Collaborative Programming with The Temple

We are proud to be the anchor agency of The Temple, a contemporary artists’ haven in the River North Art District of Denver, home to more than 30 professional artists and creative businesses. We pair-up creatives and studio artists from The Temple with the rabble-rousing change agents of our great city to show how we can make socially just communities.

Generously supported by the Bonfils Stanton Foundation


Our artists have juicy secrets that they want to share with you…
Introducing Temple Tattle, PlatteForum’s second annual offering, in which we pair-up creatives from The Temple with the rabble-rousing change agents of our great city to show how we can make socially just communities through art. Our Tattle Tales present varying approaches in art and culture, on how to create an equitable society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity.

How to Make a Monster
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Featuring PlatteForum Resident Artist Katy Batsel and ArtLab Intern Mixi Bautista

When Gritty the Philadelphia Flyer’s bright orange ice hockey mascot was co-opted by the Antifa movement, Denver-based fiber and performance artist Katy Batsel took inspiration to build on her existing roster of monster puppets to create a queer identity movement of her own. Join us for a one-night discussion in which North High School student and PlatteForum ArtLab intern Mixi Bautista interviews Batsel on the inspiration for her monsters, and how she builds on the existing history of puppets to create protest art. End the evening with a hands-on demo on how to make your own monster, and on what movement that yours will stand.


All talks are free and open to the public.
Generously supported by the Bonfils Stanton Foundation




The 303 ArtWay is a proposed urban trail to experience Denver’s art, health, and heritage.

The 303 ArtWay is an exciting new catalyst for Denver. It is a proposed art-themed urban trail connecting paved walkways and bike paths through the Park Hill Neighborhood with a larger vision to expand through Denver. The trail will highlight the visionaries and artists, leaders and community activists who have brought so much life to this unique and diverse neighborhood.

PlatteForum is the artistic partner for the 303 ArtWay highlighting the experience as the function of the trail is not merely around the connection, it will also celebrate creativity, featuring art to be commissioned by the community itself. Neighbors are invited to weigh in on the visual direction of the art surrounding the trail. This will provide the community another amenity to appreciate the beauty of Park Hill, while connecting with neighbors and friends.

The trail will also provide the community additional platforms for events and activities, such as parades and group bicycle events. Additionally, the trail and its events will lead people directly to many of the small businesses of the area, boosting their visibility and patronage.

For questions, please contact Rebecca Vaughan.