Denver Chalk Art Festival: Artist Profile

By Colorado Living, REcolorado News

REcolorado sponsored our own employee, Colorado native, and chalk artist extraordinaire, Nathan Reker at the 2017 Denver Chalk Art Festival.

Every year, local artists turn the streets of Larimer square into a hub of art culture and living art gallery during the Denver Chalk Art Festival. The event, which took place June 3-4, 2017, drew hundreds of spectators from Lower Downtown Denver and across the Denver area as artists turned pavement into impressive works of art.

Orange bird sitting on a branch drawn in chalk. Sponsored by REcolorado at the Denver Chalk Art Festival.REcolorado is proud to support such a memorable event in the Denver community. We are also honored to showcase the talent of our own team member, Nathan Reker.

As REcolorado Membership Ambassador, Nathan assists new real estate agents with getting started on REcolorado, using the Multiple Listing Service, and sharing the tools available to home buyers and sellers on REcolorado.com.

We asked Nathan to share his story:

When did you get into art and chalk art?   
I have been drawing and painting since I was a kid. Although, I really got serious with my art about 15 years ago. This my 7th year doing the Chalk Art Festival.

What’s the biggest challenge working with chalk?  
The outside elements. The weather sometimes will want to throw you a curve ball (at least with this event).  And the mess. Chalk is not the cleanest of mediums to use.

This is you’re 7th year at the Denver Chalk Art Festival — what’s your favorite part of the event?
Talking to the spectators and other artists at the event. Also the pressure to have a completed piece and making sure it looks good.

REcolorado artist Nathan Reker drawing at the Denver Chalk Art Festival.How long have you lived in Colorado?
I am a Colorado native and don’t plan on going anywhere else.

With some many reasons to love Colorado, what’s your favorite city or neighborhood in Colorado?
I would say my favorite neighborhood is the Montclair area. I grew up around there and love all the Trees and houses in that neighborhood. Plus, there is a castle, Richthofen Castle.

Do you plan on doing the Denver Chalk Art Festival again next year?
Absolutely!

The Denver Chalk Art Festival has become a beloved annual event on Larimer Square LoDo (Lower Downtown Denver). Local events like this support Denver’s thriving culture and arts scene, and we are honored to support this community event for the second year.

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