RiNo Art District Pop Up Events

June

Photo of slices of toasted bread with sliced tomatoes, and balsamic vinegarThe Love Goddess’ Cooking School: Culinary Demo with Chef Shellie
Sunday, June 17, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy, 3501 Walnut St.

Beloved Chef Shellie Kark is back! She is taking some time away from her professorship at Johnson & Wales, College of Culinary Arts, to show us some great kitchen tips and recipes for the summer. Drawing inspiration from the delightful novel, The Love Goddess’ Cooking School by Melissa Senate, Shellie will share recipes and samples that echo the Italian specialties Senate lovingly describes in her book. Mangia! 

Photo of the book "The School of Essential Ingredients" sitting on a wood tabletopThe School of Essential Ingredients: Culinary Demo with Chef Shellie
Sunday, June 24, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy, 3501 Walnut St.

Great cooking includes ingredients that aren’t listed on any recipe: gratitude, empathy, love. Inspired by Erica Bauermeister’s The School of Essential Ingredients, Chef Shellie Kark will talk about cooking with mindfulness and adding in a good measure of love. Recipes and samples included. 

Image of artwork that includes the "Scrooge McDuck" in a top hat holding a bag of money in one hand and a spray paint can in the other RiNo Made Salons: The Business of Being Creative
Tuesday, June 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

RiNo Made is the brainchild of cool cats at RiNo Art District HQ -- a store dedicated to showcasing the work of artists and artisans who live and work in the RiNo area. These Tuesday night workshops are a chance for creatives to add skills that they might not have learn in art school -- the techniques of making art into a business. Check out the monthly topics at rinoartdistrict.org.

Black and white photograph of two people entering the Denver Public Library's bookmobileReading Rocket Bookmobile In RiNo
June 13, 19, 27 @ Ratio Beerworks and Taxi

Before food trucks -- before fashion trucks -- before pop up everything -- there was a bookmobile. Full of mysteries and laughs and beauty and dreams -- all to be had with your library card. Denver Public Library is bringing our bookmobile to cool hang outs near you this summer. All ages welcome, step onto our Reading Rocket and browse a varied selection of good reads. 'Member those halcyon days clambering on the bookmobile to grab your favorite Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys Mystery? Those halcyon days never went away and the Denver Public Library bookmobile is in your neighborhood to help you with your book love. Here's our schedule in RiNo:

Wednesday, June 13, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. @ Taxi, 3457 Ringsby Ct.
Tuesday, June 19, 2-3 p.m. @ Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St.
Wednesday, June 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. @ Taxi, 3457 Ringsby Ct.

Image of artwork that includes a painting of a person with red hair, a photograph of a person with red hair, and a painting of artist Andy WarholRiNo First Friday: RiNo Made Artist Opening
Friday, June 1, 6-9 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Capture your weird, funny side in a green-screen photo shoot. Hosted at RiNo Made, the new art gallery and shop at Zeppelin Station; enjoy sips, nibbles, fresh art and fun at this monthly artful gathering.

Black and white photograph of two men wearing athletic clothing, one knitting and one doing embroidery Madame Defarge Knitting Salon: Freestyling Edition
Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Whether your fiber freak flag is crochet, needlepoint, cross stitch or knitting, grab a portable handwork project and come stitch with like-minded makers. Every Thursday night we gather for stitching and conversation in the RiNo’s sleek, new Zeppelin Station. Drinks and food available on site.

Image of the book cover for "Fifty and Other F-Words"Fifty and Other F-Words: Author Talk with Margot Potter
Saturday, June 16, 3:30 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy, 3501 Walnut St.

At age 54, Margot Potter is mid-century modern personified: three notches too loud, five notches too sparkly, aging disgracefully. Writer, actress, vocalist, design expert, and on-camera talent Margot Potter has published seven books on jewelry making and design and an e-book on personal branding. Her first full length book, Fifty and Other F-words: Reflections From the Rearview Mirror, written in the spirit of Nora Ephron meets Chelsea Handler meets David Sedaris, offers up Margot’s humorously edgy perspective on navigating life after 50. Books available for purchase and signing at the event. And before her book talk, Margot will be teaching a Crafts for the Masses embroidery workshop -- at 1 p.m., same location. For additional info on her crafting event, see the Crafts for the Masses event description. 

Drawing of a woman with black hear wearing pearl earrings and a necklaceDr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: Springtime Edition with Bunny Galore
Sunday, June 3, 5-7:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Hosted by Denver's beloved burlesque queen, Vivienne Vavoom, ​this fun evening has everything: costumed models, fun themes, cash bar, great menu items, art-lovin' people.

All skill levels welcome, from professional artists to office-meeting doodlers. Bring your favorite drawing supplies and tips for the models. Plus giveaways and prizes for attendees.

All dry mediums are okay, as are dip pens and neat watercolor sets. No oil paints, messy mediums or stinky mediums. Photographers are welcome as long as they do not use flash and are respectful of the other artists and do not block anyone's view. Seating is first come, first serve.

Photo of pom poms made of yarn and attached to wooden stems sitting in a glass jarDIY Home Decor Edition: Pom Pom Flowers
Thursday, June 7, 6-8 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Make a little something to brighten your digs. Each month features a step up artisan technique. We’ll teach you and then let you tackle a project that will be ready to take home that night. For this class, it’s pom pom flowers -- an old school technique with a modern application. Seating is limited, registration is required. Register online or call 720-865-1205.

