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Take a Walk on the Art Side of Life

Take a Walk on the Art Side of Life
5 days

Get your cameras ready! You’re about to take a grand tour of some of the most meaningful and insta-worthy murals in Denver and beyond. Discover the significance of the designs that brighten our city’s landscape, and get to know some of the artists behind them.

Sustainability Activity

Make the Arts Accessible:

Access Gallery believes that every person with a disability deserves access to the arts and to be a celebrated member of the creative community. Support these artists by purchasing their designs, stopping by the gallery while you’re in town, or donating to the cause.  

Sustainability Activity
Day 1
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A Place for Art and Community by Jason Needham

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Start your art trek at DAVA, where fine artist Jason Needham joined forces with some of the most creative minds on earth: kids. Needham's murals resulted from a six-month-long workshop that... Read More

Lunch

Comida

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Enjoy flavorful Mexican soul food like street tacos, tortas and handmade margaritas! Read More
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Lucia Escalate by Detour

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Right in the heart of Aurora - a city known for its rich tapestry of cultures - lies a mural that celebrates all walks of life. This design was a collaboration between artists Detour, Anna... Read More

Dinner

Annette

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This scratch-to-table restaurant in Stanley Marketplace dishes up unique dishes perfectly suited for any palate. Indulge in brunch or dinner in a mini greenhouse. Read More
Insider's Tip

Insider's Tip

Sweet Tooth?

Head over to Third & Logan, a coffee and doughnut shop that took Aurora’s baking scene by storm. The shop cultivates pastries and drinks that fuse numerous Asian flavors to perfection. We suggest you try their famous mochi muffins.

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Afro Flower Lady by Jiacuy Roche

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Jiacuy Roche is a Brazilian native who was adopted by American parents at an early age. Despite being raised in the States, the artist embraced her culture and honors her Afro roots in her work.... Read More

Lodging

the ART, a hotel

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The ART, a hotel in Denver, CO, is an award-winning boutique property offering guests a unique experience unlike anyone else. Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

City O' City

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A downtempo coffeehouse and bar, serving thin crust vegetarian and vegan pizzas and more.

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Really? by Javier Flores

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When he was 19, Javier Flores was involved in an accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Since then, his art has been fueled by his experiences and frustrations living with a... Read More

Lunch

Steuben's

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Steuben's is a Denver restaurant recreating American regional classics.

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Love this City by Pat Milbery

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Wanting to visually express the love and pride he had for his city, Pat Milbery approached VISIT DENVER when they were looking for a creative way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Denver Arts... Read More

Dinner

Beckon

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A unique, pre-paid and ticketed dining experience where you'll indulge in internationally inspired multiple-course meals, with expertly paired drinks. Read More
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Insider's Tip

So Many Sights to See!

After being wined and dined by executive chef Duncan Holmes at Beckon, head next door to Our Mutual Friend for a craft brew on a patio that overlooks the brewery's colorful exterior. Afterward, be sure to walk, skip or zip down Larimer Street to explore more of the neighborhood’s world-renowned street art

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Curious Theatre Company's Mural by Carlos Frésquez

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Carlos Frésquez is a celebrated artist whose works have been featured in galleries worldwide - including the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A native Coloradan, the Mile High City remains as... Read More

Lodging

The Source Hotel

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The Source Hotel’s clean, modern aesthetic showcases custom Baltic birch casework, polished concrete floors, furniture by Muuto, and select soft finishes by Winter Session. Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters

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Sweet Bloom is dedicated to connect, in a very meaningful way, the producer with the end consumer. Sit down for a cup in our tasting room and roastery. Read More
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Insider's Tip

Walk the Line

The 40 West ArtLine is a 4-mile walking and biking art route in Lakewood that takes you through a series of public art experiences. It’s 100-percent free, and all you have to do is follow the green line through town. P.S. All of the designs you’ll see today are on the Artline.

