First Friday at River North Art District

  • April 5, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Just north of downtown, you’ll find the River North Art District, which goes by the catchy nickname RiNo – the district has even adopted a Rhino design for its official insignia. RiNo is rapidly becoming the hotspot for artsy types in Denver, with a remarkable array of creative businesses, including architects, art galleries, designers, furniture makers, illustrators, painters, media artists, photographers, sculptors, and a wealth of studio spaces. While retaining its industrial character, the neighborhood has become fertile ground for established and emerging arts and artists. RiNo is bounded by I-70 to the North, I-25 to the West, Park Avenue West to the South, and Arapahoe Street to the East.

Where to Meet the Group:  Meet at 6pm at the Dry Ice Factory where 32 contemporary artists working in fiber, drawing, painting, ceramics, cast-paper, print-making, encaustic, jewelry, glass, installations, sculpture, and mixed media, have studios in this building (entrance through the Ice Cube Gallery). Free and open to the public.

Optional Refreshment:  After browsing, we'll find our way to Jakes located at 3800 Walnut Street. Check out the menu...http://www.jakesdenver.com/

See you there!

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  • Joseph M

    I had to cut it short, but I enjoyed what I did see.

    April 9, 2013

  • Pam M.

    Thanks for a great night, as usual, Debbie!

    April 6, 2013

  • Janice G.

    I wish more galleries were open and more spaces were rented out. The ones that were open were very interesting though.

    April 6, 2013

    • Debbie

      Don't think this art district has as much traffic as others like the Santa Fe Art District. The galleries are more spread out and involve more walking and/or driving, Plus yesterday was opening day for the Rockies so people were probably more interested in getting home. I bet next time you visit there will be more open! Glad you enjoyed it!

      April 6, 2013

  • Tatianna G.

    I enjoyed it, a well-hidden secret...

    April 5, 2013

  • Tatianna G.

    I came a little late, so, didn't see everyone, but, kept running into people all over the place... interesting set-up with the studios, and fun meeting the artists.

    April 5, 2013

  • Maggie

    Great fun. Very interesting. Good to see the group!

    April 5, 2013

  • Debbie

    So much FUN! The Dry Ice Factory had some interesting art (loved the dress art) and the Pattern Shop Studio is always a special place to visit! I really enjoyed Jake's - what a great place!

    April 5, 2013

  • Linda

    Many wonderful artist.

    April 5, 2013

  • Eleanor

    A great first meetup with Baby Boomers

    April 5, 2013

  • Jo A.

    Thanks , Debbie this wss a lot of fun.

    April 5, 2013

  • Susan

    excellent

    April 5, 2013

  • Lynda M.

    sorry I cant make it by 6 pm, caught up with work today.

    April 5, 2013

  • Maria

    Hi I woke up with a cold. still there after work. I better stay home and not spread my germs. Have fun.

    April 5, 2013

  • Janice G.

    I'll be driving from the the area near C-470/Ken Caryl/Kipling. Anyone want to car pool?

    March 31, 2013

    • Sue B

      Hi Janice, I live near Wadsworth and Chatfield, where would you like to meet? What time?

      April 4, 2013

    • Kat S.

      Janice i had to cancel due to wicked toothache. So i wont need to carpool. Have fun!!

      April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am so angry. The water has been off in my building since 10 this morning. It was only to be off until one! I can't take a shower or even get a drink of water. If it comes on in the next hour I'll definitely make it and find you. So sorry, I am just not having any luck being able to go to the things I sign up for.

    April 5, 2013

  • Kat S.

    Tooth infection after tooth repair from last week. Ugh. Ouch. Hate to miss - sounded like alotta fun! Next time!!

    April 5, 2013

  • Carla

    I'm behind on work deadlines today so I'm going to change my RSVP; I may try to find you if I can make it later! Too if-fy right now

    April 5, 2013

  • Debbie

    Look for me holding the red balloon - with this many people, it's the only way you'll find me! I'll browse for about 1-1/2 hours then make my way to Jakes. Too many people for name tags, so hope to meet you, enjoy some art and see you at Jakes!

    April 5, 2013

  • KATHLEEN

    May make it late but can't make 6:00- hope to find some of the group later

    April 5, 2013

  • Sue B

    Perfect, see you at 5pm

    April 5, 2013

  • Janice G.

    I will be at Aspen Grove, in front of Pier 1, holding a pink piece of paper at 5:00 PM if anyone wants to car pool from there.

    April 5, 2013

  • Lynda M.

    Looking forward to it. Im a new member to this group.

    April 4, 2013

  • Deborah

    Sorry to miss it have a great time

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    April 4, 2013

  • Nancy

    Anyone want to carpool from Fort Collins area? Tx...

    April 3, 2013

    • Nancy

      Never mind; I'll go to the Ft. Collins Art Walk this time too :-)

      April 4, 2013

  • Gretchen N.

    I think I'll go to Ft. Collins Art Walk, instead. It is closer for me, and LoDo is impossible to park and manage on a Friday eve.

    April 4, 2013

  • Janice G.

    Would anyone else like to meet us at Aspen Grove at 5:00 PM in front of Pier 1 to carpool into town?

    April 4, 2013

  • Noreen

    I knew this week at work was going to be busy, but it was intense & beyond. I am giving myself permission to relax and hibernate tomorrow night. It's just not a good night for enjoying myself in the Art District.My loss, I'm sure. Have FUN!

    April 3, 2013

  • Art

    If I get off work in time.

    April 3, 2013

  • Robin

    I realize that's Opening Day for the Rockies!

    April 3, 2013

  • Lynda M.

    I will try to make it, if I can. Sounds like fun!!

    April 3, 2013

  • Debbie

    Look for me holding the red balloon - with this many people, it's the only way you'll find me! Too many people for name tags, so hope to meet you, enjoy some art and later see you at Jakes!

    April 3, 2013

  • Amy

    I am so bummed. This was going to be my 1st event with the group! I have to cancel

    April 2, 2013

  • Katherine (aka, ".

    Sorry to miss this but something came up.

    April 1, 2013

  • Roberta K.

    I'll be coming from Superior. Is there anyone from Boulder/L'ville/Superior I could get a ride with? Will be happy to meet you at a convenient designated spot.

    March 31, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Looking forward to meeting this group.
    Michael

    March 30, 2013

  • Babe B.

    Wish I were home in Co. to make this one...'-(

    March 30, 2013

  • Dori

    Forgot it was the Rockies Opening Day, not sure when I would get there, so can't commit.

    March 22, 2013

  • Mikelyn

    Just got back from my trip to Japan. Want to experience RiNo with this great group.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just moved to Denver area one week ago, and am looking forward to meeting new friends. Looking forward to this meetup :)

    March 12, 2013

  • Denley

    Well, I was scheduled to be in town, but my fuel pump went out in western Montana. So I am a day behind now and won't be back until Saturday. Then I get to go out to Iowa next week so I will be waiting for another event inside my schedule. Hate missing this since I am a fan of First Friday. Maybe I will stop by Bill Cody's place and see what they are doing for their First Friday.

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    February 25, 2013

  • thomas s.

    Any other artists among us Boomers?

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds interesting. Have never attended one of your events.

    February 24, 2013

  • Denley

    Hope to make it. I am in town on many Fridays, but not all, but I love Art Walks on First Friday. I have made many good friends over the years along Santa Fe.

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Art and Socializing!! Add wine and you have three of my favorite things. See you there.

    February 23, 2013

  • Pam M.

    I work until 630, but would love to meet up with you ~7 during your browsing and then for dinner. Will this work?

    February 22, 2013

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