Shows, Shows, Shows: A Glimpse of Rhinoceropolis Through Flier Art

There's no talking about a storied DIY venue in Denver history without taking a look back at the fliers for shows at Rhinoceropolis. Sometimes these works were a collaboration between a visual artist and musicians; other times the pieces were made by musicians themselves. But fleirs have always been a way to convey information and simultaneously a feeling and that feeling for Rhino was undeniable - whatever is going to happen there on any given night, it's going to be fucking cool.

For a place like Rhinoceropolis, often these works of art have been as memorable as the shows they were touting. Here, we've shared just a handful this visual history from some of Rhinoceropolis's hundreds of shows over the last decade. With work from Milton Melvin Croissant III, Katrin Davis, Travis Egedy, Ryan Riss and many more creators. It is merely a surface survey, but everything from the hand-drawn to computer-generated to collage poster pieces show off just what makes Rhinoceropolis so great — the people who make the art inside of it. 
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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
Contact: Bree Davies