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Become Inspired By Denver Street Art

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AIGA Colorado
Published
October 12, 2015
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Historically, we associate urban art with vandalism: crude symbols painted on train cars and dilapidated buildings by miscreant youth.

However, in Denver’s up-and-coming RiNo district, and similar neighborhoods nationally, that perception is changing. Fantastic street artists, no longer constrained by a dubious witching hour work-flow, are now teaming up with local businesses to create a colorful overlay upon previously nondescript downtown edifices.

The effect is startling. It’s transformed the nascent business community into the most vivid stretch of road in Colorado, tying the locally-owned bars, breweries, restaurants, and music venues together with a bold and exciting design aesthetic. It’s also given the RiNo District’s First Friday Art Walk a unique outdoor element as it competes with other Art Walk offerings on Santa Fe and Tennyson Street.

Below are some of my favorite pieces. Make your way north on Larimer Street from downtown to see them for yourself!

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  • urbanbricks

    These beautiful works of art should be accompanied by credits and links! It’s important for the artists to always be recognized. Here are a few I can offer.

    Cover scene: *I think* this is Michael Ortiz but I could be wrong. Either way he’s got a lot of good art up this corridor. http://www.michaelortizart.com/
    Pic 1 (lion). Patrick Kane McGregor – http://www.patrickkanemcgregor.com
    Pic 2 (woman). Thomas Detour Evans – http://iamdetour.com

    • Aina Thomas

      Thank you for the info, the blog has been written by a artwork admirer. we will add the credits.

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