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2018 Storm Drain Art: Mario Sanchez

This piece was created to have the same elements of the Colorado Flag, using natural elements. It incorporates a native cutthroat trout jumping out of the water which represents the “C”, with snow covered trees and mountains as the white stripe. Most importantly, this pictures shows a direct connection of the drain water to the pristine streams of our great state!

Artist Information

Mario Sanchez is a free-lance artist and Colorado Springs native. In 1994, Mario was offered an out of state scholarship for his artwork, but he opted to remain close to home and attend local college. He has taken classes in fine art, digital art/mixed media and web design. When not busy designing logos or painting pictures, you can find him spending time with his daughters or camping in the beautiful Colorado mountains.
In the late 90’s, Mario started designing logos for local businesses.

You can see his handiwork on work vans, business cards and websites. He has been commissioned by private collectors for artwork in various mediums to include: acrylic on canvas, charcoal drawings, pen and ink and spray paint. Mario has designed t-shirts to sell, and for Manitou High School sports teams. Recently he has expanded his body of work to include signage and murals which can be found inside and outside businesses in the Colorado Springs area. His largest can be found on the side of Platte Furniture (in the Knob Hill area of Colorado Springs) and features and octopus whose tentacles spell out the word

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Category: Mural


Colorado Springs, CO


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