Secret Walls Academy - 2900 Block of Larimer St
PAST DATE AND TIME:
- Fri, Sep 1, 2023 - Fri, Sep 22, 2023
DENVER WALLS is a new annual mural festival coming to RiNo Art District in September 2023. The event is part of the largest mural festival network in the world called WorldWide Walls (fka POW! WOW!). One of the major cornerstones of the WWW mission is a dedication to education and youth programming so as to inspire the next generation of great Street Artists. In continuing this mission, the team is launching the DENVER WALLS Young Creators Program to host a series of activations throughout the festival to inspire and empower Denver’s youth artists to pursue creative careers.
As part of the Young Creators Program, DENVER WALLS will host a scholarship program in conjunction with School of Motion and Canvas Credit Union to provide access to extracurricular design courses and provide winning students with the design software needed to elevate their current skill sets. School of Motion is an online learning platform for motion designers that hosts thousands of hours of courses from industry leaders. The connection was made by Denver local, EJ Hassenfratz (EyeDesyn), a leading course instructor and host of a monthly Motion Graphics Meetup at Ratio Beerworks in RiNo. School of Motion will be donating 5 seats to local high school students to advance their skillsets and prepare portfolios to pursue paths in higher learning or freelance design. These courses also require access to industry-standard software like the Adobe Suite and Maxon, so Canvas Credit Union has generously stepped in to provide all 5 students with the software they need in order to complete the course of their choosing. Each student will get a 1 year software key to give them time to practice their new skills and build a portfolio to further their art careers! DENVER WALLS will launch an open call for the scholarship program on August 31st via their website, www.denverwalls.com.
In addition to this scholarship program, DENVER WALLS is partnering with Shake Shack to present Secret Walls Academy on Sept 30 from 12:00-2:00 PM on the 2900 Block of Larimer St. This kids friendly activation welcomes guests of all ages to unleash their inner artist through freeflow doodling exercises and a giant collaborative drawing installation. The event will have a live DJ, exclusive Shake Shack x Secret Walls merch, and will kick off the inaugural DENVER WALLS Street Fair.
Accepting submissions until September 22, 2023: