Denver’s RiNo district is home to cool coffee shops, industrial storefronts, and yummy eats. But one of the coolest things that this neighborhood boasts is The Crush, a week long event of celebration of Denver street art and community engagement. We stumbled upon it while in Denver a couple weeks ago and had so much fun wandering around and taking pictures of everything we saw. Check it out below!
We hopped over to Denver while on a trip to Colorado a few weeks ago and one of our travel party said that they wanted to go check out the Denver street art! I’m always down for some street art (you can check out some in Christchurch, New Zealand by clicking here).
The Crush’s website states that they are “on a mission to celebrate art, urban beautification, creativity, and culture by enriching the community through an arts festival like no other.” I think it’s so cool that the community is coming together to create Denver street art to beautify the area.
‘Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint.’ — Banksy
There is something incredibly inspiring about street art to me. It takes blank spaces, or spaces filled with graffiti, and transforms them into something beautiful, meaningful, and intentional. There are grandiose political statements to entertaining cartoons, simple adjustments and vast murals. I always find myself having to stop and stare! There’s something so striking about bright colors on something previously so plain!
Do you like street art? What’s your favorite things about it? Share any thoughts down below!
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