Unseen Denver and Uncubed Present a Fundraiser for Arts Street
On Friday, October 7, 2011, three local street artists will unite to claim 2762 Walnut St to demonstrate the diversity and talent that Denver has to contribute to the world-wide phenomenon of street art. This demonstration will feature three murals in three distinctly different styles, created live at the tech/creative co-working office, located in Denver’s River North Art District; Uncubed. The contribution of these artists is to benefit the local nonprofit, Arts Street. In addition to activating the space within the building, we are also installing a large mural on the outside.
Unseen Denver supports Arts Street with Uni, Square & bunny M
This night will be a unique opportunity, as our guests will partake in the street art experience as these three artists make a rare, above-ground appearance for the purpose of bringing attention to a very important cause. The purpose of this event is to bring the growing street art discipline to people in Denver, who may not have as much exposure to the style as they would if they lived in cities like San Francisco or New York City. We would like to leverage these artists’ collective talent to raise money for Arts Street; a Metro Denver nonprofit that, for the last 11 years, has been developing and implementing highly diversified career-based, educational programs that incorporate real-world learning, artistic expression and creative thinking.
The scale of the outdoor mural will be significant. Denver’s bunny M will install a large scale poster, in sections, that she has prepared beforehand. This event will mark the installation of one of Denver’s largest wheat paste mural projects.
There will be entertainment, beer and other refreshments. Donations are encouraged. We will be raffling off one original piece from each of the night’s featured artists. All proceeds will benefit Arts Street. This event will take place starting at 6:00pm at Uncubed | 2762 Walnut St. Denver CO 80205.
3 artists activate Uncubed
Uni, who is the creator of Uni Studios, has always been interested in art, which he attributes to a visual arts background. Uni’s father is a realist bronze sculptor and abstract painter who encouraged visual art. His style is unique and many of the subjects of Uni’s studio work are authors including Kurt Vonnegut and Jack Kerouac.
Square has been a working Denver artist for a number of years and his paintings have been on display in galleries and on First Fridays. Square’s street art style is a break from much of the work you may have seen in galleries on Santa Fe. He is inspired by the city and inspired by the freedom and creative expression he feels as a result of the anonymity of the streets.
bunny M is one of Denver’s most prolific street artists. Her dreamy, free-flowing style is unique among street artists. bunny M is a Denver native and her work can be found both here and scattered around the streets and boroughs of New York City. “There are many beautiful walls here,” bunny speaks of Denver, “many alleyways full of character; I always have the sentiment of sharing something that is very close to my heart with a place that has afforded me so many wonderful experiences throughout my life thus far.”
Teaching Denver’s children their value through Arts Education
Arts Street is an 11 year-old non-profit youth program in Denver that creates opportunities for the young people of Colorado. The opportunities provided are designed to foster the inspiration and education of these youth to become tomorrow’s professionals and support the workforce needs. This is achieved by developing and implementing highly diversified career-based, educational programs that incorporate real-world learning, artistic expression and creative thinking.
Uncubed is Denver’s Tech/Creative Co-Working Hub with 6000sq ft of space for coworking, meet-ups, small training events and conferences.