303 ArtWay Affinity Festival on October 1, 2016

by Jill Locantore on September 29, 2016



Join Northeast Transportation Connections on Saturday October 1, 2016, 4-7pm at a community block party to celebrate the history and culture of northeast Denver and the 303 ArtWay project! The Festival will take place at Prodigy Coffeehouse (3801 E. 40th Ave. at the corner of 40th and Colorado Blvd), and includes free food, music, and family activities such as face painting, balloons, and art projects.

You’ll also be able to share a story from your neighborhood’s past or your personal experience, and help contribute to the intersection of art and walking by decorating a ceramic tile to be included in the ArtWay once construction begins.

Plus, Walk2Connect will lead a community walk around the new 40th & Colorado rail station, highlighting the future starting point of the urban trail and first art installation, a mural underneath the Colorado Blvd. overpass to be painted by Denver’s own Birdseed Collective.

Want to learn more? Contact Jesse Livingston at JLivingston@NEtransportation.org or 720.838.9210.

About 303 ArtWay

The 303 ArtWay is a proposed cultural- and art-themed urban trail connecting paved walkways and bike paths through northeast Denver. The project is conceived and led by Urban Land Conservancy in partnership with PlatteForum and Northeast Transportation Connections. The trail will celebrate both the past and present of the region, while connecting that rich heritage to Denver’s fast growing future at the A Line 40th & Colorado commuter rail station. The origin of this project comes from community outcry for better connections and more cultural expression to highlight and expand the impact of new and positive changes occurring in the area. The 303 ArtWay will fill existing gaps in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, creating safer ways for the community to connect to transit, local small businesses, and ultimately the rest of the city. For more information on the project, visit www.303artway.org, or connect on Facebook and Twitter.

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