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    East Pearl Street

    Boulder’s Murals

    Mural, mural on the wall, who’s the brightest of them all? Boulder recently launched a colorful new public art project called Street Wise, which turns blank walls around town into canvases for an inspired selection of local artists. With Boulder being the eighth most vibrant arts community among medium-sized U.S. cities, there were plenty to choose from.

    On the Mural Trail

    Street Wise has identified 11 sites for mural installation in fall of 2019. There will also be a number of Street Wise events celebrating mural art through the fall, from live paintings to block parties.

    Boulder Chamber Center

    The first of the Street Wise murals to be completed, this huge-scale installation by mural artist Armando Silva went up in September. 


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    Watch here for more information as Street Wise murals are completed.

    Boulder Alley Gallery

    Oft-neglected back-alley doors are the perfect opportunity to spur new inspiration. That's the theory behind Boulder's Alley Gallery project. A handful of alley doors have already been transformed into imaginative works by local artists, and more than 200 doors are being eyed for this ongoing project. Below is an example at Broadway and Pearl. 

    Alley Galley Doors

    Boulder's "Stranger Things" Mural

    This mural by Timoghini, located just off 28th Street south of Arapaho Ave., has been making quite a buzz for its nod to the "Stranger Things" TV show. (Side note of interest to "Stranger Things" fans: Fiske Planetarium in Boulder has a Stranger Things laser show.) 


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    Public Art Walking Tour

    See murals and more on Boulder's downtown public art walking tour. You'll cruise down Pearl Street, taking in murals, sculptures and more on this leisurely, hour-or-so-long stroll through vibrant downtown.

    Boulder Bubble

    Meet a Boulder Street Artist

    Street artist SMiLE's elaborately stenciled cats and historical figures can be spotted all over Boulder, beautifying electrical boxes, garbage bins and old phone booths. Keep an eye out, particularly in the Hill neighborhood and the blocks surrounding Pearl Street. SMiLE shared with us how he'd spend his perfect day in Boulder.

    Painting of SMILE Cat

    Spot Your Own

    More and more murals and street art are popping up around Boulder as the town's artistic ambitions grow. Keep an eye out and you're sure to find more inspiration.