Salida del Sol Mural

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Art can be an incredible, educational experience! 

Salida del Sol Academy is a K-8 public charter school that opened in September 2014. It is the only dual language (Spanish-English) school in Weld County. 

Thanks to the combined generosity of several grants from the Foundation (Arts Alive! and Litter Youth Fund), Greeley artist Armando Silva was commissioned for a 4 week, artist-in-residency with the school in 2019. 

Armando engaged with art classes, spending time with students in all grades and created a mural from the relational experience. The residency concluded with two special assemblies of “art performances” that wowed the students.