Public Arts Mural Program

Volunteers Needed for the Public Arts Mural ProgramMountain View Core Knowledge School and the Cañon City Stormwater Program would like to thank all of the students who submitted art work for the mural project at the 4th Street Viaduct. One hundred thirty-four pieces of art were submitted from area students Kindergarten to 12th Grade. Sixty-eight of those were chosen to be featured in the art show at the Fremont Center for the Arts during the month of February. The public was asked to vote on their top three choices at the art show and via online voting. We had fantastic participation from the public - 490 ballots were cast through the two avenues with a total of 1,395 votes! 

View the chosen sixty-eight submissions (PDF) to be featured in the art show at the Fremont Center for the Arts during the month of February.


Painting of the murals will occur the weeks of June 3 through 7 and June 10 through 14. The Public Arts Mural Committee is looking for both student and adult volunteers to assist in the painting. Citizens who wish to either volunteer or donate materials for the painting of the murals should email Glenda DeBekker or email Meg Olsen.

Top 10 Citizen’s Choice Winners

The Mural Committee wishes to congratulate the following students on being chosen the Top 10 Citizen’s Choices during the art show at the Fremont Center for the Arts in February. These art submittals will be incorporated into the murals.

  1. Leilani Medina Home School 6th Grade (2 entries in the top 10)
  2. Creative Kids 4H Club various grades
  3. Natalie Henry MVCKS 2nd Grade
  4. Quinn Witkowski MVCKS 2nd Grade
  5. Emily Rabinovitz MVCKS 7th Grade
  6. Gavin Reddick, Thor Shelver, Joel Riva and Mason Coleman joint submittal MVCKS 4thGrade
  7.  James Henry MVCKS 4th Grade
  8. Taylor Garruto MVCKS 5th Grade
  9. Alexandra Weatherill CCHS 12th Grade (chosen by City Council to be featured on the large support)

View these Top 10 Mural Citizen’s Choices (PDF).

Remaining Submissions

Art Submission by Elijah McBrideThe top 10 choices were presented to City Council at the Council meeting on 4/15/19 to choose the art work to be used on the large support.  The remaining art work was used in the rest of the murals as the committee determined. Painting of the murals occurred in late May / early June.  We thank all of the citizens who volunteered their time and/or supplies for the mural painting.

Additionally, the Committee is pleased to announce that one of the submitted art pieces was chosen by Fremont Adventure Recreation to be featured on the back cover of their 2019 Student Adventure Guide, published April 1st. Congratulations to Elijah McBride, Mountain View Core Knowledge School, 5th Grade!