
Natasha Seideneck, Joel Swanson, Derrick Velasquez, David Zimmer


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

Each of these artists has a strong, independent artistic voice, and each brings a sense of humanity, intimacy, and compassion to their work.
Open First Friday Dec. 5th 6-9pm


Happy Holiday Dress Party

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

Happy Holiday Dress Party

We are excited to be hosting a Happy Holiday Dress Party at the Happy Leaf Kombucha taproom on December 13 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The party will showcase handmade dresses, aprons, scarves, and skirts by 50 Dresses by Tess Vigil, bowties by Minus the Dart, jewelry by Native Clutter and bags by JMFT Industries.

See our Facebook event for more information and to RSVP!

First Friday at the Happy Leaf Kombucha Taproom
Join us Friday, December 5 from 7 to 10 p.m. for a First Friday artists' reception at the Happy Leaf Kombucha taproom. This month, come out for a night of casual electronic music, blending future sounds and groovy vibrations with local DJs Chris Torres, Coby Brown, Daytripper, and Spinson. We will be displaying a fresh batch of beautiful paintings from our featured artist, Jessica Wright, and serving tasty adult beverages.


InGrained: 6th annual ICE Cube Gallery members show

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

InGrained: 6th annual members show
Dec 11-20, 2014
Opening Reception:
December 12th, 6pm to 9pm

Gallery Hours: Thurs/Saturday noon - 5 PM; Friday noon - 9 PM

Please join us for our 6th annual members show, InGrained. Works are inspired by or created out of wood.

In celebration of our 6th year as an LLC gallery, Ice Cube will be hosting its member show in the month
of December. Please join us for light refreshments and live music on December 12th from 6pm to 9pm.
This show promises to be an exciting one. With 22 members each working in their media of choice, they have been given the task of using wood as a jumping off point to create works for the show.

Please join us and enjoy works by the following artists:
Karen Roehl, Jean Smith, Amber Fries, Regina Benson, Ray Tomasso, Sarah Rockett, Sandy Lane,
Linda Graham, Jen Burdess, Susan Donatucci Hopp, Jesse Myers, J. Diane Martonis, Laura Phelps Rogers, Paul Sisson, Ashley Frazier, Phil Spaulding, Thomas Robertson, Ron Gerbrandt, Jenifer Pettus, Neil Bigley, Tim Main, Dania Pettus


Celebrate Christmas Eve in RiNo with The Summit family

The Summit Church
3300 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

In town for the holidays? Come celebrate Christmas Eve in RiNo with The Summit family. We’ll sing together, enjoy some hot cocoa, and reflect on what Christmas is all about. Families are welcome!


Personal Perceptions @ Hinterland

3254 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205 

“Personal Perceptions”
by Linda M. Graham
November 13-December 5, 2014
Opening Reception:
Friday, Nov. 14, 6-9pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday/Saturday 12-5pm; Fridays 12-9pm

Moving light projected onto layered bent translucent plexiglass in a dark environment creates fascinating images, bringing to mind the nature of light and the mysteries of the cosmos. Come experience the explorations. Inquiries: |


Helikon celebrates 1 Year with Muses II and Volume

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

Muses of Mount Helikon II / Volume: A Postcard Tribute to CPR's OpenAir

Open December 5th & Closing Saturday, December 20th

Join Helikon as we celebrate our first anniversary with a simultaneous exhibition of two separate shows. Muses II is our definitive, year-end group exhibition of artists from across the US. Volume is a locals-only invitational show where artists created artwork in postcard size on the topic of music. Helikon is donating all gallery profits from Volume to support Colorado Public Radio. Entry is free and open to the public.


Coming Very Soon! Processus @ 2400 Curtis

Fundraising campaign & memberships:

Processus will be opening soon at 2400 Curtis. Started by RiNo artists Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez for artists and community members to think, make and interact, Processus will have a wood/sculpture shop, a darkroom and a clean area for printmaking and framing, art services, coffee tastings and discussions on art and life. Please contribute through Indiegogo campaign before November 2nd, sign up for a membership or a punch card to start making things as soon as we open. We will continue to raise the funds we need to better serve the Creative community after the deadline. For more information about donations or membership, please visit, email us at or call Viviane Le Courtois at 303 526 8064.


Plinth Gallery features Sam Chung’s “Skyscapes”

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

Plinth Gallery continues with Sam Chung and “Skyscapes” through December 27th

Open First Friday, December 5th, 6-9pm.

His work is well anthologized both nationally and internationally, and is featured in many collections including the Taipei County Yingge Museum in Taiwan, the Incheon World Ceramic Center in Korea, and The Everson Museum of Art in New York.


Reed Weimer - Abstractions - opens at Pattern Shop

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

Reed Weimer - Abstractions
Opening Reception 7 November, 6-9PM

The Pattern Shop Studio’s next exhibition is a solo show by Colorado artist Reed Weimer entitled Abstractions. The exhibit will open as part of Denver Arts Week with a reception on Friday, November 7th, 2014, from 6 to 9PM and remain on display until January 2, 2015. Additional receptions will be held on Friday, December 5 and Friday January 2, from 6 to 9PM.

In the world of Reed Weimer, abstractions are built from lines and forms. Over his career, he has explored this idea in many ways, producing various series of works, both in acrylic and print. Abstractions brings together many of Weimer’s most compelling series, such as MAP, Overgrowth, Gather and Sections, to give a broad and deep understanding of his artistry. His current output draws from his earlier forms and drawings and uses them to delve more deeply into his fascination with how lines continue to define his environment and how shapes, from microscopic to landscape sized, fill it in.


RiNos @ Large

RiNo Leona Lazar in Sync Squared: Group Show @ Sync Gallery (9th and Santa Fe Drive)
December 18 - January 10, 2015
Opening: Friday, December 19th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Image: Clay sculpture: Savored Moment #2


Carol Ann Waugh in Denver International Airport exhibit Here to There
from November 7th through the end of February.

The Denver Art Museum is presenting a one man retrospective of William Matthews’s watercolor paintings titled TRESSPASSING. The show will run from November 23, 2014 through May 17, 2015, and will feature 65 paintings. There are iconic watercolors of the working cowboys that Mr. Matthews is known for, as well as landscapes with industrial architecture. The artist has continued to experiment with different ways of responding to the western landscape, including typographic solutions. A number of those paintings are included. Anyone familiar with Mr. Matthews’ work will find many surprises.


Plant and fungus works by RiNo artist Viviane Le Courtois featured in Biotic November 10 - December 9, 2014 Pearl Conard Art Gallery, The Ohio State University at Mansfield – Opening Reception Friday, November 14, 2014 6pm–8pm. Biotic features a wide range of artists who share an interest in the cycle of plants, people, and organisms that make up the substance of life. Exhibiting artists will use a variety of processes and materials, including plants, bugs, and soil. For more information visit or