RiNo Art District Pop Up Events

August

Black and white photograph of two women knittingMadame Defarge Knitting Salon: Freestyle Summer Edition
Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 6-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Made, 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.

Black and white photo of two women eating pie and laughingDenver Days: Pie Social, Live Music and the Bookmobile
Friday, August 3, 6-8 p.m.
The old warehouse at 2750 Blake St.

We are kicking off Denver Days 2018 with a pie social. It’s not enough to just meet in the streets, you need pie. And pie you will have -- plus fiddler Josie Quick and street drummer Shyamuu, to call your attention and our bookmobile to get you some book love. Come for the pie, stay for the community.

Black and white photo from the movie Cabaret featuring a man in a tuxedo singing, surrounded by women dancingDr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School
Sunday, August 5, 5-7:30 p.m.
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. 

Black and white photo featuring Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick drinking cocktails, and a man in the backgroundRiNo Made Salons: The Business of Being Creative: Andy Warhol’s School of Conversation
Tuesday, August 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) summed up his first meeting with Andy Warhol: “He was shy but sharp, witty, and full of nervous energy.” Many people just give a one word description of Andy in social situations: Shy. It is the bane of the artist’s world -- making beautiful art and the difficulty of talking about it with the world. Denver Public Library and RiNo Art District present this amusing and useful salon centered on facing the world socially. Hosted by Libby Barbee and ???, this workshop posing as a party will help you relax in social situations and give you a handful of techniques to calm your nerves and be the authentic you while you share your life and art with the world. This workshop can help to open doors for artists -- plus it is a lot of fun! Please register (RSVP) for this ‘party.’

Photo of paper folded elaborately in the shape of five-pointed starsDIY Home Edition: The Japanese Art of Gift Presentation
Thursday, August 16, 6-8 p.m.
RiNo Made, 3501 Wazee St.

Most of us think of origami as little paper cranes and frogs made from folded paper. It is also used as a unique and artful way to present gifts to people you care about. Skilled teacher Nancy Kiyota demonstrates several beautiful origami techniques for gift presentation and you’ll take home your creations to give as a gift or to gift to yourself. All materials are provided. Please register for this class online.

Black and white photo of a carnival both with two men behind the counter and a game in the backgroundSummer Carnival Fun at Velorama
Friday-Sunday, August 17-19, all day
Velorama Festival, 27th and Blake St.

Denver Public Library is bringing the County Fair realness to the Velorama Festival. Take a stroll on the festival midway and then join us for an old school carny game and win prizes! Step right up! All for free, all for fun.

 

September

Photo of a woman dressed like a faerie holding an appleDr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: Autumn Faeries Edition
Sunday, September 2, 5-7:30 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Join our host, burlesque queen Vivienne Vavoom, at Denver Public Library’s Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. This month, our model pays homage to autumn and Victorian faeries through carefully chosen costumes and props. All skill levels are welcome; all non-messy art mediums are okay. Food and beverage is available at the event.

Photo credit: Robyn Goodfellow

Photo of a colorful mural featuring birds, suns, hearts, trees, a rainbow, houses, and flags.Crush Jr., Kid’s Art Experiences at Crush Mural Festival
Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9, various times
Various locations, RiNo Art District

Denver Public Library and RiNo Art District team up with the Crush Mural Festival to create fun, artistic experiences for kids. Each of the three workshops will offer different art techniques for young artists to explore.

Drawing of a woman sitting cross-legged looking down at her knitting.Madame Defarge Knitting Salon: Freestyle Edition
Every Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m.
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. Drinks and food available on site.

Portrait of a family with a mom, dad, two girls and a boy, all in matching brown and green outfits.Awkward Family Fotos @ First Friday in RiNo
Friday, September 7, 6-9 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Denver Public Library is bringing in autumn props and over-the-top sweaters for you to create a green screen portrait for the season. Our photographers will snap your photo and then instantly email it to you! 

Photo of a group of people looking at art painted on the outside of a building.Photo Walking Tour of the Crush Mural Festival
Saturday, September 8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St.

Take a walking tour of the Crush Mural Festival with professional photographer, Amy Wright. She’ll explore the 2018 murals and share techniques for photographing large art pieces. Start at the Denver Central Market for coffee and a chat about the tour, then head out to learn about and photograph new RiNo murals. Wear good walking shoes and bring a few bills for coffee breaks along the route. Please register for this event.

Painting of the monopoly man with wings holding a bag of money and a spray paint can with a dollar sign and money surrounding him.RiNo Made Salons: The Business of Being Creative: Denver Public Library Business Resources
Tuesday, September 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Join specialist librarian, Amanda Armstrong, as she guides you through the abundant resources available for free at your library. Amanda will present information on databases and research materials that are useful for creative entrepreneurs and startup businesses. And she’ll take your questions about more in-depth inquiries. Please register for this event.

Photo of a blue and white sweater laying on grass, with scissors on top, and the words "how to unravel a sweater."DIY Home Edition: Unraveling: Reclaiming Yarn from Thrift Store Sweaters
Thursday, September 27, 6-8 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Master knitter and yarn expert, Janny Potter, joins Denver Public Library and Rino Art District to show you how to take sweaters from the thrift store and turn them into ready-to-knit skeins of yarn. Learn the ins and outs of unraveling, straightening and washing pre-knitted yarn to use again in your fiber projects. Please register for this event