"We know the businesses in the area pretty well," Smith says. "Somebody in the Ballpark neighborhood might not have any idea that we have all these fantastic little restaurants and coffee shops here in RiNo, so instead of a hoity-toity event with champagne, we thought it would be much better to get all these local businesses to show off what they do." The celebration's biggest jewel, though, is a juried art exhibition in the gallery, with awards being given out at 8 p.m. Before that consummation of the space, however, there will also be a ribbon-cutting, live music and refreshments, a photo booth, film screenings and more, plus a perfect chance to explore the Laundry's brave new world.
The Laundry on Lawrence is located at 2701 Lawrence Street in RiNo; for more information, visit http://thespacecreators.com/places/laundry_on_lawrence.
Fri., Jan. 27, 6-10 p.m., 2012