Its a way for people to learn more about the Biennial and how the locals will be involved, says RiNo spokesman Tracy Weil. Our hopes are for the Biennial to become more local in the future. We have such a wonderful pool of artists right here in Denver.
A launch party at Plus Gallery, 2501 Larimer Street, where you can also pick up a tour map and mingle with some of the aforementioned locals, begins at 11 a.m.; tours to dozens of studios and galleries in the area continue until 4 p.m., when its time to retire to Casselmans Bar, 2620 Walnut Street. RiNo tourists whove done their homework earlier can then turn in raffle tickets gathered along the way (one for each location visited, plus two more for every $100 spent on art during the tour) in hopes of winning the grand prize a $1,000 gift certificate for RiNo art or any of several lesser ones, including some pricey cases of Colorado wine from Balistreri Vineyards, restaurant gift certificates and more.
Other tour starting points include Ironton Studios and Gallery, 3636 Chestnut Place; Dry Ice Factory, 3300 Walnut Street; and Blue Silo Studios, 4701 National Western Drive; get complete details at www.rivernorthart.com.
Sat., June 19, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 2010