INSPIRE created in Pikes Peak, Colorado!
Fall 2018 – In celebration of Arts Month, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance joined forces to orchestrate the Pikes Peak Litter Letter Project. The Pikes Peak Litter Letter Project aimed to inspire artistic creativity, inspire passion for the outdoors, and inspire environmental stewardship by creating a public art piece that focuses on the efforts to keep our public lands and waterways clean.
Community volunteers participated in several clean-up activities throughout local trails, parks and lands during National Public Lands Day (Sept. 22) and in coordination with Creek Week (Sept. 29-Oct. 6). The letters, constructed by Concrete Couch, were on display at the Northwest corner of the intersection of Highway 24 and 21st Street throughout the month of October 2018 in celebration of Arts Month.
The Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA) is a collaborative of businesses, nonprofits, and land managers who recognize the value of our region’s incredible natural and recreation assets to our community, both as an economic driver and for our health and well-being. PPORA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to strengthen the outdoor recreation industry for the Pikes Peak region through leadership and collaboration. The organization is built upon five pillars: GROW, INSPIRE, STRENGTHEN, STEWARD, and ADVOCATE.
The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is “Connecting residents and visitors with arts and culture to enrich the Pikes Peak region.” The Cultural Office takes a strategic view of the Pikes Peak region (El Paso and Teller Counties) to ensure that cultural services reach all people and that the arts are used to positively address issues of economic development, education, tourism, regional branding and civic life. The arts are an ecosystem, and the Cultural Office strives to ensure that all parts of that ecosystem are healthy, thriving and fully integrated into the fabric of our community.
UPDATE: A 2nd litter letter project [PRISTINE] was created and displayed in October 2019 and a 3rd [RESILIENT} was created in October 2020.
Photo credits : Becky Leinweber, Alexandria Shea, 3 Peaks Photography