|Monday, July 30, 2012 |
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|Friday, August 03, 2012 |
The public is invited to have some fun and be creative between 9 a.m. and noon on Monday, July 30 thru Friday, Aug. 3 to help create a more inviting Pikes Peak Greenway Trail experience. SCAMP is seeking volunteers for a mural expansion at the Uintah Street trail underpass. It’s an example of how arts, culture and creativity can help deepen a sense of place and increase vibrancy.
The non-profit Concrete Couch, City of Colorado Springs, and private business and organization sponsors are teaming up on SCAMP, a Summer Community Art and Mural Program. This project includes volunteers from the City’s Therapeutic Recreation Program, Colorado College student farmers and general public. The current mural on the east side of the bridge underpass will be expanded with the original mural’s creators (pictured), the City’s Therapeutic Recreation Program. The west side will feature an abstract design and a faux-stone treatment will be used on the columns.
Participants aren’t required to come every day, but will learn the most and be the biggest help if they do. Kids 12 years and under must bring an adult. All programs are free.
Most materials are reused and donated from The ReStore, 411 S. Wahsatch Ave., and El Paso County’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 3255 Akers Dr. Residents can shop The ReStore’s gently used building supplies to benefit Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity. And, at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, residents can not only drop off electronics, batteries, motor oil, chemicals, and paints for free recycling, but can also find free paints and other items to reuse.
A September bike tour will visit the 2012 SCAMP project sites throughout greater downtown Colorado Springs.