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Community Mural: A Ceremony Honoring Water



The LCAC along with the River Sisters Circle invite you to join us in the creation of a community mural led by David Ocelotl Garcia in honor of our connection to water, nature, and land. This is a two-part workshop offering the opportunity to design elements and participate in the painting of “Water Ceremony'' at the LCAC’s future Colfax location.

We will meet in early April at the Sun Valley Kitchen to design portions of the river in the mural and move to painting the 22 ft. x 100 ft. wall located under the Colfax Viaduct next to Empower Field (The LCAC West Colfax Building's East Wall).

The mural will be unveiled on May 20th 2023, at the Sun Valley Rising’s Viaduct Night Market.



About “Water Ceremony” Community Mural

Inspired by the Aztec Goddess of Terrestrial Waters, Chalchiutlicue, David Ocelotl Garcia will lead us through the co-creation of a large-scale mural in collaboration with the River Sisters Circle. “Water Ceremony” is a recognition that environmental stewardship has been practiced by our Indigenous communities for hundreds, if not thousands of years. It is in our native heritages to care for the environment and Mother Earth.

A heartfelt thank you to our partners and sponsors

River Sisters Circle, DEDO, West Colfax BID and the Sun Valley Kitchen.

Workshop Schedule

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE - REGISTRATION IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED

Design + On-site Painting Workshops

This is a two-part workshop with the opportunity to design a personalized element and participate in the painting of “Water Ceremony'' on April 22nd, 2023 (Earth Day) from 11am-3pm.

Address: Sun Valley Kitchen 1260 Decatur St, Denver, CO 80204

April 1, 3-5pm (1 spot available)

April 2, 3-5pm (Full)

April 8, 1-3 pm (reserved for Sun Valley residents)

***Participants who sign-up for a Design Workshop do not need to sign-up for an On-site Painting Workshop.***

Public On-site Painting Workshops (Weather permitting)

At the beginning of the month artist David Ocelotl Garcia walked participants through how to design their unique contribution to the Water Ceremony Community Mural. Now it is time to paint on the wall!


For those that may have missed the design workshop, no worries! We will have designs prepared for you. Please allow yourself an hour to complete your painting on the wall. Please register for a timeslot! Bring a friend or family and Prepare to Work Outside!

Address: 2705 West Colfax, Denver, Colorado (East wall) On Select Saturdays in April and May, 11am-3pm

April 29, 11am-3pm

Session 1: Sold Out

Session 2: 12PM - 1PM

Session 3: 1PM - 2PM

Session 4: 2PM - 3PM

May 6, 11am-3pm

Session 1: 11AM - 12PM

Session 2: 12PM - 1PM

Session 3: 1PM - 2PM

Session 4: 2PM - 3PM

May 13, 11am-3pm

Session 1: 11AM - 12PM

Session 2: 12PM - 1PM

Session 3: 1PM - 2PM

Session 4: 2PM - 3PM


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