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“You don’t have to pack your bag to take this trip.” That’s the mantra Sharon Rudden of Tennyson Street’s Studio 52 keeps chanting in introduction to the second annual Tenn-Low Turismo, a neighborly scavenger hunt hosted by the Berkeley District Merchants Association to showcase businesses concentrated on or between Tennyson and Lowell streets in northwest Denver. Rudden, one of the event’s chief organizers (who happily characterizes herself as a woman with too many ideas in her head), also notes that this event capitalizes on the district’s convivial and laid-back mood, so don’t expect anyone to put on any airs. It’s a block party with a purpose, and it doesn’t end there; also on tap today in Tenn-Low is the Art in the Park art fair, featuring thirty or more artists, live music and adjunct activities for families.

It all starts and finishes in Cesar Chavez Park, 41st Avenue and Tennyson Street, where scavenger hunt registration and the fair both begin at 10 a.m.; from there, you can decide whether to accept the scavenging challenges or just hang in the park and shop the art. But be forewarned: Serious hunters (pets included) are advised to come in costume for a chance to win a prize, and they must return to the park by 2 p.m. sharp, stamped passports in hand, to turn in their points. Art and activities will continue until 4 p.m., and everything’s free. Visit for details or to register in advance.
Sat., Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2009


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