18 SEP 20 | ARTivism

ARTivism = ART + ACTIVISM Street Wise ARTivism mural festival took place September 7th -13th 2020 (with a little break for a snow storm). The festival gave artists a chance to create murals highlighting important issues in our society and to encourage the community to come together and create change. This year, WORKSHOP8 was included […]

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8 SEP 20 | #itcouldbeme

A NEW MURAL MEETS IRIS AVE Photo courtesy of Triathlete Magazine This year for “International WORKSHOP8 Day” we dedicated our community service to help a friend, a cyclist, an advocate, and founder of #itcouldbeme. When Triny Willerton came to WORKSHOP8 with a vision for a mural to promote bike safety, it was a “no-brainer,” as […]

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8 AUG 20 | INTERNATIONAL W8 DAY

Huzzah ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 8/8 | International WORKSHOP8 Day!  The best day of the year is here! (Although it feels like March the 143rd since the studio set up satellite offices at home due to COVID-19). Nonetheless, as we celebrate another turn around the sun I wanted to bring you […]

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28 APR 20 | Infinite Walk of Peace

LET’S MAKE A MAP! BOULDER PEACE GARDEN HISTORY In 1988 Joseph Vigil, a second-year design student of CU Boulder at the time, entered a competition to design a garden as part of Boulder’s Sister City program. The garden would serve as a symbol of peace and friendship between Boulder and Dushanbe, Tajikistan – who gifted […]

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18 OCT 19 | WE LOVE PUBLIC ART!

DID YOU KNOW? WORKSHOP8 provides corporate and public art design!  In fact, when a client comes to us in the midst of a project and asks for an original art piece for either the interior or exterior of their building, we nearly can’t contain our excitement. Currently, we’re working on a 36-foot interior mobile that […]

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18 AUG 19 | ARTS STREET

Introducing Arts Street @ YEA Arts Street is a non-profit organization that we have had the pleasure of coordinating with on three of our projects: Gateway North, Gateway South, and The Aerie Apartments. Founded in 1995, Arts Street’s mission is to help low-income, high-risk youth channel their artistic talents into professional activities. Their programming encourages […]

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8 AUG 19 | A YEAR IN REVIEW

Hip Hip Hooray! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 8/8 | International WORKSHOP8 Day!  The best day of the year is here! As we celebrate another turn around the sun, I wanted to bring you up to speed with the goings-on at our studio over the past 12 months. Grab a coffee, a beer, […]

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8 JUL 19 | DENVER – IT’S LIT

MARIPOSA: URBANISM REIMAGINED Denver doesn’t fall short of exciting events in the summertime, and we’d like to add another fun one to your calendars. On Wednesday, July 17th, come join Downtown Colorado Inc., the Denver Housing Authority, Brandy LeMae, and more as they discuss the Mariposa Neighborhood Redevelopment project. The Denver Housing Authority’s Mariposa Redevelopment […]

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18 NOV 18 | We Painted a Mural!

Blue Bird with Triangles & Stripes This past September, as a part of the Boulder Creative Neighborhoods Mural Program hosted by Boulder Arts & Culture, WORKSHOP8 was chosen to paint another mural! Located at 19th & Quince Avenue in North Boulder, this program pairs artists with homeowners through a City-based public art program. Step 1: Create […]

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28 JUN 17 | windy city weekend

Chelsea’s tour of Chicago I just returned from a long weekend in Chicago, which was AWESOME. If you’re looking for a city that is beautiful, clean, easy to navigate, and has amazing architecture around every corner (and great pizza), Chicago should be your next vacation spot. I spent four days with best friends taking in the […]

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18 AUG 16 | introducing the Aerie

aerie: “a lofty nest of a big bird” “a house or fortress on a hill” It’s built! We’ve worked on all aspects of this project, from architecture to art and signage and interiors and furniture selection, pretty intensively for the past couple of years, and this baby, the Aerie, is finally ready for roosting! thanks for reading […]

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8 AUG 16 | all about that 8

Huzzah ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! It’s International WORKSHOP8 Day! 8/8. . .  the best day of the year is here again! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we wanted to bring you up to speed with the goings-on at our studio over the past 12 months, as well as share with you some things you […]

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18 APR 16 | be my guest

15th Street Design District Party 2016 just 11 days away Friday, April 29 5 to 8pm 15th Street in Boulder between Canyon and Arapahoe  Let us know if you are coming. Be my guest and party at the 15th Street Design District annual district crawl! Attendees are welcomed to visit the 15th Street Design District companies who open their doors […]

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28 SEP 15 | mural morals

tips for painting a mural The team—front: Kate, Emily, Melissa, Shawn; back: Chelsea, Brandy, Amanda, Marcel, Joseph, and me (Ivan). how it began Every Monday morning, promptly at 11-ish, the WORKSHOP8 team assembles for “stand up,” an hour-long meeting where we discuss opportunities and the status of our projects. It was at one of these […]

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