Art

The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016

  • Koko Bayer on 32nd Street and Walnut, at the Denver Hardware building.
  • John Van Horn and Vinny Alfonso in front of their collaborative mural for Crush 2016.
  • A mural by Casey Kawaguchi and Ease 1.
  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
  • Artist Mary Schaefer Brink does hand stands in front of her mural at Crush 2016.
  • A mural by Denton Burrows.
  • A piece by Woes and Joes Mertz.
  • Mpek works on a collaborative mural for Crush 2016.
  • Ozjuah Sepia and family paint during Crush 2016.
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  • Gets paints a mural in the RTD Stranger Things alleyway.
  • Awol works on her piece for Crush 2016.
  • Casey Kawaguchi paints in RiNo for Crush 2016.
  • Patrick Kane Mcgregor paints with son Tristan during Colorado Crush 2016.
  • Joshua Mays works on his mural on the Phoenix Wall at Cold Crush.
  • Thomas Evans in front of his mural for Crush 2016, located on Nocturne.
  • Gets paints a mural in the RTD Stranger Things alleyway.
  • Gets paints a mural in the RTD Stranger Things alleyway.
  • A piece by Kwue Molly on Denver Hardware.
  • A wicked grin on this piece by Mike Graves.
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  • Chris Haven in front of his mural for Crush 2016.
  • Phero works on a collaborative mural for Crush 2016.
  • Brandon Marshal, Nosey42, and Michael Roy, Birdcap, in front of their mural for Crush 2016.
  • Phero works on a collaborative mural for Crush 2016.
  • Joshua Mays works on his mural for Crush 2016.
  • A mural by Kyle Warfield and Julia Belamarich.
  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
  • Mike Graves and family during Crush 2016.
  • An installation by the artists collective known as Ladies Fancywork Society.
  • Birdcap aka Michael Roy from Memphis works on his mural for Crush 2016.
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  • Queens of Hip Hop at Crush 2016.
  • Musa Bailey and son at Crush 2016.
  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
  • A mural by Travis Gillan.
  • A mural by Prose at Crush 2016.
  • Patrick Kane Mcgregor paints during Colorado Crush 2016.
  • Travis Gillan paints his mural for Crush 2016.
  • A Stranger Things mural by Ben Chase Thompson.
  • Delton Demarest works on a mural at Crush 2016.
  • Rodwasworld aka Rodrigo Londono works on his mural for Crush 2016.
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  • A mural by Kyle Warfield and Julia Belamarich, collectively called Extra Vitamins.
  • Woes had the biggest, baddest murals in this year's Crush 2016.
  • A mural by Chris Korink.
  • Artist Brandon Marshall from Tennesse.
  • Mpek works on a collaborative mural for Crush 2016.
  • A sketch by Markham Maes.
  • Awol works on her piece for Crush 2016.
  • Artist Brandon Marshall of Tennessee paints in Crush 2016.
  • A mural by Dulk 1 from Spain entitled "The Tortoise and the Harriet," based on a childrens novel by the same name.
  • A mural by Dulk 1 from Spain entitled "The Tortoise and the Harriet," based on a childrens novel by the same name.
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  • Rodwasworld aka Rodrigo Londono works on his mural for Crush 2016.
  • Brian Scott Hampton works on his mural during Crush 2016.
  • Phero works on his mural during Crush 2016.
  • Casey Kawaguchi in front of his collab with Ease, Colorado Crush 2016.
  • Phero works on his mural during Crush 2016.
  • A mural by Scribe and Mike Graves.
  • A mural by Scribe and Mike Graves.
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  • A mural soon to be painted by Blaine Fontana.
  • Jose Mertz and Woes work on the big wall at Crush 2016.
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  • Artist Mary Schaefer Brink does hand stands in front of her mural at Crush 2016.
  • Artist Mary Schaefer Brink does hand stands in front of her mural at Crush 2016.
  • Artist Mary Schaefer Brink does hand stands in front of her mural at Crush 2016.
