Tools for the Creative Life: DENVER WALLS Edition

Tools for the Creative Life: DENVER WALLS Edition!

All creatives are invited to join us for a workshop with Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) and Canvas Credit Union.

Renee Quintana, a small business relationship manager from Canvas Credit Union, will be joining us to discuss financial planning as an artist. Lawyer Zach Warkentin from CBCA’s Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) will be speaking on The Law of Street Art: VARA and where real estate owners and artists’ interests collide.

In addition to walking away with tons of knowledge to empower yourselves in your careers, the first 50 people to attend will receive FREE year long memberships to (a $100 value!).

We believe in providing you with practical tools to reach your long term goals in your careers. We hope to see you there!


Tools for the Creative Life is a workshop series aimed at providing creatives with connection, new skills, inspirational capital and tools to craft a healthy creative ecosystem. Presented in partnership by the RiNo Art District, Transforming Creatives, CBCA, the Creative Integration Initiative, and the Denver Public Library.

While this is a free event, please register in advance as there is limited capacity!

Zach Warkentin

Zach is a lifelong Coloradan and small business owner who has forged successful careers in the legal, business, design, and music spaces. He represents companies and creatives in a wide range of industries and corporate stages and is a frequent speaker and author. He is the former Chair of the Colorado Bar Association’s Entertainment and Sports Law Section. He is also a past professor in Music Law at the University of Colorado-Denver and Board Member of the Colorado Business Development Foundation. In 2020, Zach was the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts’ Volunteer Attorney of the Year. Prior to forming Warkentin LLC, Zach represented professional clients in multi-million dollar complex civil litigation. Zach has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry as an attorney, artist, and promoter. He is a founding member for four music groups and has shared the stage with numerous, renowned acts, such as Empire of the Sun, Digable Planets, Bonerama, Kid Cudi, Chali 2na, the Motet, Zion-I, and DJ Abilities. During undergrad at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Zach was an illustrator and political cartoonist for The Daily Tar Heel.

Renee Quintana

Renee Quintana is a small business relationship manager with Canvas Credit Union. She has been working with credit union members for over 10 years and loves finding solutions to help businesses thrive. Renee is an Innovation Lab Designer and a Picasso brand ambassador at Canvas Credit Union. She is a leader in business banking and loves helping her communities prosper. Renee believes that it takes a village to raise a good business and therefore will always help point business owners in the right direction. When she is not working Renee enjoys traveling, sunshine, cycling and spending time with family.


CreativeStudy is a resource designed to help you navigate the business that’s crucial to successful creative careers. Their speakers explain the ecosystem of funding, finance, law, and more in a way that's approachable, non-judgmental, and applicable to creatives and freelancers who often find themselves torn between producing their work and managing the business side of their careers.