OhHeckYeah: An Immersive Street Arcade

Brian Corrigan

Funding Received: 2013
Denver, CO
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

In 2014, OhHeckYeah transformed the Denver Theatre District into a first-of-its-kind immersive street arcade in partnership with the Downtown Denver Partnership, Denver Theatre District, Colorado Symphony, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Bovine Metropolis Theater, Mode Set, Legwork Studio and Denver Arts and Venues.

OhHeckYeah is a public benefit corporation that uses the power of play to strengthen the social, physical and economic fabric of place. Studies continually show that play of any kind makes us more creative, curious and happy. It even contributes to helping build trust between strangers. Play is a powerful way to create human connection; a need that is even more fundamental and basic than food or shelter. Our mission is to integrate play into the built environment to produce communities that are more connected, creative and vibrant. We believe the City that plays together, stays together.


OhHeckYeah: This Is How We Do It from OhHeckYeah on Vimeo


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

Oct 14, 2015
Forget iPhones and private Facebook pages. Digital arts can be big, brash and public to add another layer to urban placemaking efforts. Working in large-scale... Read More
By Brian Corrigan UPDATE OhHeckYeah’s 8-week run ended July 26th. During the 15 days the street arcade was open, we witnessed diverse communities come together... Read More
By Brian Corrigan Updates OhHeckYeah launches in two weeks. From June 7 - July 26, every Thursday and Saturday, we will transform the Denver Theatre... Read More
Justin Gitlin answers students’ questions at Garfield Elementary School’s annual Career Day Updates On February 18, 2014, OhHeckYeah was invited to Garfield Elementary School’s annual... Read More
Colorado Symphony Recording the OhHeckYeah Video Game Soundtrack Updates This month the Colorado Symphony recorded the soundtrack to the video games that will be played... Read More
Character design explorations by Legwork Studio Updates Just as our ArtPlace America provided “seed funding” for our project, we now have the opportunity to do... Read More
Inspiration/Art Direction Style for the Street Arcade Updates December marks the project’s halfway point. Reflecting on the past six months, one of the biggest benefits... Read More
Legwork Studio & Mode Set worked with Google to produce Roll It for their Chrome browser Updates As we move forward, we see new opportunities... Read More
OHY Kickstarter Video on the Denver Theatre District’s LED Screen. Updates September Highlights -- OHY Kickstarter Launch Event at Denver Startup Week -- Presentation at... Read More
Project Update The week of September 15th marked the beginning of Denver Startup Week, a week dedicated to everything entrepreneurial in Denver. OHY was selected... Read More
Project Update Each month brings new momentum. Since our last blog post we have presented our project to local foundations, cultural partners, potential sponsors, neighborhood... Read More
Update Designing video games to be played in public space versus a private living room requires a different design framework. We have defined the street... Read More
UPDATE Receiving the ArtPlace America grant has infused a significant amount of energy into the work we’re doing in Denver. Our first steps towards building... Read More