Glenwood Springs seeks community members to brighten up electrical boxes

An electrical box on Seventh Street in Glenwood Springs.
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Glenwood Springs is hosting a second annual round of mural projects, calling it Better Together 2.0, which will be a festival-style event that brings publicly accessible art to downtown, a press release stated. 

Starting on Sept.15, 10 artists from Colorado will paint their murals on pre-selected electrical boxes and facades around the downtown area. The work will last until Oct. 1, the press release states. 

Community members can watch the artists’ work bloom around them as well as participate in a community mural being painted by an artist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 23-24 in Bethel Plaza, according to the release. 

“Anyone can paint, no experience required,” said Arts Supervisor Annie Henninger in the news release. “This mural is for our Glenwood community, by our community, and we really hope residents stop by to create with us.”

The mural project is part of the City of Glenwood Springs Public Art Plan. The artists selected have come from a wider pool across Colorado, submitting designs in 2022 of an image that could be painted on topeks (dining and gathering cubes), provided by the release:

  • Aubrey Bartlett – Basalt
  • Bad Boys Good Painting – Denver
  • Chelsea Hart – Denver
  • Devin Urioste – Denver
  • Guinevere Jones – Redstone
  • Jordan Luigbihl – Glenwood Springs
  • Koko Collaborations LLC. – Denver
  • Kirsten Hix – Glenwood Springs
  • Pam MacMillian – Glenwood Springs
  • Sofia Ramirez – Loveland

While the community mural is free to participate in, artist Devin Urioste is hosting an exclusive Teen Workshop from 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Registration for the workshop is required. The workshop costs $10. Scholarships are available to city residents, the press release said. 

Artists will receive a stipend for their applied skills and materials. The artists will also receive Glenwood Gold, which is the “buy local” program. The Glenwood Gold was donated to by the Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Authority, the release states.

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