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Boulder Strong Memorial Art Materials Project
The City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture will provide artists and other creatives the opportunity to take left over items from the Boulder Strong Memorial Fence that surrounds Kings Soopers, the location of the March 22 mass shooting. With support from victim representatives, the Kroger Company, the Museum of Boulder at Tebo Center, and the City of Boulder’s Zero Waste Program, the Office of Arts and Culture want to offer tribute items to creatives who wish to respectfully acknowledge the tragedy and remember the victims in new works of art.
The items available are limited to objects which are not appropriate to be preserved, are not personalized in any way, and are safe to handle. This includes the remnants of flowers and plants, unadorned plastic and paper, glass and melted candles, and similar items. This project is meant to both divert these items from the landfill and provide material for local artists to create thoughtful works that will help our community heal.
Requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 27. Staff at the Office of Arts and Culture will follow up with more information including an appointment time to retrieve material. The amount of material may be limited and appointments will be made distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.