Our seventh project is located on Joe Martinez between the Sheriff's office and the fire station; it's named "Every Day Heroes".
Let’s stART is a long-term, phased project of the Pueblo West Women’s League (PWWL) to enhance Pueblo West through the addition of art, whether in sculpture, landscaping or other aesthetic improvement throughout the district.
The PWWL, a 501(c)(3), serves the community of Pueblo West through donations to local groups, including the library, schools, animal services, the parks and recreation center, fire and sheriff services, Cattails Crossing and other non-profits and projects that support Pueblo West, as well as providing scholarships. In addition to this financial support, the group has decided to allot a portion of its fundraising monies to Let’s stART.
The proposed (tentative) locations for enhancement are initially high visibility areas, starting with the “core” of the district (S. McCulloch Blvd., East Joe Martinez Blvd, Civic Center Park, Hahn’s Peak Blvd., etc.,) and then moving to other areas such as Industrial Blvd. and Purcell Blvd., and then north of the Highway 50. Sculpture types are open, and can include bronze, metal, wire, acrylic, cement and other materials based on artist medium as well as durability and versatility.
The PWWL implemented the first phase of Let’s stART in 2013. To date, the PWWL has added:
Flowers on the Prairie – large colorful metal flowers at E. Joe Martinez and S. McCulloch Blvds.
The Eagle that Soars – chainsaw carved eagle at Hahn’s Peak and McCulloch Blvd, along walking path.
Geodes in the Park – colorful, concrete geodes with prisms at Civic Center Park.
Stay In School - simulated limestone base with silvery fish schooling in a blue ring at Cattail Crossing
Slow and Steady Wins the Race - ceramic glazed tortoises on a pedestal along the S. McCullouch walking/biking path.
Our Big Tiny World - Colorado Butterfly, ants and grasses head toward the sky at Civic Center Park.
Every Day Heroes - Silhouettes of EMT, Fire, Sheriff against mountain backdrop on E. Joe Martinez
The PWWL has a Let’s stART committee that seeks out artists of interest, artists who are from Pueblo County, who are community-oriented and understand and appreciate our goals. The committee vets the artists as well, and then works with chosen artists not only throughout the project, but also post-project. The group also seeks out locations of interest, speaking to local businesses as well as the Metro District and Parks and Recreation.
To help enhance the Pueblo West community, bring art to the area, improve the aesthetics, and garner community support and involvement.
For further information, or to make suggestions, please contact the Let’s stART committee members at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Pueblo West Women's League, you can email email@example.com.