By: Amber Blacharski

It's no secret that cannabis opens the doors of perception for its consumers. Throughout history, artists, musicians, and philosophers have been using cannabis as a pathway to creative inspiration for their craft. Research about cannabis and creativity has pinpointed the phenomenon. After consuming cannabis, synapse fireworks go off in the frontal lobe, the home of creativity in the brain, which results in expanded perception. Ideas begin to flow freely, and you can dive deep while enjoying the beauty of artwork before you. There really is no better way to enjoy creative work than doing it while high! Your opportunity? Denver's Art District onSanta Fe's First Friday Art Walk.

Legend says Denver's Santa Fe Drive was once a part of theoldest wagon road in America, the Santa Fe Trail, which ran from St. Louis, Missouri to New Mexico's capital city, Santa Fe. Culturally modeled after Santa Fe which has long been a center for arts and culture, Denver's Art District on Santa Fe is an unofficial micro-neighborhood and nonprofit membership organization that encompasses hundreds of artists, galleries, studios, theaters, and innovative art-centric businesses along Santa Fe Drive. The District's mission is to promote artists and to educate and inspire the Denver metropolitan community to get creative. Their signature event is the First Friday Art Walk.

So What, Who, When, and Where is it?

First Friday Art Walk of Denver's Art District on Santa Fe is a year-round art market held every first Friday of the month where thousands art lovers gather between 5:30pm and 9:30pm on Santa Fe Drive between 5th and 11th avenues to appreciate hundreds of artists showcasing their creative work in galleries, studios, co-ops, alley ways, and on the streets. Also, food trucks! Dozens of food trucks line 7th and 8th avenues to satisfy your munchie cravings.

Before heading to Denver's Art District on Santa Fe Drive, open your doors of perception to immerse yourself in the depths of the minds that created the artwork before your eyes. Select one of these creative flower strains at The Green Solution:Blue Dream,Sour Diesel,Tangie,Chem OG,LoHigh,Slam Dunk,Purple Punch, orDisco Kush.

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