August First Friday Art Walk + Truck Stop Food Truck Rally

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 | STREET FESTIVAL | 4-10 P.M.

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WHAT IS THIS EVENT?

The First Friday Art Walks are the signature event of Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. On August 3, the Two Parts Truck Stop Food Truck Rally is coming through Santa Fe Drive! Both the Art Walk and Truck Rally will take place in one location, bringing at least 15,000 patrons to our neighborhood for a night of food, drink, live music, and art. 

View art from hundreds of artists in galleries, studios, co-ops, upstairs, downstairs, in alleys, on the street—everywhere! In addition to our member galleries, there will be 40 food trucks in the District, live music, drinks, and more. A family-friendly block with kids' activities will take place on the 700 block of Santa Fe Drive. Keep scrolling for more details.  

WHAT TIME SHOULD I GET THERE?

The festival is on Friday, August 3, 2018, from 4-10 p.m. Starting at 6 p.m., Santa Fe Drive will be closed to through traffic, and side streets will be closed all day, so arrive early and take public transportation if you can. 

GETTING HERE

Denver's Art District on Santa Fe is easily accessible by the Light Rail Station at 10th and Osage. Please take public transportation as SANTA FE DRIVE AND MANY SIDE STREETS WILL BE CLOSED! If you must drive, there is free parking in the District. You can find parking during the First Friday Art Walk only (5:30-9:30) at the following locations: 

  • RPS (Adco General), 801 Kalamath St.
  • The Bolt Factory, 2nd and Kalamath St.
  • Alliance de Francaise, 6th and Galapago (stop in and view the exhibits first though!)
  • West High School, 10th Avenue and Galapago St. $5
  • The Knife Guys, 11 Kalamath St. 
  • Image Complete Lighting Gallery, Kalamath + 2nd Avenue

THE SHUTTLE (REROUTED FOR AUGUST)

A free, climate-controlled shuttle circles the District every 20 minutes during the First Friday Art Walk from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The shuttle stops at the following locations:

  • 10th and Osage Light Rail Station
  • Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, 471 Kalamath
  • CHAC Gallery (new location), 222 Santa Fe Drive
  • 6th Avenue and Galapago
  • West High School 

WHERE WE ARE

Our District spans from 13th on the North to Alameda on the South, Kalamath to the West, and Inca to the East. Santa Fe Drive will be closed from 7th Avenue to 12th Avenue for the First Friday Art Walk in August only.

    FOOD OPTIONS

    In addition to our member restaurants and breweries, you'll find 40 food trucks throughout the festival grounds. 

    ACTIVITIES

    Check our Events page for all events happening during the First Friday Art Walk along with our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. There will be live music all night and family-friendly activities on the 700 block. 

    VENDING

    Sorry, the Truck Stop Festival is NOT accepting any additional vendors. Vending will not be permitted within the street closure. Vending is not permitted by the City of Denver outside of the street closure either, nor is mobile street vending without a permit from the City of Denver. If you would like to have your artwork represented by a gallery, please contact one of our member galleries and plan ahead, as their show book months in advance.

    EMERGENCIES

    If you have an emergency, please dial 911. For festival related inquires, please see the Two Parts booth at 8th and Santa Fe Drive.

    CAN I BRING MY DOG?

    Well-behaved animals are permitted and allowed in some galleries, but it is a very busy street and might be scary for the pooch. 

    WAIT, WHAT STREETS ARE CLOSED?

    Please see the map below for full street closure info. If you're still debating, really, you shouldn't be driving that night! 

    YOU STILL DIDN'T ANSWER MY QUESTION!

    Sorry about that! You can send us an email at hello@denversartdistrict.org. We're an all-volunteer team, so thanks for your patience as we try to respond to each and every one of you. In the meantime, you can sign up for the newsletter, and be sure to visit us on the 700 block during the Art Walk Friday. Thanks for supporting local artists and Denver's Art District on Santa Fe!

     
       Street Closure, First Friday Art Walk, August 3, 2018

    Street Closure, First Friday Art Walk, August 3, 2018