Picture Perfect

It was a simple walk around his own neighborhood — and the beauty of a Denver Urban Gardens project there — that inspired Eric Matelski’s vision for Art Farm. The artist saw the garden as a perfect spot for an art show, so he connected with DUG, and the event was born.

“I thought, if I could do something that really invites the public into these spaces, it would be really cool,” says Matelski. “I’m already doing art, so why not create something that’s not a typical setting for a gallery?”

The three-hour-only exhibition will bring art-scene favorite Phil Bender back to Art Farm for another year; his work will hang alongside a mural from local ArtReach students, who danced on a canvas with paint to create the special piece. Live music, local brews and light snacks will round out the family-friendly blend of art and agriculture.

Art Farm runs from 4 to 7 p.m. today only at the DUG's West Washington Park Community Garden, 201 Grant Street. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested; visit dug.org/art-farm to make yours.
Sat., Aug. 23, 4-7 p.m., 2014

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