Get a grip! Over the weekend, Park Hill Skates transformed into an art gallery with the Get a Grip exhibit, featuring skateboard art from Denver and across the country -- including a playable guitar/skateboard combination. Photographer Christy Dodd stopped by to capture the scenes for Westword. Cont ... More >>
Truth or Dare: A Play Date with Kidrobot, an eye-catching and puckishly irreverent exhibition, continues through April 14 at Next Gallery. Curated by local artists as well as Veronica and Dan Ma, Truth or Dare gleefully eschews the false dichotomy between fine art and toys while celebrating the inge ... More >>
When Dea Webb and Dave Wendt opened Plastic Chapel eight years ago in a literal hole in the wall in Baker, the designer toy emporium was not only a pioneer business in the neighborhood, but it also owned a retail niche that hadn't been explored much in Denver. They opened the chapel doors to make pu ... More >>
Two years ago I visited the Greenest Green in Boulder, and my review at the time was what most people would consider less than favorable. So when I heard Greenest Green had opened in Denver, I put it on my must-visit list.
Eric RonshaugenWe can all get behind Toys for Tots, the perennial U.S. Marines-sponsored holiday toy drive that provides gifts for kids who might not otherwise have anything under the tree to unwrap. But artists and hipsters like to do things in their own arty-hipsterish way. Going to Walmart ... More >>
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>
No surprise that Kidrobot, a New York-based toymaker, is reportedly relocating to Boulder.
After all, the firm markets its doodads in the headiest manner imaginable: For proof, check out the video above. And its keepsakes, most of which are made from retro-hip vinyl, seem to have been dreamed up u ... More >>
Art by Carlos Fresquez.
I’m a Denver native who snuck away for seven years to live in San Francisco until circumstances called me back. A lot of people thought I was plain out of my mind to come back here, where the culture just doesn’t engulf the city like that famous San Franciscan fog. B ... More >>