The Mile High City is starting the year with a bang in arts and culture. There are some amazing gallery openings to indulge in, everything from live painting to photography exhibitions. Plus some of 303 Magazine’s absolute favorite street-artists have taken to the street in spite of the cold weather. Here is the beginning of 2015 in Denver Street Art.
1. Christina Angelina, Ease, and Dread
Christina Angelina graced Denver with her presence to paint during the bone-chillingly cold week of Christmas. Only true warriors, artists, snowboarders, Angelina, Ease, and Dread would be crazy enough to paint in this weather. They recreated a highly visible wall on El Churrito on 21st and Larimer.
2. Mike Graves at Crema
Mike Graves began a killer mural on the wall of Denver’s most popular coffee shop Crema this week. The new Graves mural juxtaposes with the daisy’s on the wall, blending in with stars, and one of his classic characters. The artist is also painting two birds on the inside of the coffee house, truly transforming the space. Graves has been working non-stop this year so far, even designing the realest a kids toy.
Look out for more from this talented local artist plus vote for him in the 303 Awards for street-artist of the year! Find Mike Graves in the 303 Magazine archives, as he adds to coverage for Denver Street Art 2015.
3. Pat Milbery and Def3’s work on Declaration Brewery
Pat Milbery and Danny Fernandez aka Def3 are used to praise when it comes to their street art. Their Denver collaborations have received the national spotlight, such as the Robin Williams tribute. I had the pleasure of seeing Pat and Def3 at work at the new and perfected Declaration Brewing.
Here is a time-lapse of Milbery and Def3’s aviation themed street-art mural, along with several graphic and colorful murals around the building, are worth seeing in person! Declaration is hosting a preview opening January 29th for the SIA Snow Show, and a grand opening mid February.
4. Michael Ortiz of Like Minded Productions & Damian Marley Jr.
Michael Ortiz and Jonathan Lamb of Like Minded Productions are great friends with the Marley family. They have painted at Tuff Gong legendary studios in Jamaica, as well as some stunning murals for Marley Coffee. Damian Marley Jr. visited Denver this week, and Ortiz saw it fit to commemorate. Find the fresh new wall for yourself at 985 South Logan Street.
5. Daryll Peirce in River North
San Francisco-based artist Daryll Peirce visited Denver over Christmas and painted a stunning, high-art mural for the wall of 28th and Larimer. Peirce is most known for his work representing psychological phenoms, outsiders, rebels. See more, including gallery openings across the country, from this talented artist.
6. “Hello, my name is AWSUM” Portrait by Naomi Haverland
This colorfully captivating mural by Naomi Haverland was completed just 7 weeks ago. It sits on the West facing red wall along California in between 15th and 16th. She has created what is an inspired piece, sponsored by InkMonstr, which has received tons of acclaim on social media. Check out Haverland on Instagram and keep your eye on this talented Denver artist.
7. 303 Magazine announces the return of the 303 Awards for DFW Spring 2015
Like Minded Productions: Jonathan Lamb and Michael Ortiz
Hari & Deepti
Myah & Scott Bailey