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This week’s roundup of the constantly evolving RiNo neighborhood includes a report on the “feeding frenzy” that has taken over the area’s real estate market, a tour of some of RiNo’s persisting grungy destinations, and a shoutout to the art beyond the gallery and studio walls. Plus, our own mini-guide to the June shows closing soon that you may have missed, those just opened, and the major events happening this weekend.

“Denver’s River North Real Estate Market in Feeding Frenzy”

The Denver Post article tracks the huge growth of the real estate market in RiNo in the past few years and touches on some of the changes we can expect to see in the near future. An excerpt from the article highlights some of the upcoming improvements: “Among [the many things working in a complementary way] are the city’s upcoming improvements to Brighton Boulevard and the construction of a pedestrian bridge between 35th and 36th streets. The East Rail Line station at 38th and Blake streets will be “game changer” for the area, Zeppelin said.”

Graphic from Denver Post
Graphic from Denver Post

“Ten Best Places to See Street Art”

RiNo is highlighted along with the Art District at Santa Fe, the Cherry Creek Bike Path, Berkeley, Lower Highlands, and several locations outside the city as one of the best places to see street art. RiNo still has several warehouses and alleys that are perfect canvases for the urban jungle’s artistes.

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“Neighborhood Guide: RiNo Street Art”
5280 documents some of the most vibrant pieces currently gracing the buildings in the neighborhood.

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“Tour Rino: Denver’s Hottest Hotbed of Music and Art in an Up-and-Coming Desirable Urban, Hip, Undiscovered, Promising Neighborhood”
From a Westword contributor, a tongue-in-cheek tour of three gritty spots in RiNo.

CURRENT RINO EVENTS:

Last week to see:
Recent Spells: New Works by Mario Zoots @Super Ordinary
Shifting Spaces: Jennifer Omaitz @Hinterland
Alien Body presents Occult Contemporary: New Works by Travis Egedy @Dateline
Bryan Leister, Reflections @Ironton
Grimm and Strange Conversations @Helikon

New and Continuing Shows:
The Slipcast Object Revisited @Plinth Gallery
Laura Phelps Rogers and Karen Roehl @Ice Cube Gallery

Events this weekend:
Final Friday
Join Denver’s largest live music summer showcase featuring live art, live performances, food vendors, and urban bazaar that connects and highlights local venues throughout the River North Art District.

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Denver Taco Festival (Saturday and Sunday)
Back for its second year and now much larger, the Taco Festival presents a collection of Denver’s best taco makers, plus live music, Lucha Libre wrestling, chihuahua racing, live game shows, and drink specials. The event also includes a tequila expo. The festival will be held at and around The Glitter Dome at 36th and Wynkoop.

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