Also, because RiNo likes to throw a party when it swings open its many doors, the district will host an iron-pour performance/demonstration by members of the University of Colorado Denver sculpture program from 1 to 5 p.m. at Ironton Studios, where Biker Jim will be dealing dogs and the studios will be open to visit. Guests are invited to carve a sand tile for casting for $10 (makes a swell Mother's Day activity or gift!), and an after-party follows from 4 to 6 p.m., featuring Create Denver's own Catalyst Ale, specially brewed by Wynkoop Brewery using a bouquet of house yeasts from six local breweries to flavor the inspiring suds. Besides tasting mighty fine, beer sales will benefit the new RiNo nonprofit organization.
RiNo's frontier comprises a blend of youthful collectives, high-end galleries, house galleries, warehouses full of studios and other fascinating holes-in-the-wall. Start early -- the tour runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- and don't forget to visit www.rivernorthart.com for a complete map of open locations.
Sun., May 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 2012