A loner, a rebel, an ecstatic fan of art - particularly of the street variety - Cori Anderson is the resident expert and guide. She spends her days scavenging the city, listening for the sound of rattling cans. As a writer for 303 Magazine, Cori covers all artsy topics, geeking out especially on public art. She's written over 150 articles in the last two years, including interviews with Denver artists Detour, So-Gnar Creative Division, Casey Kawaguchi, Knomad Colab, Anna Charney, Debbie Clapper, Ladies Fancywork Society, Mike Graves, Jeremy Burns, Gamma, Tuke and Koko Bayer. She also hunts down out-of-town artists like Inkie, Mr. Cenz, The London Police, Hoxxoh, Clandestinos, Luis Valle, Marka27 and more.
But she's not just a fan. She's also a participant, confidante, promoter and friend of street art in all its forms. The first time she picked up a can of spray paint was before she graduated high school in a little mountain town. Her first project was taking construction cones, spray painting basic stencil designs on them, and returning them to their original locations. Two of those cones still remain in use by construction projects, and she smiles every time she sees them. Ever since that first taste of artistic rebellion, she's been hooked, hopelessly hooked.
After guiding a group of Denver design professionals around RiNo's street art scene in October 2017, Cori started The Street Art Network (SAN). SAN is designed with the artists in mind, to make sure they are given proper credit and kudos, and to provide one platform to discover Denver's street art. The best way to get the low down is to take to the streets with Cori on one of her Rebel Tours. Don't be scared, she won't get you in too much trouble.
Photo by Amanda Piela