Titwrench amplifies the voices of women and LGBTQ artists for the eighth year

The LGBTQIAP art festival run by the collective of the same name created a fun, fringy space to foster experimental expression.

Experimental musician Cecilia McKinnon, AKA Star Canyon, plays to a growing crowd under a plush set. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)titwrench; art; feminism; music; rino; diy; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty; colorado
Experimental musician Cecilia McKinnon, AKA Star Canyon, plays to a growing crowd under a plush set. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) titwrench; art; feminism; music; rino; diy; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty; colorado
Experimental musician Cecilia McKinnon, AKA Star Canyon, plays to a growing crowd under a plush set. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

In RiNo’s Glob DIY art space yesterday, Titwrench — the LGBTQIAP art festival run by the collective of the same name –created a fun, fringy space to foster experimental expression for the eighth year.

This photographer got a sampling of the festivities while the sun was out, but the party continued into the night hours when, as one organizer said, “the fun really starts.”

But the Saturday afternoon scene at the all-ages, volunteer-run festival was a great one nonetheless. Fantastic tacos, harrowing echoey music, nail painting and Tarot reading made for a fun space for young and old alike.

A young lady hangs out in the sun with a churro. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) titwrench; art; feminism; music; rino; diy; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty; colorado
A young lady hangs out in the sun with a churro. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
"Gomez" and "Morticia" of the La Sirena Sitana (gypsy mermaid) taco stand make vegan cactus fare for guests. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) titwrench; art; feminism; music; rino; diy; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty; colorado
“Gomez” and “Morticia” of the La Sirena Sitana (gypsy mermaid) taco stand make vegan cactus fare for guests. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Titwrench — as a collective and a festival — aims to amplify otherwise marginalized voices by providing women and LGBTQ artists platforms and a support network.

Experimental musician Cecilia McKinnon, AKA Star Canyon, on the guitar. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) titwrench; art; feminism; music; rino; diy; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty; colorado
Experimental musician Cecilia McKinnon, aka Star Canyon, on the guitar. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The audience cheers. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) titwrench; art; feminism; music; rino; diy; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty; colorado
The audience cheers. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

 

Kevin Beaty

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