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. 

To honor what we all cherish about our county, the Weld Community Foundation has commissioned a book by the renowned photographer John Fielder.