Local color

Who couldn’t use a little extra pick-me-up with their morning coffee? This week, Local First will be unveiling its “Local is the Way!” mural at the College Drive Durango Joes. The collaborative art project, which will live on the coffee shop’s west wall, is an ode to all the things we love about our town. From 4– 7 p.m. this Fri., April 13, curious residents can be the first to see the mural up close while enjoying free food and drink. They’ll also be able to shake hands with the project's creators and thank them for making their day more colorful. In the mean-time, here’s a preview of all the hard work. 


Hayley Kirkman puts the finishing touches on a panel at the Smiley Building. The mural is made up of panels mounted on the wall.

Patrick Spainhower lends a helping hand.
Making sure everything is level.
Deakan Mitchell helps secure the art while installing it on Monday at the College Drive Durango Joes.