Our First Project: “Local is the Way!” Mural at Durango Joe’s College Location
ARTISTS: Hayley Kirkman, Allie Wolfe, Dakotah Andreatta, and Sarah Sturm
LOCATION: Durango Joes on College Drive
COMPLETED: April 2018
ABOUT THE PROJECT: Local First worked with the creative arts and business community to design and install this mural. Through creative expression and engagement with our local, independent business community, we aimed to educate the public about the importance of building a strong, local economy while celebrating artistic expression in a manner that explores the history and uniqueness of Durango and La Plata County.
The theme of our first mural was “Local is the Way!”, and it aimed to promote buying local, eating local, and being local right in the heart of downtown. This building is the gateway to downtown from Fort Lewis College and will be an exceptional opportunity to educate our community and visitors about our community’s support of the local economy as they enter Durango’s unique downtown district.