A Secret 
Mural Mission
in Telluride


A small group forms together to create uplifting art in a time of CO-VID19 chaos.  



"The world's trying to end, but we're not going to let it," said Stephen Burns, one member of a small team gathered to help local artist Brandon Berkel paint a pop-up mural in Telluride, Colorado around midnight on March 15, 2020. "Seeing the free box covered up was a big blow to this town," said Berkel, "I just wanted to give people something to laugh about, something that would make them look up from their phones, stop reading the news for a bit, and smile."

Art by: Brandon Berkel, Brooke Einbender

Team: Michelle Griffith, Stephen Burns, Jacque Garcia, Anthony Tavano

Photos: Henry Frawley-Fulcher













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Interested in contributing to The Dust Magazine? Check out our submissions page.





The Dust Magazine is a 501-c3 nonprofit organization under the umbrella of Moab Arts Center and run entirely by volunteers. We rely on business sponsorships, reader contributions, and donated submissions to continue the mission.