The 2018 Call for Muralists is open! Click here for details.
The 2017 Call for Muralists closed on January 23rd, 2017.
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West Colfax MuralFest 2016 showcased 6 murals at Lamar Station Plaza (6501 W Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80214) and Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (1600 Pierce Street). The plaza is an active shopping destination home to two art galleries, an award-winning brewery, a newly dedicated public gathering place, and Casa Bonita, where weekend visitors to this nationally-known restaurant run in the thousands. Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is a beautiful and historic campus one block north of the plaza. The large mural on the west-facing wall of the ARC Thrift Store along Pierce Street is approximately 80ft. x 30ft. The 5 small murals are 16ft. x 8ft. The theme for 2016 MuralFest was “Reinvention”. From survival, transition and change to growth and transformation, we invited all artistic interpretations of the word reinvention.
Following are the six artists selected from hundreds of entries who created the outdoor murals as part of MuralFest 2016.
Michael “Birdcap” Roy
Richard L. Marks
West Colfax MuralFest 2015 featured the seven winning mural concepts presented by juried artists from across the country who participated in our call for artists. Together these seven murals created an incredible outdoor art gallery all within one block. All seven murals were completed on August 8, 2015 during the first annual West Colfax MuralFest.
Mural Project #1 (pictured above) is 60’ x 24’ in dimension, painted on concrete block and located on the west-facing wall of the A & E Fine Woodworking building at 7175 16th Avenue, Lakewood 80214. Mural Projects #2 -#7 are 10’ x12’ in dimension, painted on metal garage doors (all within a block of the larger Mural Project #1).
Following are the seven artists selected from hundreds of entries who created the seven outdoor murals as part of MuralFest. Click the profiles below to view each artist’s mural from MuralFest 2015.
David Ocelotl Garcia
Katy Casper Gevargis