In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Adams County Parks, Open Space & Cultural Arts Department launched public art projects to bring hope and joy to communities, inspire residents and visitors, and fuel the local economy.
Murals for Hope is a series of five exterior murals along the Clear Creek and South Platte River Trail systems in Adams County. Themes for each installation were inspired by the wildlife and beauty of the parks, trails, and open space properties throughout Adams County. There are also traces of mythological hope throughout the murals, including the Firebird and Thunderbird figures from indigenous folklore.
Meet the Artists
Jay Jaramillo and Jerry Jaramillo - Clear Creek Trail, 64th Avenue Trailhead
AJ Davis (Project Street Gold) - Clear Creek Trail, Clear Creek / South Platte Confluence
Johanna Gentry - South Platte River Trail, Clear Creek / South Platte Confluence
Anthony Garcia (Birdseed Collective) - South Platte River Trail, Riverdale Regional Park
Michael Gadlin - South Platte River Trail, 124th Avenue Underpass, Riverdale Regional Park