~15 artists have been commissioned to complete chalk art designs on July 18/19.
~Unveiling of a paper crane peace box (much like a lending library and giving tree in one) which was created and donated by a Columbine survivor.
~Memorial remembrance vigil late night on July 19, which will be presented virtually, with the option to attend in-person while practicing safe social distancing, masks will be required.*
Saturday, July 18 from 4:00pm-8:00pm
Sunday, July 19 from 7:00am-11:30am
The drawings will be on display till the rain washes them away.
The annual vigil tradition has been a gift of love, light and remembrance over the past 7 years, and though this 8th year has its unique challenges, it will carry on. If you feel comfortable attending in person*, we safely welcome you to experience at your own pace: Candles will not be provided, you may use your cell phone flashlight for the remembrance at the centerpiece of “Ascentiate”; the visiting of the stones, which will each have their corresponding white cross near them; and the procession of heroes. You can also choose to stay in your car in the parking lot that faces the garden (near the corner of Alameda and Chambers), giving you a front row seat to the Heroes Procession; or watch the live stream from the safety of your home.
This year’s Chalk Artists are: Brad Stratton; Brittany Pirtle; Kyle Banister; Cheyanne Greer; Paige Hickman; Diane Larson & Joe Punicki; Ki’erre Dawkins #key_air; Megan Lombard; Tina, Jason, and J Martinez; Satya Wimbush Trash As Art & Vanessa Frazier; Randy Segura Arthotspot Studios; Madison Kukucka; Cal Duran & Jessica Gross; Tom Isaacson; and Amy Cheslin.