Touring Denver – Part 3 – Back To The RiNo

After taking the candy tour at Hammond’s Touring Denver – Part 1 – Hammond’s Candy Factory, and going to Balistreri Vineyards Touring Denver – Part 2 – Balistreri Vineyards, we felt like it was good to walk around a bit. Another fun touristy thing that has made it’s way on to the go-to list whenever we have visitors in town is the RiNo (River North District of Denver) art walk. So of course, when my niece Jenni was here, I took her there as well. Every time I go, there is always something new to see.

The art is so creative and colorful, and it is always changing. Every inch of available space is painted. There are no rules and there is no rhyme or reason as to what is painted or how. There are the newest works to my eyes. There is always so much to see too. It’s hard not taking a ton of pictures.

I love this one because of the old church clock in the background mixing with the vibrant new walls of the RiNo.

Yet another old, steepled church in the background, once again mixing the old and the new.

As you can see, there is a lot of talent to be found on the walls, in the streets, and on the windows of the RiNo.

There are even a handful of scattered fun sculptures around too, though mostly some form of painting is the preferred medium of expression.

The artwork of the RiNo is ever expanding. It is a fun, free way to see the creative side of Denver.

After a full day of experiencing many different sides of Denver, it was time to come home. At first, I thought our time was going to be limited, but Jenni extended her day a bit more, and she was able to come home for a bit. I cooked us all a delicious lamb dinner before taking Jenni back to her friend’s house, and then flying back to Iowa early the next morning.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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