Last Saturday, several Arts Streeters and a lot of people who wanted to help the cause turned out to raise funds for the victims of the Aurora theater tragedy, and during Art4Aurora painted another mural for the Art Miles project. This is the fourth of Arts Street’s mural for Aurora, and the fourth that was auctioned at this event. This mural was incredibly joyful, and we have artist, Mel Piazza, to thank. She mapped out the background of the mural for us.
The organizers of Art4Aurora reported to have raised about $3900 during the event Saturday. $1000 was due to the auctioned art items. And they posted, “it’s so amazing to see our community pull together and give so much. The show was absolutely wonderful and the art was amazing.” They are still taking donations at their website.
DENVER – This Saturday, October 13th, Arts Street will be co-ordinating the painting of a mural at the Arts for Aurora Event at the Gates House in Denver University. The Public IS encouraged to come and participate in the creation of this mural. This, and three others like it, will be auctioned off to raise funds for the victims of the Aurora Theater Tragedy at the end of this event. All art sold at this event will raise funds for Aurora victims and their families and for the first responders. To learn more go to Art4Aurora.org.
Since the movie theater tragedy, Arts Street has partnered with Montbello students and families, the Denver Health staff and First Friday Art Walks to paint many feet of murals. Stella Yu, the executive director of Arts Street, is one of the Denver connections of Art Miles, the nonprofit that supplies the movable mural material, and has been working for years to help people all over the world address Peace, Unity & Healing through art, and mural making.
“Armed with canvas, paints and brushes, we activate the community to spend a few hours together, and let the power of art unite us, share goodwill and build strength together, world wide. It’s non-challenging, magical and green,” Yu said.
The murals for Aurora were created with the assistance of the students at the Denver Center for International Studies, employees of Denver Health, and participants of the First Friday Art Walk on Santa Fe in September. This latest mural-making event is open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Please come help us to create this mural.