DENVER — Nestled between the South Platte River and Brighton Boulevard is an art project over a dozen years in the making.
ArtPark celebrated its grand opening on September 24 in the Five Points neighborhood. It is a collaborative community effort to keep art in the RiNo Arts District while also serving the needs of the surrounding neighborhoods.
“Gentrification and displacement are on the news very, very frequently, so we’re doing what we can to ensure there is a safe and affordable space for all these different types of art,” said John Deffenbaugh, the projects director for the RiNo Art District. The park has a space for literary arts, culinary arts and visual arts.
“It's just so exciting to be here on opening day weekend to see art going on the walls, food coming out of the kitchen and books going into the library,” Deffenbaugh said.