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SCAMP advances art alley with mural on downtown Parking Garage
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The public is invited to have some fun and be a part of the arts alley buzz between 9 a.m. and noon from Monday, Aug. 20 thru Friday, Aug. 24 to help create a more inviting downtown experience. SCAMP is seeking help for a mural that will cover the backside of the City’s Bijou/Cascade Parking Garage. The location site is intended to provide pedestrians exiting the garage and using the alley with a more welcoming experience while progressing the vision behind the downtown Alley Arts Improvement Plan. 

The non-profit Concrete Couch, City of Colorado Springs, and Parking Administration are teaming up on this SCAMP, Summer Community Art and Mural Program, project. It’s an example of how arts, culture and creativity can increase vibrancy.

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. This education opportunity is free. Meet behind the garage at 215 North Cascade Ave.

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 fall bicycle tour will visit the 2012 SCAMP project sites throughout greater downtown Colorado Springs.