The Colorado Department of Transportation is taking a page out of the “urban renewal” playbook and installing an outdoor mural in Denver’s downtown.
The Denver Airport and Convention Center unveiled a mural Thursday of a Denver skyline that will hang over a large outdoor seating area.
The mural, which was created by artist Mark Karr, will be part of a new “Urban Renewal” project that will also include murals by local artists, including David Williams.
Karr’s work, titled “Colorado, Colorado,” was inspired by his experiences growing up in the Denver suburbs of Fountain, Colorado, and Aurora, Colorado.
He said he wanted to do something that was more than just a fun project.
He wanted to make a statement about the state’s vibrant culture and its place in the world.
The airport’s Downtown Denver Partnership, which is responsible for the airport’s general operating expenses, said the mural will be located in the parking lot of the Denver Convention Center and will be visible from the street and other entrances.
It will also be visible to other people entering the airport.
The mural will hang for five days.
Kerr said he wants people to think of the city he grew up in as the place he went to school and went to church to be inspired.