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The elevated sidewalks in RiNo give wanderers the feeling that they're walking through a well-preserved Clint Eastwood set rather than a booming creative scene. On the first Friday of the month in the River North Art District, you can pop into numerous open-door galleries to see what  architects, designers, sculptors and woodworkers are creating. The Source, a 25,000-square-foot European market, is one of the city's top foodie destinations.

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A Tale of Two Grids: Confusion Aside, Diagonal Streets Distinguish Downtown Denver

The street grid Denver was born with in the 1850s became the exception to the rule as the city grew around it in the subsequent decades. The askew layout has both drawbacks and benefits. 

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Confluence Q & A: The Future of Public Housing with Ismael Guerrero

As Confluence Denver wraps up its six-part series on the Denver Housing Authority, the organization’s executive director, Ismael Guerrero, discusses his agency's strategies for a rapidly-growing city.

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Art Now: 7,000 Reasons Wants to Paint Your Portrait

Denver artists Jonathan Saiz and Wes Magyar have big plans to paint thousands of portraits. They're doing it in public for the next month.

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The Arts in Society Grants: Giving To Those Who Give Back

 Twenty-two artists and organizations split $480,000 in grants this year.

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The Big Picture: Denver's Urban Arts Fund Fights Graffiti with a Diverse Army of Skilled Muralists

In its 10th year, Denver Arts & Venues' Urban Arts Fund has gotten bigger, better and more diverse. The program has paid artists to create hundreds of murals across the city, and the investment creates a ripple effect.
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Now & Next: Creating a Crucial Time Capsule of Denver Creativity

The new, nonprofit ArtHyve wants to preserve the work of the city’s present-day artists for years to come, working across disciplines and without the traditional gatekeepers who decide what gets saved and what could be lost forever.
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