The Maven Unveils 7 New Murals by Colorado Artists 

“Pink Lemonade Head + Heart + Hand” by Koko Bayer. Photo credit: Jeff Fierberg

The Maven hotel, located in LoDo’s Dairy Block micro-district, is now home to seven major new murals created by Colorado artists.

The Maven worked with Denver’s RedLine Contemporary Art Center — a Denver-based nonprofit arts organization that fosters education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change — to commission the seven new murals, each of which is 8 feet high x 20 feet wide. The unique works of art welcome guests to each of the floors as they step off of the elevator.

Named one of the best hotels in the world for 2023 by Travel + Leisure, The Maven houses a collection of than 700 original paintings, sculptures and photographs by Colorado artists, including works by Andrew Ramiro Tirado, Karen Fisher, Travis Hetman and Diego Rodriguez-Warner. 

The seven new Colorado artists now featured at The Maven include:

  1. 2nd Floor: “Life Mavening” by Sandra Fettingis –Denver artist known for her iconic, abstract geometric style and elegant, harmonious works
  2. 3rd Floor“Space\Grid\Straight Lines\Color Blocks” by Ramon Bonilla – Visual artist who produces paintings that he considers to be intuitive environmental simulations establishing connections to nature and hypothetical architectures evoking tranquility
  1. 4th Floor: “Alpha”by JayCee Beyale – Muralist and fine artist who uses a combination of spray paints and acrylics to celebrate the fusion of technology with Indigenous culture
  2. 5th Floor: Lares Feliciano: “Muggins Mirage” – An interdisciplinary artist who uses animation, installation and collage to create worlds where marginalized experiences are front and center 
  3. 6th Floor:  “Ziggindigenous No. 3” by Gregg Deal – A multi-disciplinary artist and activist, Deal’s work is informed by his Native identity and includes exhaustive critiques of American society, politics, cultural and history
  4. 7th Floor: “Pink Lemonade Head + Heart + Hand” by Koko Bayer – Denver muralist and founder of Project Spread Hope, a pay-it-forward outdoor art project installing, hope and love hearts in public space
  5. 8th Floor: “The Blacker the Berry” by Jasmine Holmes – Creator of works in a variety of media inspired by consumerism and Western society’s appetite for Black culture 

“The Maven is dedicated to supporting local artists and we were excited to work with RedLine to expand our art collection with these eclectic new murals,” said Tiffany Owen, area general manager overseeing The Maven. “We wanted to create a truly unique ‘WOW moment’ for guests when they walk off of the elevator and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Located in the heart of LoDo, The Maven delivers an industrial hotel experience with an energetic lobby highlighting an eclectic mix of local art and handmade products delivered by a passionate staff. The Maven anchors Dairy Block, a vibrant community of inspired retailers, chefs, creators and cocktail crafters that is home to Denver’s first pedestrian Alley. 

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