“A mural project that opened this month at Five Points Plaza highlights the history of the Five Points Neighborhood in Denver. Robert Gray gathered nine Black artists from around the country to participate.
“We want the voices of the Black creatives to be heard and to be seen in a historic neighborhood,” said Gray.
All of the artwork focuses on jazz or Five Points icons. Gray said one of the murals is of Norman Harris, the man who organized the neighborhood’s Juneteenth celebration.
“We don’t want to gentrify the neighborhood,” said Gray. “We want to beautify the neighborhood.”
It took Just Dixon less than a day to spray paint his piece. He also created the frames for every mural at Five Points Plaza. “
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Reinke, Kelly. Channel 9 News 27 June 2021.