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East Colfax Sidewalk Mural

Organized by: Mary Nesberg

Mary's Photo

EVENT DATE Jun 30, 2016

THE STORY:

The intersection of Uinta and Colfax was once a cornerstone of the town of Montclair. Residents of the area frequented the shops. Today, it has the reputation of being the bullseye for criminal activities. In an effort to reactivate the block, and make it feel safer to those who frequent it, the East Montclair Neighborhood Association (EMNA) has been awarded money through the P.S. You are Here art grant.

 To develop a design for the sidewalk mural, Mary Nesberg spent time working with the local refugee communities who are connected with Mercy Housing. She met with children and adults to learn about why they love calling our neighborhood home. They helped to dream up images that reflect their own cultural identities and incorporated other images to help conjure up the feeling of safety among residents.

Tom Fesing, the president of EMNA, met with students from The Logan School for Creative Learning to give them a brief history lesson on the story of how this section of Colfax came to be. Students incorporated many of the historical elements as well as many images displaying their pride for being citizens of Denver, CO.

Lastly, Nik Arnoldi, a talented artist and neighbor of the East Colfax/East Montclair neighborhood, leapt at the chance to be apart of this project. He has taken the ideas gathered from the neighborhood residents and fused them together into a concept drawing that encircles the SE corner of the intersection at Colfax and Uinta. We hope his beautiful design draws positive attention back to this area. We hope that everyone can feel safer when in the presence of such a beautiful sidewalk mural. Please, help us reach our goal, so we can paint the mural this summer.

$975

 

49% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Vince Nesberg

    $25

  • Tom Fesing

    $100

  • @rtn

    $25

  • John & Susan

    $50

  • Stephen Weak

    $25

  • Krista Rundiks

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Colleen & Brian

     

  • Shane and Elizabeth Mueller

    $25

  • Manuel Aiquipa and Sandra Vella

    $100

  • Sue & Janet

    $25

  • Alison

    $25

  • Hilarie Portell

    $50

  • Faye Griffith

    $25

  • Sierra Hutchinson

    $10

  • Ann Mathews

    $35

  • Marmee Colfer

    $15

  • Meyers

     

  • Judy Bulow

     

  • Tiare Weak

    $25

  • Sarah Knowlton

    $25

  • Adam

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kathy Huser

     

  • Jones-Hofmanns

     

  • Deb Stigen

    $100

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Mary Nesberg

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Donor Comments

Deb Stigen

Deb Stigen

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Jones-Hofmanns

Jones-Hofmanns

1 year ago

Kathy Huser

Kathy Huser

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

For Tessa 1 year ago

Adam

Adam

this is so cool! I'm excited to see the mural! 1 year ago

Sarah Knowlton

Sarah Knowlton

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Tiare Weak

Tiare Weak

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Judy Bulow

Judy Bulow

1 year ago

Meyers

Meyers

1 year ago

Marmee Colfer

Marmee Colfer

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

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