RedLine is a proud partner and administrator of the Arts in Society grant. This collaborative program provides grants to both individuals and organizations that use art as a vehicle to promote social justice and community welfare.
Elsewhere Studios has teamed up with The Learning Council and Arts for All, two other nonprofit organizations in the North Fork Valley, to create murals celebrating Latinx/a/o heritage on the Western Slope and centering the creative contributions of the area’s youth.
In the beginning of 2022, we put out an open call for regional high school students and recent graduates to apply to be paid members of the mural team and we selected three students from Delta, Hotchkiss, and Cedaredge. We then contracted a professional artist to facilitate the design and implementation of the mural, and our team was complete.
This team traveled around the region to conduct interviews with various folks connected to the Latinx community, including migrant workers, business owners, locals, students, etc.
The content from these interviews was discussed among the student artists and distilled into visual themes that could be integrated into a mural.