We worked with every school in the metro area to encourage art teachers to participate and bring their students down, says spokesman Jonathan Bitz, a talent buyer for the Meadowlark. For that single act of bravery on any participating kids part, there will be payback, he adds, in the form of established artists Mike Graves, Christopher Owen Nelson, Josh Holland and Brandon Roth. Theyll be walking around constructively working with the kids on their works, showing by demonstration that you really can be a local artist in Denver. And on the musical front, several up-and-coming high-school bands will perform, including Purple Fluid, led by the sons of Ricki Kulwicki, guitarist of Denvers own the Fluid, and nine-and-a-half-year-old Boulder guitar phenom Jaden Carlson.
The festival is free; get more details at www.larimersidewalkartsfestival.com.
Sat., Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2010