It’s amazing how quickly things have changed. I don’t think anyone would have foreseen to see the world as it is today a month ago. It was surreal to see the once vibrant streets of Broadway, now empty with boarded-up stores and restaurants.
The artists of Denver are fighting back against the doom and the gloom by creating works of art on top of the plywood that now adorns the many buildings on Broadway.
Erika Righter, the owner of a gift shop called Hope Tank started the movement and even started a GoFundMe campaign to assist business owners who couldn’t afford the materials needed to protect their businesses from vandals. Her GoFundMe isn’t just to pay for materials, she also wants to support artists who have been impacted by the COVID-19 situation.
“Instead of driving and walking past blocks of boarded-up storefronts that remind us of our fear and anxiety….let’s give our community hope!” – Righter
Quote Source: 303 Magazine
New murals are popping daily, helping to keep Broadway from turning into a complete ghost town. Even though many businesses have chosen to shut their doors completely, there are many that are still hanging on. So, if you happen to be around Broadway, why not carry out a meal from La Loteria or gather the materials you need for a DIY project from Fancy Tiger. Every little contribution helps keep the Denver community that we know and love alive.
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