DURANGO — Art cannot cure COVID-19, but artists in Durango have shown it can mitigate some of the fallout. A pop-up art exhibit and its unexpected offerings was designed to give fresh life to the town.
In the fall of 2020, the southwest Colorado creative community sent out an open call for artists to compete to have their work on public display in Durango.
The winners, eight of whom spoke to Colorado Voices, had their art curated into a pop-up exhibit. The contributors became known as The Durango Art Brigade, a community cavalry of sorts that came to the rescue of a covid-worn town.