A mural depicting the wildlife of the Sand Creek corridor is transforming a former runway tunnel wall from Denver's original airport.
Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership, the nonprofit organization supporting the 14- mile trail running through our Central Park neighborhood, and connecting to the High Line trail in Aurora and the S. Platte trail in Commerce City is celebrating its 20th anniversary by making this major improvement to the trail. The artist, Yulia Avgustinovich was given a list of wildlife living in and frequenting the trail, and from there built her design with abstract and realistic depictions of birds, plants, and mammals living on the Greenway.
The mural--275 feet long by 13 feet high--was possible only because of the support of the community. Volunteers helped prep the wall and painted some of the background colors. Donations are providing funds to create and protect the mural. Contributions are still needed for the long-term care of the mural and other projects for the Sand Creek Greenway. Support, through Sand Creek's Future Fund, can be made at www.sandcreekgreenway.org/donate
. Donors making gifts of $100 or more will receive a neck gaiter with the mural design, while supplies last.
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