Denver is full of colorful, interesting, and sometimes weird, street art. Even if you aren’t in RiNo, the neighborhood known for almost every wall being covered in a mural, you will find something to check out wherever you’re strolling in downtown. With this warm fall/winter we’ve been having too, I bet there’s still plenty of time for you to wander around one weekend and I’d highly recommend it. Heck, for those braver than me, you could even bundle up when the temperatures do drop and still enjoy yourself. Looking at art and noticing the details, the color, the shapes, is an pleasant pastime and is a nice way to appreciate artists’ work.
Honestly, I’m not sure I have much to say about street art. It’s better for you to go out and see it for yourself than for me to talk about it. See what speaks to you. Study the art that doesn’t speak to you too because that’s also worthwhile. I’ve found rainbow art, squirrel art, and Star Wars art (see below) among many other pieces. There has been more art that I’ve seen but haven’t taken a picture of than the pictures I did take. There is art on the side of buildings, on the side of Cherry Creek trail, on the sidewalk. There is collaborative art and there is solo art and there is even that art we call tagging and graffiti. Ok, maybe tagging and graffiti are more trespassing than they are art, but there was a time a few years ago when I saw the tag, “Sardine”, all over the place, and I was obsessed with it. It has a special place in my heart, I won’t deny it. There is art on garages and art projected onto buildings as if they were screens.
Check out some of my favorites below and go investigating and adventuring on your own sometime, let me know what you discover! Denver also has guided and self-guided art tours for those that are interested.
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