Chamber says 10 murals coming to Alamosa

Courier photo by John Waters This location facing Fourth Street in Alamosa is the site of a planned mural.

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce is kicking off a year-long mural project to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Ten murals are planned in Alamosa and are designed to highlight the local artist community and enhance the goal of creating a Colorado Creative District in Alamosa.

“Colorado Creative Districts attract artists and creative entrepreneurs to a community, infusing new energy and innovation, which in turn enhances the economic and civic capital of the community. Districts also serve as a focal point for celebrating and strengthening a community’s unique identity, become a space to showcase cultural and artistic organizations and events, and contribute to the development of healthy communities,” chamber officials stated.

Benefits of the program include:

  • a cash award of up to $10,000 for newly certified districts (local match required)
  • a technical and professional assistance fund available to districts that have been certified for one or more years (local match required)
  • a marketing strategy developed in partnership with the Colorado Tourism Office to support tourism and bring Colorado’s Creative Districts to a national audience
  • support in developing and pitching content and news about how creativity is changing Colorado through the work of creative districts
  • two highway signs placed on state highways near districts
  • access to statewide economic data on the impact of creative districts
  • access to the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) Creative Vitality Suite, an online platform for creative economy data
  • facilitate access to resources and facilitate a learning community among districts

Each mural will represent a decade in operation. Locations will vary in size and be selected by the Chamber Pride of Place Committee. This request for proposals is to represent the time period of 1923-1933.

For more information, visit online www.alamosachamber.com/mural-project.