Look at this timelapse of the Black Lives Matter street mural on Broadway

Adri Norris was at the helm of the project, which the city of Denver sponsored.

Local artists and volunteers paint a large mural on Broadway Avenue at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

Local artists and volunteers paint a large mural on Broadway Avenue at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

 

Broadway got some new street art Friday. Artists worked from Thursday evening through the next day painting “Black Lives Matter, remember this time” on the section of the street between Colfax and 14th Avenues.

Artist Adri Norris painted the BLM statement in black paint, then had artists and volunteers use white paint to mark the letters with their hands and foot prints to “make their mark on how whiteness has encroached on their personhoods,” she said.

Dan Taylor used the white paint to make footprints in the black letters. “That represents where the colonizers or the white man has stepped on the colored people and indigenous people of different places.”

“Remember this time” was painted beneath the BLM statement “because we have done this before and it has gone un-listened-to, un-repeated,” Norris said.

The city also replaced the Broadway street sign with one that reads “Black Lives Matter Boulevard.”

Local artists and volunteers paint a large Black Lives Matter mural on Broadway Avenue at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

Local artists and volunteers paint a large Black Lives Matter mural on Broadway Avenue at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

DENVER, JUNE 12: Bianca Mikahn looks onto the mural that she and a group of artists and volunteers painted on Broadway Avenue at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

Bianca Mikahn looks onto the mural that she and a group of artists and volunteers painted on Broadway Avenue at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

DENVER, JUNE 12: Artist, Adri and Bianca Mikahn hug to celebrate the completion of a large Black Lives Matter mural that they and volunteers painted on Broadway Avenue at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

Artist, Adri and Bianca Mikahn hug to celebrate the completion of a large Black Lives Matter mural that they and volunteers painted on Broadway Avenue at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

DENVER, JUNE 12: Local artists and volunteers paint a large Black Lives Matter mural on Broadway Avenue at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

Local artists and volunteers paint a large Black Lives Matter mural on Broadway Avenue at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

DENVER, JUNE 12: Local artists and volunteers paint a large Black Lives Matter mural on Broadway Avenue at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

Local artists and volunteers paint a large Black Lives Matter mural on Broadway Avenue at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

DENVER, JUNE 12: Local artists and volunteers paint a large Black Lives Matter mural on Broadway Avenue at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

Local artists and volunteers paint a large Black Lives Matter mural on Broadway Avenue at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

DENVER, JUNE 12: City workers hang a new street sign renaming Broadway Avenue to Black Lives Matter Boulevard at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

City workers hang a new street sign renaming Broadway Avenue to Black Lives Matter Boulevard at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

DENVER, JUNE 12: City workers hang a new street sign renaming Broadway Avenue to Black Lives Matter Boulevard at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

City workers hang a new street sign renaming Broadway Avenue to Black Lives Matter Boulevard at Civic Center Park in Denver, June 12, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to Denverite)

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