Members say creative designation another step up for RiNo art district

15 Jan Members say creative designation another step up for RiNo art district

The River North Art District in Denver, Colorado, was recently certified as a Colorado Creative District. MegaFauna, a retail and collaboratve coworking space, gives artists a space to sell their goods, as well as create them in the space located behind tTracy Weil has seen the River North Art District explode since he co-founded it in 2005.

When the district — casually referred to as RiNo and boasting a mascot of a rhinoceros — was named a candidate to become a Colorado Creative District two years ago, membership in the district doubled.

Recently RiNo shed the candidate status and is now a fully fledged Colorado Creative District as awarded by Colorado Creative Industries.

“It’s a boom, it really is,” Weil said, adding that by 2020, he projects the district will have 500 members and could exceed that number. The district currently has just under 140 members.

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