The Latino Folk Art Garden is overseen by an involved group of Latino stakeholders and will include gardens, gathering spaces, mosaics and hammocks. It will also hold the Latino History Story Sculpture, which will focus on the contributions and history of our Latino community in the Roaring Fork Valley.
This park is funded by The Colorado Health Foundation and a grant from Garfield Healthy Communities Coalition. Collaborators include: The Valley Settlement Project, English In Action, Radio La Tricolor and El Montanes news.
Carbondale Arts has received a $20,000 grant for projects related to the Latino Folk Art Garden. The grant is called Arts In Society and comes from the RedLine Contemporary Art Center in Denver. RedLine’s mission is to “foster education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change.” The Latino Folk Art Garden is a creative placemaking project that brings together diverse communities to give voice to the importance of our Latino immigrant populations, as well as add interest, beauty and a place to enjoy along the Rio Grande Trail. Money from this grant will help foster several important art pieces within the garden including big clay pots for planting, a Latino History Story Sculpture, mosaic tables and benches and the beginning of our mural project. All money will be given to local artists and organizations to further economic development for these sectors within the Roaring Fork Valley.