Muralists will paint together on Riverfront Trail

The Colorado Riverfront Trail will become more colorful on Saturday, Oct. 15, as artists create murals on piers and skirts of overpasses along the trail.

“We have eight different muralists who are going to paint all at the same time. It’s going to be awesome,” said Lorie Gregor, recreation coordinator for the city of Grand Junction’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Painting for aRT — Art on the Riverfront Trail — will begin at 9 a.m. and go all day at 14 sites of various sizes along the paved trail, Gregor said.

Some of the sites are small, so some of the artists will paint multiple sites, Gregor said.

The artists who will be painting are Jeremy Velasquez, Jerad Slates, Nikkeya Gray, Matt Goss, Onyx Cly-Peek, Jason Bradham, Rachel DeWeber and Nyssa Capps.

The sites are near the Redlands Parkway overpass, Lower No Throughfare, Riverside and Highway 340 overpass and U.S. Highway 50 overpass.

At 2 p.m. a mural commissioned by the Hispanic Affairs Project and the Western Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce will be revealed in conjunction with the Hispanic Heritage Month’s closing ceremony activities. That mural, titled “Fernando,” is by Velasquez and is under the Fifth Street overpass.

“All of the artists are donating their time, talent and supplies for this project,” said a news release about aRT.


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