Register to help paint 10/17-10/19
11am – 1pm
What’s the Goal? The purpose of this mural is to activate an otherwise empty, unfinished wall temporarily while the community determines what comes next for the building. We can’t tell the entire history of Manitou Springs in one mural, but we can we celebrate an aspect of this building’s story as a place of music and movement through dance.
How Long Will the Work Be on Display? This is hard to gauge because it depends on budgets and decisions outside of our role, but the working group estimates 1-3 years.
Why this project is happening: The Hiawatha Gardens Task Force approached us in the fall of 2021 with a request to work with the City of Manitou Springs in creating a temporary work of public art. We aim to install a mural on the western wall during October Arts Month. The inspiration for this project stems from the function of the historic building as a dancehall filled with music and movement. To volunteer, sign up here.