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CenturyLink and SCAMP transform a utility vent to enhance downtown
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

From June 4 thru June 8, the sidewalk in front of CenturyLink will be abuzz with artists, interns, volunteers, downtown employees and other passers-by as they transform a utility vent cover/bench into a mosaic bench work of art. Century Link is sponsoring the project.

Downtown employees, neighborhood residents, and passers-by are invited to play a hands-on role in the creation of the mosaic. All this week members of the public are invited to show up at 308 E Pikes Peak Ave. between 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8 to help with the mosaic bench. It’s an example of how arts, culture and creativity can help deepen a sense of place and increase vibrancy.

Most materials are reused and donated from The ReStore or El Paso County’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

The non-profit Concrete Couch, City of Colorado Springs, and private business and organization sponsors are teaming up on SCAMP, a Summer Community Art and Mural Program. This is the second of eight projects planned throughout the summer. The first project was just unwrapped this week – a successful concrete mosaic bench in front of City Rock. A bike tour celebration this fall will visit the 2012 SCAMP project sites throughout greater downtown Colorado Springs.