Artist + CRUSH Walls founder Robin Munro put Denver’s street art scene on the map and left an indelible mark on the city he loves. Robin started in the graffiti and hip-hop scenes and transitioned into painting murals, running CRUSH, opening a brand-new gallery in RiNo + sculpting. In our conversation, we talk about why he’s passionate about sculpting, what makes a successful street art festival application + how CRUSH can be a great launching pad.
“We fund art,” David says. And it’s true. David and his partners have a rather unique model for supporting local artists and he tells us about how it works. Plus, he provides a lot of valuable insights for artists about how to build your network, find your community and work with organizations like his.
John Winters, PRHBTN art + mural festival co-founder, shares common pain points artists have, differences between boutique and larger mural festivals + suggestions for dealing with the money aspect.
Leia Bell graduated with a BFA in Printmaking and started out making poster art for bands at a local concert venue. Now she and her husband Phil run Signed & Numbered, a custom frame shop + art gallery. In our conversation, Leia shares how she “got discovered,” how she and Phil run their business as a married couple and the different ways they earn a living.
Shon Taylor owns God Hates Robots, an experimental art gallery. Read on to learn common mistakes artists make when preparing for their shows, what areas artists can improve on & how artists stand out when submitting work.