In September 2018, CRUSH WALLS will be reaching new heights in the mile-high city, as Denver’s foremost urban art festival will be unlike any other before it: 7 days, 77 art happenings with local and international artists and off-the-wall events for all.
The CRUSH WALLS festival has been taking art to the streets from its inception, spotlighting local and international makers and acting as a catalyst for creative expression and collective gatherings. This year's edition will once again embody ‘Where Art is Made’, embracing more than ever the groundbreaking spirit of Denver’s RiNo Art District. CRUSH WALLS 2018 will be connecting both east and west sides of this unique art district, curating immersive experiences, showcasing awe-inspiring talent, uniting people through creativity, and offering a standout opportunity for everyone to experience the arts.
CRUSH celebrates art, urban beautification, creativity, and culture by enriching our community through an arts festival like no other. We believe that public art leads to an improved community as a catalyst for safety, cleanliness, creativity, and conversation. Centered around empowering artists, CRUSH is committed to reflecting and diversifying the urban landscape and the unique voice of a community, bringing art out of the galleries and into the
CRUSH started and still finds its home in the RiNo (River North) Art District which defines itself as a community "Where Art is Made”. CRUSH celebrates the craft of graffiti and street artists who bring life to walls while maintaining the unique cultural identity in this rapidly evolving community. The annual event transforms streets and alleys into open-air galleries.
CRUSH raises awareness of the cultural significance and importance of art for all ages and all demographics that may not have the opportunity to experience it otherwise. CRUSH offers art inspiration through this urban craft. The organization serves as a forum for community engagement and creative expression, inviting locals and visitors to engage in this rich history and forward-thinking public art in Denver, Colorado. Join the experience during the annual event in September or visit the CRUSH Walls year round in the RiNo Art District.
Colorado’s largest independent graffiti and street art project and event. Founded by Denver graffiti artist, Robin Munro, CRUSH has been taking over the streets of the RiNo neighborhood since 2010. With a passion for graffiti and street art as well as his community, Munro aimed to create an event that showcases the amazing artistic talents he saw not only in Denver, but also across the world. Originally centered around the EXDO Event Center, the event relocated after three years to the long alley between 27th/26th & Larimer and Walnut Street, now dubbed “Art Alley.”
In 2016, CRUSH joined with RiNo Art District, helping grow the organization to its largest event yet, expanding to include over 100 murals spanning upwards of 10 city blocks. Today, the event’s murals can be seen throughout the RiNo neighborhood and Denver as a testament to the dedication of the artists and the community. Artists from the local to the international scale bring their talents, passion, and vision to the CRUSH Walls, transforming the exteriors and alleys into a vibrant outdoor gallery.
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