  • Artist Mary Schaefer Brink does hand stands in front of her mural at Crush 2016.
  • Artist Mary Schaefer Brink does hand stands in front of her mural at Crush 2016.
  • A mural by Scribe and Mike Graves.
  • A mural by Scribe and Mike Graves.
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  • Mike Graves and family during Crush 2016.
  • Mike Graves and family during Crush 2016.
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  • Mike Graves and family during Crush 2016.
  • A mural by Luke A. Beylor.
  • Michael Ortiz, half of Like Minded Productions, in front of his mural on the Volunteers of America building. This is the first time this space has ever been painted, in the festival or otherwise.
  • Michael Ortiz, half of Like Minded Productions, in front of his mural on the Volunteers of America building. This is the first time this space has ever been painted.
  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
  • Brandon Marshall, Nosey42, and Michael Roy, Birdcap, stand in front of their mural for Colorado Crush.
  • A mural by Travis Gillan.
  • Aaron aka Woes out of Los Angeles.
  • Details of the Stranger Things mural in the RTD alleyway.
  • Woes and Jose Mertz work on their mural for Crush 2016.
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  • Woes and Jose Mertz work on their mural for Crush 2016.
  • Artist Michael Roy from Tennessee in front of his mural for Crush 2016.
  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
  • Artist Michael Roy from Tennessee in front of his mural for Crush 2016.
  • Markham Maes works on his mural for Crush 2016.
  • A mural by Markham Maes.
  • A mural by Patrick Kane Mcgregor.
  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
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  • A mural by international artists Shalak and Smoky.
  • Based in Canada, artists Shalak and Smoky.
  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
  • Koko Bayer pastes her largest urban art piece to date on Denver Hardware.
  • Koko Bayer pastes her largest urban art piece to date on Denver Hardware.
  • Koko Bayer pastes her largest urban art piece to date on Denver Hardware.
  • Ozjuah Sepia and family paint during Crush 2016, with MDMN on the left.
  • A piece by Kwue Molly at Crush 2016.
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  • A mural by Ozjuah Sepia.
  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
  • Joshua Mays works on his mural for Crush 2016.
  • Joshua Mays works on his mural for Crush 2016.
  • Joshua Mays works on his mural for Crush 2016.
  • Joshua Mays works on his mural for Crush 2016.
  • Joshua Mays works on his mural for Crush 2016.
  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
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  • The Colorful Chaos of Colorado Crush 2016
  • A mural by Luke A. Beylor.
  • Gets paints a mural in the RTD Stranger Things alleyway.
  • Gets paints a mural in the RTD Stranger Things alleyway.
  • Gets paints a mural in the RTD Stranger Things alleyway.
  • Phero works on a collaborative mural for Crush 2016.
  • John Van Horn and Vinny Alfonso's mural for Crush 2016.
  • John Van Horn and Vinny Alfonso in front of their collaborative mural for Crush 2016.
  • John Van Horn and Vinny Alfonso's mural for Crush 2016.
  • A mural by Patrick Kane Mcgregor with collaboration from his son Tristan Mcgregor.
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Lindsey Bartlett
Koko Bayer on 32nd Street and Walnut, at the Denver Hardware building.
The Colorado Crush whirlwind came and went, leaving beautiful art in its path. The annual event painted more walls in River North than ever before, spanning ten blocks and solidifying the RiNo Art District as a leader in the urban arts scene — not just in this state, but in the country. Among the eighty artists who painted during this year's Crush were Max Sansing, Dulk, Kwue Molly, Koko Bayer, Robin Munro, Casey Kawaguchi, Luis Valle, Anthony Garcia, Michael Ortiz, Shalak, Smoky, Boy Kong, Jose Mertz, Woes, Joseph Martinez, Patrick Kane McGreggor, Chris Haven, Koko Bayer, Mpek, Jake Merten, Jher, Delton Demarest, Ben Chase Thompson, Thomas Evans, Joshua Mays, Mike Graves, Scribe and many more. All photos by Lindsey Bartlett.