Photo of six glass water bottles with etched designs in front of a nature sceneDIY Home Edition: Etched Glass Water Bottle
Thursday, June 21, 6-8 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Everything, from juices, kombuchas and cool, crisp water, tastes better when it’s in glass. Make a swank etched water bottle that’ll sit pretty at home or at work. All materials included. Seating is limited, registration required. Register online or call 720-865-1205.

Image of Margot Potter wearing pom pom earrings and necklace with the words "color outside of the lines"Crafts for the Masses: Embroidery Hoop Dreams with Margot Potter
Saturday, June 16, 1-2:30 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy, 3501 Walnut St.

Our guest author and designer, Margot Potter, kicks of her US book tour with a stopover in Denver. And Margot wants to make sure that you have a lasting memory of her visit; join her to learn handy embroidery stitches on mini-hoops utilizing kicky imagery like owls and campers. All free and all for fun. Stick around after the workshop to hear Margot read excerpts from her new book, Fifty and Other F-words: Reflections From the Rearview Mirror -- following this workshop at 3:30 p.m. Seating is limited; registration for Crafts for the Masses is required. Register online or call 720-865-1205.

July

Photo of a slice of pie on a plate with a fork and the rest of the pie in the backgroundSweet: Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi: Culinary Demo with Chef Shellie
Sunday, July 8, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy, 3501 Walnut St.

How do you wrap up a four-course cooking demo series? With something sweet, of course. Chef Shellie explores the gorgeous new cookbook, Sweet, a collaborative effort of Chef Yotam Ottolenghi and Chef Helen Goh. Recipes and samples will be shared. 

Photo of the book "Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables"Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables: Culinary Demo with Chef Shellie
Sunday, July 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy, 3501 Walnut St.

Chef Shellie Kark focuses on Joshua McFadden’s cookbook, Six Seasons -- a James Beard Award title. Discover new and delicious ways with summer’s bounty of vegetables. Chef Shellie walks you through it step by step. Then we’ll share recipes and samples for all.

Image of artwork that includes "Scrooge McDuck" in a top hat holding a cane in one hand with bags of money at his feetRiNo Made Salon: The Business of Being Creative
Tuesday, July 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

RiNo Made is the brainchild of cool cats at RiNo Art District HQ -- a store dedicated to showcasing the work of artists and artisans who live and work in the RiNo area. These Tuesday night workshops are a chance for creatives to add skills that they might not have learn in art school -- the techniques of making art into a business. Check out the monthly topics at rinoartdistrict.org.

Photo of the interior of the restaurant, The Preservey including tables, chairs, and a counter with the kitchen and artwork in the backgroundRiNo in the Room: The Preservery
Tuesday, July 24, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
The Preservery, 3040 Blake St. #101

Intended as a chance for people to get to know the organizations, businesses and individuals that make up their community, RiNo in the Room debuts in July with a visit to one of RiNo’s most popular restaurants, The Preservery. Chef Coop will be serving up a sampling menu with a nod to great food in great literature. Co-owners Whitney and Obe Ariss will chat with guests about some of the challenges and triumphs of building The Preservery into a RiNo staple.

Photo of a young man sitting at a table with a typewriter with a sign next to him that reads "A Poem for You"RiNo First Friday at Zeppelin Station: Typewriter Poetry
Friday, July 6, 6-9 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

We want you to have a soulful experience at our next First Friday event. With just a few words to help describe you, we’ll ask our talented street poet to write an instant poem just for you. Find out what your descriptors about yourself communicate to the world -- through poetry.

Black and white photograph of five women wearing knittingMadame Defarge Knitting Salon: Freestyling Edition
Thursdays, July 5, 12, 16, 26, 6-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Whether your fiber freak flag is crochet, needlepoint, cross stitch or knitting, grab a portable handwork project and come stitch with like-minded makers. Every Thursday night we gather for stitching and conversation in the RiNo’s sleek, new Zeppelin Station. Drinks and food available on site.

Pastel drawing of a person looking downDr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: Springtime Edition with Bunny Galore
Sunday, July 1, 5-7:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

The doctor will see you now. Make sure your art is pumping strong -- hang out with us on the first Sunday of each month and sketch/draw from live models. Hosted by Denver's beloved burlesque queen, Vivienne Vavoom, ​this fun evening has everything: costumed models, fun themes, cash bar, great menu items, art-lovin' people. Plus we'll get you home in time for your Sunday night wind down. 

All skill levels welcome, from professional artists to office meeting doodlers. Bring your favorite drawing supplies and some cash for cocktails and tips for the models. Drinks and food available in the food court area.  

All dry mediums are okay, as are dip pens and neat watercolor sets. No oil paints, messy mediums or stinky mediums. Photographers are welcome as long as they do not use flash and are respectful of the other artists and do not block anyone's view. Seating is first come, first serve. 

Photo of glass bowls hanging from macrame slingsDIY Home Edition: Macrame for the Modern World
Thursday, July 19, 6-8 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Channel everything that was good and crafty about that 70s decade with a chic handmade macrame plant hanger. This free workshop includes all materials and an expert instructor. Lift up your favorite plants with a beautiful macrame accessory.

​Please register to attend this event. ​