All of Trinidad’s creative entrepreneurs are sprucing up for the summer tourist season.
For years, the Creative District has witnessed mysterious works of art showing up in most unusual locations throughout downtown. Chalk art suddenly appears on sidewalks, seemingly right as pedestrians walk by. Famous portraits, such as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, appear on building walls, and tiny objects are found nestled in nooks and perched on stair steps.
One of the most exciting phenomenons appearing lately is the work of “Yarn bombers,” secretive and talented artisans who weave bright colors and textures around poles, on window ledges, and around benches. Below, a Walsenburg Huerfano World Journal photographer caught two yarn bombers finishing a wee animal on a pole, and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) benches are suddenly looking very inviting.
Along the Creative District corridors of Main and Commercial streets, businesses are transforming historic buildings and spreading colorful décor onto facades and sidewalks, as all prepare to greet tourists to our town.
This month we feature:
Curley’s Bead Emporium at 301 W. Main St. where Camilla’s vast array of beads and other jewelry-making materials adorn the two levels of her shop. Inside, Camilla is available to help creative visitors find the perfect gift or materials to complete their own creative project. Classes are available for those hoping to increase their creative skills.
Francesca’s Unique Gifts andTuttie Scoops at 200 N. Commercial.
Owner Francesca Villani turned an empty corner into an inviting and popular place for locals and visitors to sit in the shade with some handmade ice cream before exploring the exquisite display of antiques inside the former garage and barber shop, now transformed into one of the most inviting and most interesting shops in the Creative District.