Silverthorne awards $12,000 in grants to local artists and businesses

Silverthorne recently awarded $12,000 in grants to local artists and businesses, like Erika Donaghy and Bluebird Market, for a mural in the food hall. The next round of grants will be available in February 2023.
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Silverthorne’s Public Art Fellowship program is gaining momentum. The city announced that it has awarded $12,000 in grants to local artists and businesses for the program’s second year.

According to a press release, nine applications have been submitted for the 2022 grants, and representatives from the Silverthorne Art Board and the Art Selection Committee have reviewed all recommendations. Grants were awarded to Erika Donaghy and Bluebird Market for a mural in the Food Hall, Mary Gilles for her “A Loveliness Community Art Project” and Jessica Johnson, Erica Nicol and Rachel Waltman for a mural at the Angler Mountain Underpass Bridge along the Blue River Trail.

The Donaghy mural was created recently and spans two floors, while the Angler Mountain Bridge mural is expected to be completed by the end of August.



Gilles’ art project involves mosaic ladybugs created during First Friday events that will be installed across the city in the fall in locations such as North Pond Park. Gilles also worked with students from Silverthorne Elementary School to create a group of ladybugs that were installed semi-permanently in front of the school.

The next round of grants will be available in February 2023. Interested businesses and artists should contact Director of Recreation and Culture Joanne Cook at jcook@silverthorne.org..