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Lakewood Lion by Pepe Gaka

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Head over to RTD's Lamar Station, and you'll be greeted by a large blue lion, among other lively designs. Pepe Gaka, the mural's artist, is an Italian-born wanderer who's made his mark on walls... Read More

Lunch

Edgewater Public Market

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Snack your way through this eatery hall. From arepas to seafood and gyros, there's something for everyone. Read More
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The Illusion by Bobby Magee Lopez

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Aiming to alter one's perspective about reality, Bobby Magee Lopez completed this mural in 2018 in one day. His designs often depict esoteric knowledge, existentialism and spirituality in the... Read More

Dinner

Guard & Grace

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Guard and Grace is a modern steakhouse by Chef/Owner Troy Guard. On our menu you’ll find quality ingredients, innovative combinations and an emphasis on wood-fired dishes. Read More
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Take Time by DAAS

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DAAS' murals are known to send a subtle message to the communities they reside in, and this one's saying it loud and clear: "Take Time" to smell the roses! This mural resulted from a community... Read More

Lodging

HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek

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Combining the ease of Colorado's lifestyle with the air and grace of a great hotel, Halcyon Cherry Creek is luxury served on the unassuming side. Read More
Day 4
Breakfast

Nixon's Coffee House (Englewood)

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Nixon’s Coffee House was inspired by Brad and Caren Nixon's love affair with both coffee and the community. Read More

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Insider's Tip

Make sure to stop by the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ Englewood location to experience their extensive sculpture collection, which blends into the area's landscape and architecture. The organization is a huge proponent of public art and has supported many of the mural projects you see around town.

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Crosswalk by AJ Davis

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There's no doubt that art plays a significant role in placemaking, and that's something that the City of Englewood recognized when they commissioned AJ Davis for several art projects. This... Read More

Lunch

The Whiskey Biscuit

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The Whiskey Biscuit is an industrial-chic restaurant featuring down-home American eats plus a large selection of whiskey and craft beer. Read More
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Tranquility

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In 2017, the Museum of Outdoor Arts challenged students from Englewood High School to create a piece that spoke to the past, present and future. A group of eight students, along with their art... Read More

Dinner

ZOMO

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Enjoy fresh food from this woman-led Asian-American eatery. Read More
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Nightshade by AJ Davis and Amanda Wolf

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Artists AJ Davis and Amanda Wolf joined forces to create one of Englewood's most-loved designs. The piece juxtapositions each artist's style into one cohesive mural and was commissioned by... Read More

Lodging

Denver Marriott Tech Center

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Beautifully redesigned and brimming with amenities, Denver Marriott Tech Center has easy Light Rail access and is a short drive from attractions including the Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver... Read More
Day 5
Breakfast

Corvus Coffee Roasters (DTC)

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We're explorers at heart, and we travel the world to find amazing coffees from quality people. Our goals is to share our excitement about these coffees with you. We commit to greet you at the door,... Read More
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Hawk by AJ Davis and Alexandrea Pangburn

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This brown-eyed beauty is the work of commissioned street artists Aleandrea Pangburn and AJ Davis for Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre and the Museum of Outdoor Art. The design sits at the venue... Read More

Lunch

Los Chingones (DTC)

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Los Chingones is chef/owner Troy Guard's Mexican concept. While we don't claim to be "authentic," we do claim to be delicious. Come check out Denver's hottest taqueria, party on one of our spacious... Read More
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Insider's Tip

Ride Out

Head south toward Parker from Denver Tech Center to continue your mural marathon. It's less than a 20-minute drive.

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Love Others by Mathew Fasone

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Just along the Sulphur Gulch Trail lie a series of five-foot-tall hands that spell out "Love Others'' in American Sign Language. The pieces are set against a vibrant backdrop of flowers and are... Read More

Dinner

Parker Garage

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Chef driven culinary inspired cuisine located right in the heart of downtown Parker. Executive Chef, Duy Pham, has been an innovator in Denver's dining scene for over 25 years. His intention based... Read More
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Philip S. Miller by Daniel Levinson

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This mural depicts a celebrated Castle Rock local and philanthropist, Philip S. Miller. He created a legacy of giving back to the town and its residents. Miller is so cherished within the... Read More

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Insider's Tip

Ride Out

Head north toward Parker from Castle Rock (about 20 minutes) to end your art journey.

Insider's Tip

Insider's Tip

Parker's Brand New Rhythm

Just south of Parker Garage is Blu Note Bar and Grill, a music venue famous for its jazz performances. Head on over and cap the night with some live music and craft libations.

Lodging

The Laszlo Hotel

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The elegant Laszlo Hotel, located in Parker's new West End on Mainstreet in Downtown Parker, is representative of the Casablanca era, with grandiose guest rooms, splendiferous service and on... Read More