The CRUSH WALLS festival has been taking art to the streets of RiNo since its inception ten years ago. Spotlighting local, national, and international artists, CRUSH has been a catalyst for creative expression and collective gatherings while being instrumental in the transformation of the neighborhood.
If you’ve ever found yourself in RiNo, you’ve experienced the impact of the CRUSH WALLS festival firsthand. CRUSH helped RiNo develop the sort of grungy-charm that we’ve all come to love. Every wall, corner, nook, and cranny of the neighborhood is oozing with creativity and expression. The world-renowned artists that gather in Denver for CRUSH take pride in bringing these streets to life. A decade’s worth of passion has helped CRUSH prompt hundreds of inspiring murals across RiNo, reaching a pinnacle of 80+ public and commissioned street art exhibits last year alone.
Now in its 10th year, CRUSH WALLS 2019 will be taking things to an unprecedented level, curating a 360-degree art festival unlike any other it has offered before. Join us the week of September 2 - 8 as the world’s best artists transform RiNo with new murals, immersive experiences, and most importantly, a standout opportunity to champion the arts to unite people through creativity in Denver and around the world.
CRUSH is a week-long celebration of graffiti and street art, responsible for curating hundreds of murals in RiNo over the last decade. This annual event is free to the public and welcomes all members of our community (regardless of age) to enjoy this curated outdoor gallery. Join the action and watch as larger-than-life murals evolve from ideas to masterpieces right before your eyes!
Each year, CRUSH takes over the RiNo neighborhood, transforming the area into a canvas like no other. Come see the before, during, and the after as graffiti and street artists from around the world bring the walls of RiNo to life!
CRUSH artists hail from all corners of the globe. Local, national, and international artists gather in Denver, inspiring one another to create inclusiveness and harmony through art. Many of the artists have been with CRUSH since we started a decade ago, others are new to the RiNo scene. Join us at CRUSH WALLS to give these artists the warm welcome they deserve!