Hotel Near Larimer Square Puts Guests Just Steps Away From the Denver Chalk Art Festival
Chalk art has come a long way since the days of Mary Poppins' part-chalk-wielding, part-chimney-sweeping sidekick, Bert. As anyone with an email account knows, the images created today can seem surreal, even three-dimensional, when executed by the right artist. And capturing those temporary masterpieces doesn't just happen in novelty emails forwarded around the world. The Denver Chalk Art Festival on May 31 and June 1, 2014 will feature more than 200 chalk artists at work, and no place puts spectators in a more convenient position to watch them than the festival's sponsor, the SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown.
Considering this downtown Denver hotel's established patronage of the local arts scene, it's no wonder the property chose to sponsor the Festival. SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown boasts a collection of 641 artworks by alumni, faculty and students of MSU Denver, and its very architecture embraces a modern, artistic aesthetic. This shared interest in artistic pursuits, combined with the hotel's community spirit, made the partnership between the hotel and the Festival a natural one.
Of course, the fact that these downtown Denver hotel suites are just two blocks away from the festival only sweetened that partnership. After guests relax in their spacious rooms, which are equipped with complimentary, high-speed Internet access; 37-inch, flat-screen televisions; and mini-fridges and microwaves, they can enjoy a hot breakfast on the house before walking to the free Festival at Larimer Square.
While the first street artists in 16th-century Italy relied on the generosity of passersby to enable them to create their art, today's street artists rely on sponsorships. So while the hotel is the official lodging sponsor of the Festival, it has further distinguished itself among hotels near Larimer Square by graciously sponsoring an artist square as well.