A community mural project will bring some color to the Colfax viaduct near Meow Wolf and Empower Field
The mural will be painted by local artists Danielle SeeWalker and Julio “JWLC” Mendoza, with the help of community volunteers.
The Colfax viaduct in Sun Valley is getting a makeover. Starting this weekend, a new mural will bring some extra life and color to the parking lot beneath the Colfax underpass.
The project will be led by two local artists, Danielle SeeWalker and Julio “JWLC” Mendoza. Mendoza is a visual artist based in Westwood. He specializes in colorful, community-conscious murals that often reference his childhood growing up in Mexico. SeeWalker is a Denver-based artist, writer and activist. She is Húŋkpapȟa Lakȟóta and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. Her murals incorporate Indigenous imagery and messaging to reflect her identity. The two artists will work with community volunteers to paint the mural.
The mural painting is part of a larger West Colfax Business Improvement District initiative to activate the viaduct space with art and community events. On May 14, the area will be taken over by the Sun Valley Rising Viaduct Night Market, an international market featuring local food and art vendors.
Painting begins Sunday, Apr. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers will meet at a site behind the Latino Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) at 2721 W. Colfax Ave. You can sign up to help paint here.