FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you talk about the issues facing the community?
Our tour is as much about what’s going on in the community as it about the street art.
How a city as rich as Denver can have 7,500 people experiencing homelessness.
Why city policies have exacerbated the problems of housing affordability.
How artists who created a culture in RiNo are being priced out by those coming in to enjoy that culture.
Why murals are considered “art” but graffiti is considered “vandalism.”
How the mainstreaming of street art can serve corporate interests.
The conflicted feelings of some artists. They’re getting paid more often for work than they did just 10 years ago. But they’re getting paid by the people who contribute to the increase in property values that push out studios, galleries, and long-time residents.
Are you from Denver?
Erin has lived in Colorado since 1988 and in Denver since 2000. James has lived here for 10 years.
Are you artists?
Do the artists know you’re featuring their work on your tour?
We have interviewed more than 30 of the artists whose works are represented on the walls of RiNo. All knew what we were doing and all but one were supportive.
Do you pay the artists?
In 2018, we gave 5% of our proceeds back to a locally run arts collective.
Do you make money off these tours?
Do you give credit to the artists?
We credit any and all photographs of artists that we use. We also urge our tour-goers to tag the artists in any social media posting, and we seek out social media posts of art in RiNo to tag the artists.