Work began today on a new mural for Beavers’ market.
Artist Chris Bates, who’s painted transformer boxes (pdf) and other murals downtown, plans several panels along the west parking lot wall.
Bates says he wanted to paint the street-facing east side, but quickly realized that the snow plows on North Shields Street leave piles of snow and splash salts several feet up the side of that wall.
When this first panel is finished, it will look something like this:
Bates says he hopes to finish the mural “before it starts snowing.” For Fort Collins, that’s often around Halloween.
Very cool. I have great memories of shopping at Beavers with my mother when I was child. Even though I now live on the extreme south end of town I still stop by when I’m in the neighborhood. I need to check out the mural.
just saw that someone had retweeted the coloradoan as saying that we might get snow this weekend!