I’ve done a number of mural projects for the Mile High United Way over the years that branched out into their other locations world wide. This location off 20th and I-25 in Denver is where our relationship started.
The first side of the building was done in about 92 with the help of some local youth in the area who dedicatedly showed up each day for a two week project sponsored by the United Way. It was 8 feet by 80 feet on the South Side of their parking lot and comprised of Caricature style people offering a helping hand. They had a dedication ceremony of the mural with a fiesta and screen printed shirts of the mural characters.
The second side of the mural took place about 8 years later on the entire North side of their property, a mural that was 40 feet by 200 feet on two sides that faced the I-25 freeway. It was painted with the staff of the United Way as part of a community project. It took about 2000 cans of spray paint and featured a portrait of the President of the United Way reading to kids as well as reference photos from actual community projects from their past events. It was completed in about 4 weeks.
This project also got much media coverage, could be seen off the main I-25 freeway, and got me a writeup in a major book about Denver Artists.