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A Denver community forms around murals to find hope in art, friendship and “mutual aid”

When Denver gift shop owner Erika Righter asked her Facebook friends if anyone wanted to sponsor a muralist to paint Hope Tank’s front window during Women’s History month, the response showed her how powerful a small community can be.  Righter, whose store’s sales plummeted as foot traffic along Broadway in the usually busy Baker neighborhood […]

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“We want to lead”: Frisco uses art to reckon with the high country’s lack of diversity

FRISCO — At 9,097 feet above sea level, 15 artists used 16 letters to send a message and start a conversation about racism and diversity in Colorado’s mountain towns. “BLACK LIVES MATTER,” painted by artists on the pavement on Main Street in Frisco in 20-foot letters between Madison and First avenues, presents an impossible-to-ignore challenge […]

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Colorado had to release a health report. So it paid muralists to do it with paint.

Raise your hand if you’ve read the state’s latest public health and environmental assessment.  No? That’s pretty much what state health authorities figured, so they put it into pictures. Eight murals — going up on the sides of shopping centers and public buildings across Colorado — will depict the 2018 report, an assessment by the […]