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Geologic Mosaic Mural Spans Climax to Independence

When you’re in downtown Leadville Today for all of the July 4th fun and festivities, be sure to check out the new The Courthouse Geologic Mosaic Mural located off W. 5th Street. The mural features a cross section of the geology from Fremont Pass, through Leadville and ending at Independence Pass.  It was designed and installed under the direction of the Leadville Arts Coalition Public Art Projects Manager, Amanda Good.

It's a family affair: The mural features a cross section of local geology and is sponsored by the Leadville Arts Coalition. Photo: Leadville Today.

It’s a family affair: The mural features a cross section of local geology and is sponsored by the Leadville Arts Coalition. Photo: Leadville Today.

“Everyone was awesome!” exclaimed Good, speaking to the community involvement. “On Saturday, it was Standing Room Only, people were waiting in line to be a part of the mural.” The timing of the installation was nicely planned, as hundreds of people were downtown for the Inaugural Leadville BBQ and Brew Festival on Saturday, June 27, and happily became part of this community art project.

For those interested in participating and not able to make it down to place a tile, there was an opportunity through tile and stone donation which allowed them to put a special touch to the piece of art. Look closely throughout the design and you’re sure to find a sentimental piece of ceramic from an old plate, or perhaps on old Leadville bottle, so popular among local collectors.

Video of how the geologic mosaic mural came together:

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Murals have made somewhat of a comeback in recent years in downtown Leadville. Thanks to efforts by the Leadville Arts Coalitions (LAC), local artists and Harrison Avenue business owners, the historic downtown corridor has been getting its sparkle back. You can read the 2014 Mural story published on Leadville Today: HERE.

So what’s next? Word is the LAC is in the advanced planning stages of another new downtown mural installation. Here’s a hint to the theme: Giddy up, Ski Jorers! Stay tuned to Leadville Today as more details become available.

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