One of many groups painting murals for Denver's Miles of Murals project.
Today I took my camera on an art date to capture some city art. Something I hadn't planned on just happened to be in my path as I crossed Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. Adults and children were painting murals with an environmental theme for Earth Day as part of Miles of Murals, Denver's contribution to the International Art Miles Mural Project. Tomorrow all the murals that have been painted in March and April throughout the city will be taken to Barnum Park and joined together to try to be included in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's longest painting. The international program suggests a variety of themes from which to choose, among them peace, diversity and environment.
Several school buses brought students to participate in the painting. They were so enthusiastic and so sure their efforts would make a difference. I hope they can keep this "political innocence" a while longer before they realize that environmental policy is just one of many ideals that can be bought and sold in search of power and influence.
A portion of one of the murals lying on the grass to dry.