Aurora mural part of effort to spur economic growth

9NEWS @ 5. 9/18/2016

AURORA - The city of Aurora hosted a mural dedication as part of an effort to bring economic development to the area.

It happened on Sunday on Clinton Street between Montview Boulevard and 23rd Avenue.

“We call this area Westerly Creek Village,” city spokesperson Julie Patterson said. “The city council has made it a priority to redevelop this area.”

The city hired artist Yulia Avgustinovich who drew up the plans. Hundreds of volunteers helped her paint her work onto the street. It’s huge -- one of the largest of its kind in the state, according to the city.

“The artist wanted to capture some Aurora history in the mural, so it depicts a little bit of aviation based on the aviation facility being renovated at Stanley Marketplace,” Patterson said.

The work provided a grand entrance into this year's CherryArts Festival. The mayor hosted a dedication of the mural with other city leaders on Sunday.

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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