The Great RiNO of Denver

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The Great RiNO of Denver

Alley way in RiNo.

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Alley way in RiNo.

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Alley way in RiNo.

Asseya Malki, A&E Reporter

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Many people believe that Colorado is just the open-air, outdoor State. Little do they know of the art fanatics living in the Mile High state. Coloradans have dedicated whole districts to art, one of the major sites are the River North Art District. The River North Art District is located between I-70, I-25, Park Avenue West, and Arapahoe.

The River North Art District was formed in 2005 when Artists began to be drawn to the area.  The lingering industrial buildings drew the Artists; the appeal was in the grittiness of the warehouses, factories, and auto repair shops. The area is known to have the best restaurants, galleries, breweries and more. It was completely transformed from an industrial zone to a Creative Hub.

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Mural in the RiNo District.

The River North Art District is known as the place “where art is made”, the districts logo is a rhino, which represents the district because of its nickname “RiNo”. This community is overflowing with artistic expressions, from breweries and food to street art and shops. The environment gives a feeling of comfort to anyone wanting and willing to try something new and explore. One of the best places to visit when in RiNo is The Denver Central Market, it is filled with bakeries, pizzerias, fish and meat counters, and more.

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Rhino mural in RiNo.

Murals can be seen on every block, showing the many different styles of art. It is not uncommon to visit the same mural a few weeks later and see a different image. The River North  Art District is always changing, the people and walls are always full of liveliness. It is most definitely a go-to when visiting Colorado, even for a weekend outing. You don’t want to miss out on the possibilities and numerous sites to see, aromas to smell, foods to taste and great people to meet. For further information, you can watch this video, which talks about what to expect when visiting, by clicking here