DENVER— What started as a way to showcase local Black art while protecting statues and deterring vandalism throughout Civic Center Park last summer is onto its second year. The Black Love Mural Festival is once again highlighting messages of Black empowerment, racial equality, and Black identity, now through August 2.
Artist Robert Gray came up with the idea for the festival in the summer of 2020 while organizing a clean-up following the protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd.
Artists like Ki’erre Dawkins returned for the festival’s second year with new ideas and inspiration in mind.
“It’s actually my first time trying a 3D mural,” said Dawkins. “This is an image depicting a little girl.”