Student artists beautify The Perk Downtown with new Colorado-themed mural

Posted By Alissa Smith on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 12:37 PM

COURTESY THE PERK DOWNTOWN
Courtesy The Perk Downtown

Over the last few years, the Colorado Springs downtown corridor has seen some major artistic enhancements. The Art on the Streets initiative has set up sculptures and decorated traffic boxes, and Concrete Couch has contributed mosaic artwork with an eye on community-building. Now, another entity is working to make its mark on Downtown: UCCS’ Art and Art History Club.

The club has set out to paint a new mural (to be completed this weekend) on the side of The Perk Downtown, a coffee shop in the middle of Downtown. The theme is “Colorado Beauty” and is meant to convey some iconic aspects of Colorado, such as Garden of the Gods and the Colorado flag, through an abstract style.

Painted entirely by student artists, the mural will be revealed during November’s First Friday festivities, (Nov. 3), but those interested in seeing these students’ work before the unveiling have another art event to look forward to.

Location Details
The Perk Downtown