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#WhatUnitesUs

  • Il Posto 2601 Larimer Street Denver, CO, 80205 United States

Interactive, international street artist and illustrator Kelsey Montague will create a unique street art mural and online campaign titled #WhatUnitesUs on an outside wall of the new Il Posto Restaurant at the corner of Larimer and 26th in RiNo. Targeted completion by January 20th.

Montague’s mural will be interactive, meaning people are encouraged to stand in front of the piece so they look like they are part of the art. The hashtag on the piece will encourage people to take a picture and put the image in the #WhatUnitesUs hashtag on social media. Montague wants people to reflect on our similarities, instead of our differences.

Kelsey has taken inspiration for this piece from her #WhatLiftsYou movement, originating in Manhattan with large-scale murals of her iconic wings. Celebrities including Taylor Swift and Vanessa Hudgens posed with the street art wings while media outlets like Mashable, MTVForbes and Refinery 29 have featured her work, making the artwork an overnight sensation.

Montague and the RiNo Art District invite you to come down, take a picture of the piece, post it online and reflect on ways we can come together.

About the artist
KELSEY MONTAGUE is an international street artist who believes that art should not be separated from the human experience, but that the human experience should have a hand in creating art itself. Kelsey has painted large-scale, interactive street murals in six countries on three continents. Each piece has provided an opportunity for thousands of people to become living works of art. Participants are invited to step into the artwork, explore what inspires them and post pictures on social media. Kelsey’s art has been featured by Taylor Swift, Vanessa Hudgens, Carly Rae Jepsen, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mashable and MTV.