A recent Artsy article details the findings of a new study that shows the overwhelming positive impact on communities that public art can have. CRUSH has witnessed this impact over the seven years it has been bringing street art and graffiti to the alleys of RiNo, allowing for increased safety, activation, and engagement in our neighborhood.
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Thank you to everyone for the the love and support and for helping make CRUSH what it is today.
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RiNo’s annual street art event, The Crush, is back to transform the neighborhood into an urban art safari with vibrant, new murals this fall. From Sept 12 through Sept 18, local and international artists will descend on RiNo for one week of painting, ultimately resulting in the creation of nearly 100 new murals throughout the area.
"When September rolls around, it's Colorado Crush month in RiNo. The graffiti and street-art centered event, called Crush for short, will bring local and international artists, live painting, food and drink, b-boys and plenty more to the neighborhood on September 17 and 18. From the 2700 block of Larimer Street, Crush will work its way up the alleyway, taking on concrete canvases within a ten-block radius. The repainting will start on September 12, culminating in live-painting and the final reveal."
Denver's largest street art event is looking for volunteers to assist in preparations for the upcoming event. Volunteers will help make way for new art in the River North(RiNo) neighborhood of North Denver. Volunteers are needed to prime and paint over last year's murals and to serve as artists' aides as they create their masterpieces.
Mark your calendars, The Crush is coming back to the streets of RiNo this fall to cover the neighborhood in colorful, creative murals once again. From September 12-18, over 40 local, national, and international artists will descend on the north Denver neighborhood to convert the ancient brick, concrete, and refurbished industrial buildings into vibrant canvases during the area's signature annual street art event.