In celebration of Arts Month, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance have joined forces to orchestrate the 2nd annual Pikes Peak Litter Letter Project—resulting in a unique piece of public art that is constructed with trash collected during Creek Week. Modeled after the national Litter Letter Project, and with permission to use their logo and concept, the local Pikes Peak Litter Letter Project aims to inspire artistic creativity, passion for the outdoors, and environmental stewardship by creating a public art piece that focuses on the efforts to keep our public lands and waterways clean.
The community is invited to participate in several clean-ups throughout our local trails and lands during National Public Lands Day (Sept. 28) and in coordination with Creek Week (Sept. 28 to Oct. 6). Participants will gather litter at several sites and then fill giant letters made from recycled metal that spell the word “PRISTINE.” The letters, constructed by Concrete Couch, will be on display at the Northwest corner of the intersection of Highway 24 and 21st Street throughout the month of October in celebration of Arts Month. The general public is also invited to support the project though a social media contest on Instagram, by using the hashtag #PikesPeakLitterLetters to show us how you keep your community PRISTINE.
The installation of the art piece and a public dedication for the project will be held on location Tuesday, October 1st at 4:00PM, and will feature remarks by several local officials. Following the brief dedication event, there will be a social gathering at a nearby, local brewery. The public and local media are invited to attend and participate.
The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) and the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA), together with our other program partners, are excited to collaborate on this annual project that brings together the arts and outdoor recreation communities in a way that supports Arts Month, celebrates the outdoors, benefits the entire Pikes Peak region.
- Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance
- Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region
- Fountain Creek Watershed District
- Focus on the Forest
- Concrete Couch
- Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services
- Colorado Springs Stormwater Enterprise
Check out this video from the City of Colorado Springs on the 2018 project!
Questions about the project can be directed to Becky Leinweber at firstname.lastname@example.org or (719) 575-4311.