The public is invited to have some fun and be creative between 9 a.m. and noon on Monday, July 16 thru Friday, July 20 to help create a more inviting Shooks Run Trail experience with an underpass mural at Pikes Peak Avenue. 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. The South Shooks Run project is sponsored by Blue Line Engineering.
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.