The Foundry Parking Garage
August 22, 2019: Project Video
Hear from artist Daas about what it was like to create, work on, and complete the Foundry parking garage project and watch how it all came together! For the full length video please visit Daas’ website.
July 30, 2019: Project Complete
A hearty thank you and congratulations to artist Daas and his assistant, Zulu Painter, on the completion of the ironic mural, My Favorite Things! This 57-foot high, multi-story mural, which encompasses two sides of The Foundry parking garage, features many of the wondrous things that make Loveland special. Painting this iconic work took slightly over two months as the artists painted 8-10 hours 5 days a week. The result? An outstanding addition to the City’s public art collection.
June 12, 2019: Project Status: Painting has begun
Passersby have been thrilled to see The Foundry Parking Garage come alive with color–and lots of it! After two weeks of rain delays, artist Daas and his partner, Zulu Painter, began painting the Lincoln Avenue facade over the Memorial Weekend. The mural, My Favorite Things, is well underway.
The artists expect to move over to the Second Street facade of the parking garage in early July. Swing by and watch the process unfold!
May 22, 2019: Project Update — Painting Schedule & Temporary Impact on Residents: The Foundry Parking Garage project has begun and the painting process is slated to start on Thursday, May 23. The following letter was sent out to residents of Patina Flats this week.
Loveland Art in Public Places is happy to announce that the staging phase for the large-scale mural, titled, My Favorite Things, began last week at The Foundry. You have likely noticed the lifts and staging materials that have been placed onsite. Additionally, the artist, Daas, has been working behind-the-scenes to prepare for the painting phase of the Lincoln Avenue and Second Street façades of The Foundry Parking Garage. Recent weather conditions have delayed this process but Daas anticipates the painting process to begin on Thursday, May 23.
Daas will work with a team of two other artists during the heat of summer to complete My Favorite Things. The mural painting process will likely take 7-8 weeks for completion. Parking and sidewalk access around the parking garage will be affected as we strive to maintain a safe working environment for the artists and the public. We will provide updated information regarding the painting schedule throughout the next two months. Please know that we appreciate your patience throughout the painting process and hope you will enjoy the beautiful mural for decades to come.
Painting Schedule (dates may be adjusted due to weather, etc.)
Artists’ Daily Work Schedule: Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm
May 23 – June 19, 2019: Lincoln Avenue Facade
- Parking: To prevent overspray and damage to vehicles, all parking spots along the Lincoln Avenue wall of the parking garage will be coned off. Please DO NOT PARK in this area. These spots are blocked off to protect you and your vehicle.
- Sidewalk: The sidewalk along Lincoln Avenue will be closed throughout the painting of this façade. Please do not walk along the closed sections of the sidewalk as this will impede the artists’ progress and create an unsafe environment for you and the crew.
June 19 – July 15, 2019: Second Street Façade
- Parking: To prevent overspray and damage to vehicles, all parking spots along the Second Street wall of the parking garage will be coned off. Please DO NOT PARK in this area. These spots are blocked off to protect you and your vehicle.
- Sidewalk: The sidewalk along Second Street will be closed throughout the painting of this façade. Please do not walk along the closed sections of the sidewalk as this will impede the artists’ progress and create an unsafe environment for you and the crew.
We believe that My Favorite Things will be a tremendous addition to Loveland’s downtown and will become an integral part of this development and community identity. We look forward to celebrating this investment in The Foundry in July. In the meantime, please know we appreciate your understanding and hope you enjoy watching My Favorite Things come to fruition.
Project updates will be available on www.lovelandpublicart.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Most sincerely – Suzanne Janssen, COL Public Art Manager
February 7, 2019: Project Awarded — Contractual Phase: The Visual Arts Commission has awarded The Foundry Parking Garage project to the artist, Daas for his artwork concept titled, My Favorite Things. Daas has verbally accepted the commission and will enter into the contractual phase of this project. Painting is expected to begin in late May/early June 2019. This project is expected to take 35-40 for completion.
Lincoln Avenue Façade: The artist describes My Favorite Things as a reflection of his design style. For his design, Daas chose specific elements unique to the community. This mural illustrates a young girl painting a Loveland HeART sculpture with her favorite things about Loveland. The Devil’s Backbone, Longs Peak, Mt. Meeker, wildlife hiking, birds, wildflowers, with the mountain range in the background, are all reflected in his composition. Daas chose bold colors he felt fit well with the existing architecture of downtown Loveland.
Second Street Facade: The juncture of the Lincoln Avenue/Second Street corner carries the theme onto the Second Street, encouraging the viewer to venture down the street. This design incorporates Devil’s Backbone and other Northern Colorado images. The Second Street façade has a large, colorful expanse of the Colorado mountain range, flora, fauna and birds.
January 17th, 2019: Design Presentation Phase:
The three finalists for The Foundry Parking Garage, Dass, Priscila DeCarvalho and Patrick Milbery, presented their design concepts to the Visual Arts Commission, representatives of the Loveland Downtown Partnership, Brinkman Construction, and two Loveland residents at the January 17th special meeting. Presentation materials are available for viewing at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Avenue in downtown Loveland. After viewing the materials the public is invited to share their opinion through an online survey. This feedback will be considered by the artwork jury at the February 7th VAC meeting to be held at the Rialto Theater’s Devereaux Room at 5 pm.
November 14, 2018: Design Phase: An exceptionally strong field of 168 artist applicants was honed down to three finalists for The Foundry Parking Garage’s public art installation. The artwork selection panel was comprised of representatives from the Downtown Loveland Partnership, Brinkman Construction, two local artists and the nine members of the Visual Arts Commission.
The three finalists are:
Priscila De Carvalho, Long Island, NY
Daas, Jacksonville, FL
Patrick Milbery & Patrick McKimmy, Denver, CO
All three finalists possess strong portfolios of large, colorful murals. The finalists will present their artwork design concepts at the January 17, 2019 Visual Arts Commission special meeting, which will be held in the Rialto Theater’s Devereaux Room at 5pm. The artist presentations will begin at 5:30pm. The public is encouraged to attend. The artwork proposals will be made available for public viewing for several weeks following the presentations. (Details TBD.)