August 7, 2022

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RiNo Art District Launches Art RiNo, Weeklong Festival in September

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The area between Larimer Street and the South Platte River was largely parking lots and dusty old warehouses in 2003, when Denver issued its River North Plan, covering the stretch of land “northeast of downtown Denver between Park Avenue West and Interstate 70 and its interchange with Brighton Boulevard,” an “area with enormous potential to create a unique community that will take its position among Denver’s great places.”

Two artists who had their studios there took note of the plan, but they didn’t wait for the city to take action. In 2005, Jill Hadley Hooper and Tracy Weil came up with the RiNo nickname, formed the nonprofit River North Art District, “and it took off from there,” Weil recalls.

And how. The area has changed almost beyond recognition in the years…

Patricia Calhoun

2022-04-13 11:21:00

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