RiNo Art District creatives now have a permanent home at the new Zeppelin Station on Wazee Street. The store, RiNo Made, is the first retail store in the culturally chef-driven food hall and will feature work made only by artists in the RiNo Art District. The mission of RiNo Made is to encourage people to buy local and to organize a platform for artists to grow their businesses while showing off their creative work. Artists will receive 60 percent of their art sales with 40 percent going to the RiNo Art District for store operations and other artist initiatives. The store will sell 2D art, ceramics, sculptures, jewelry, books, stationary and other handmade gifts and home-wares.
While it now has a new home, RiNo made isn’t a new store. Before opening on Wazee Street, the RiNo Made Pop Up opened at The Source in November 2017 where the store made over $12,000 from artists’ work. The pop up remained open until the new store opened at its home at Zeppelin Station.
The new RiNo Made home will feature a different artist each month on the main gallery wall and will rotate inventory, making it so that there is something new to see every time. Artist Koko Bayer is the first artist who will have her work on display in the main gallery all throughout April, including First Friday on April 6, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“We are thrilled to be able to showcase all the amazing artwork and products created in the RiNo Art District,” said Tracy Weil RiNo Art District Creative Director. “Our goal is to tell their stories to our customers, while communicating the importance of buying local art as it helps our artists make a living at what they love to do.”
RiNo Made will also have special programs each month, including special exhibitions, seminars and workshops that will bring the community and entrepreneurs together in learning new creative skills. The series, RiNo Salons, will be held on the second Tuesday of each month. The district has partnered with the Denver Public Library on the series to create programming to educate artists on how to grow their businesses. The first salon, “The Business of Being Creative: How to Create Lifestyle Photo Images for Your Instagram and Still Have Time for Your Actual Business,” is on April 10 and will have Amy K. Wright, a local photographer, who will interactively educate people on how to create professional lifestyle photos for their Instagram profiles.
RiNo Made is located at 3501 Wazee Street Suite 109, Denver. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.