Fort Collins Colorado - Art in Public Places - Since April 1995 - Concrete Monster - Amanda Marie Ploegsma
Art in Public Places (APP) was created in April, 1995. APP is intended to encourage and enhance artistic expression and appreciation and to add value to the Fort Collins community through acquiring, exhibiting, and maintaining public art.
The Art in Public Places program worked with Team Fort Collins to get a mural painted on the handball court wall adjacent to the Northside Aztlan Community Center Skatepark. Artist Amanda Marie Ploegsma invited the skateboard community to help with the mural design selection and execution. "Concrete Monster" was a result of everybody coming together to work with the artist on this unique mural for the skateboard community to enjoy.
We saw this mural as we headed to the Poudre Trail system to get in a walk before starting our new week of work. Having sitting jobs Monday through Friday makes it especially appealing to us to stretch-a-leg on our weekend. The kids on skateboards made for an enjoyable sight as we headed for our walk, as well as this great mural.
Between the sights in town and trail, we got in 5 miles of hoofing it before heading home. Thank you, Fort Collins Colorado, for offering these engaging sights. They are appreciated.