Art is popping up all over Downtown Wellington. Murals adorn buildings, creative bike racks have been placed throughout the town, even the planters are creatively placed to give the art more depth.
The Wellington CO Main Streets Program (WCMSP) has a mission. That’s beautification for Wellington residents and businesses through a design committee tasked with bringing art work and murals to the area. Several projects took place over the past summer.
A mural on the Sol De Jalisco building was completed in early August by Wellington Resident Joe Hamman. He volunteered his time to paint the mural. The owners of the building offered a wall. The WCMSP design committee helped with a final design. They combined the theme of the restaurant with new vibrant color for downtown Wellington. Paint and materials were donated by Wellington’s Commercial Coatings Inc.
Even town hall got a face lift with a one-of-a-kind 7′ x 16′ Acrylic painting on four aluminum panels. The two year project was crafted by local artist Shandy Staab-Daubert (Shandy O’s Fine Art). It depicts the local landscape and a peaceful home on the front range. Wellington’s Dynamic Image designed and installed the panels after the painting was complete. It’s being claimed as one of Colorado’s largest outdoor fine art pieces.
WCMSP is working with other building owners with more ideas. “We are excited to do some murals related to the history of downtown Wellington,” said Annie Lindgren, Executive Director of WCMSP. “We encourage building owners to let us know if they would like a mural on their building, and local artists to let us know if they are interested in doing a mural,” she said.