Thirty Reasons to Go to RiNo's Colorado Crush 2016

It's Friday, and that means the weekend awaits in all of its colorful glory. And events don't get more colorful than Colorado Crush 2016. In case you missed our previous coverage, RiNo is hosting a huge street-art event over the next two days with 75 artists, 55 of whom are local, repainting sanctioned walls in the area around the 2400 to 3400 blocks of Larimer Street, all under the eyes of Crush founders Jonathan Lamb and Robin Munro, as well as Tracy Weil, River North Art District co-founder and chair.

Many of the artists have been painting all week, creating thirty really good reasons to head to RiNo for Crush weekend. 

1. Jose Mertz and Woes
1. Jose Mertz and Woes
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2. Scribe works on a colorful duo collab with Mike Graves.
2. Scribe works on a colorful duo collab with Mike Graves.
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3. A Stranger Things monster by RTD crew and graffiti legend Ben Chase Thompson.
3. A Stranger Things monster by RTD crew and graffiti legend Ben Chase Thompson.
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4. Artist Chris Haven in front of his mural "That City Life."
4. Artist Chris Haven in front of his mural "That City Life."
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5. Cold Crush owner DJ Musa Bailey and son Glen show off their paint-covered hands.
5. Cold Crush owner DJ Musa Bailey and son Glen show off their paint-covered hands.
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6. Thomas Evans in front of his mural on Nocturne.
6. Thomas Evans in front of his mural on Nocturne.
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7. A Stranger Things homage by the RTD crew absolutely destroys.
7. A Stranger Things homage by the RTD crew absolutely destroys.
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8. Delton Demarest works on a Stranger Things monster.
8. Delton Demarest works on a Stranger Things monster.
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9. Michael Ortiz of Like Minded Productions paints into the night on his VOA mural.
9. Michael Ortiz of Like Minded Productions paints into the night on his VOA mural.
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10. Mike Graves and family are all smiles in front of his mural for Colorado Crush 2016.
10. Mike Graves and family are all smiles in front of his mural for Colorado Crush 2016.
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11. Scribe and Mike Graves talk collaboration details at Colorado Crush 2016.
11. Scribe and Mike Graves talk collaboration details at Colorado Crush 2016.
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12. Artist Mary Brink, aka Pretty Kitty, shows off some handstand moves in front of her mural at Crush 2016.
12. Artist Mary Brink, aka Pretty Kitty, shows off some handstand moves in front of her mural at Crush 2016.
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13. Artist Mary Brink, aka Pretty Kitty, shows off some handstand moves in front of her mural at Crush 2016.
13. Artist Mary Brink, aka Pretty Kitty, shows off some handstand moves in front of her mural at Crush 2016.
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14. Kasey Kawaguchi in front of his mural, a collab with Ease, at Crush 2016.
14. Kasey Kawaguchi in front of his mural, a collab with Ease, at Crush 2016.
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14. Kasey Kawaguchi in front of his mural, a collab with Ease, at Crush 2016.
14. Kasey Kawaguchi in front of his mural, a collab with Ease, at Crush 2016.
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16. Scribe works on a mural for Colorado Crush 2016.
16. Scribe works on a mural for Colorado Crush 2016.
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17. Brian Scott Hampton works on a mural for Crush 2016.
17. Brian Scott Hampton works on a mural for Crush 2016.
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18. Phero works on a mural, a three-way collab with MPek and Brian Scott Hampton.
18. Phero works on a mural, a three-way collab with MPek and Brian Scott Hampton.
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19. Mpek paints a fresh mural for Colorado Crush 2016.
19. Mpek paints a fresh mural for Colorado Crush 2016.
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20. A mural by Japanese artist Sense.
20. A mural by Japanese artist Sense.
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21. A work in progress at Colorado Crush 2016.
21. A work in progress at Colorado Crush 2016.
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22. Miami-based Woes works on a main wall mural for Crush 2016.
22. Miami-based Woes works on a main wall mural for Crush 2016.
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23. Travis Gillan going hard in the paint.
23. Travis Gillan going hard in the paint.
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24. Michael Roy, aka Birdcap, working on a mural for Crush 2016.
24. Michael Roy, aka Birdcap, working on a mural for Crush 2016.
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25. Elle Street Art out of Brooklyn works on her mural for Crush 2016.
25. Elle Street Art out of Brooklyn works on her mural for Crush 2016.
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26. Tennessee artists Brandon Marshall and Michael Roy working on a collaborative mural.
26. Tennessee artists Brandon Marshall and Michael Roy working on a collaborative mural.
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27. Markham Maes aka Shitty KItten at work in RiNo.
27. Markham Maes aka Shitty KItten at work in RiNo.
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28. Ladies Fancywork Society installed "The Goede" on Tuesday, September 13.
28. Ladies Fancywork Society installed "The Goede" on Tuesday, September 13.
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29. Michael Ortiz works late into the night on his mural, a triptych of three garage doors at the VOA.
29. Michael Ortiz works late into the night on his mural, a triptych of three garage doors at the VOA.
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30. Spanish artist Dulk paints the most prestigious wall in Crush with an homage to his children's book The Tortoise and Harriet.
30. Spanish artist Dulk paints the most prestigious wall in Crush with an homage to his children's book The Tortoise and Harriet.
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