Dispensary L’Eagle Supports Grassroots Efforts to Beautify Denver’s Urban Landscape
CRUSH Walls Festival Brings Art to RiNo
The festival features the work of more than 60 local artists contributing over 100 murals across 10 city blocks in RiNo. L’Eagle is partnering with three artists who have strong ties to the Colorado arts scene: Patrick Kane McGregor, Mike Giant and Jason Garcia. The trio’s design is a collaborative effort spotlighting a message of love through each artist’s style. The mural, covering an expansive 100 feet by 30 feet, will be located at Chestnut Place between 35th and 46th Streets.
L’Eagle, a boutique dispensary dedicated to sustainable and organic cultivation practices, has a storefront at 380 Quivas Street near the Santa Fe Arts District. Co-Owner Amy Andrle said it’s important for local businesses to support artistic endeavors such as the CRUSH Walls Festival, which puts local artists and Denver’s neighborhood cityscapes in the spotlight.
“We’ve been a fan of CRUSH Walls for years and of its mission to take art out of the galleries and into the streets,” Andrle said. “Patrick, Mike and Jason are enormously talented, so to be able to support their work on a project of this size has been a gift.”
CRUSH Walls debuted in 2010 founded by artist Robin Munro and has grown in size and scope each year, celebrating art, urban beautification, creativity and culture, enriching the Denver community through an arts festival like no other. Centered around empowering artists, CRUSH is committed to reflecting and diversifying the urban landscape and the unique voice of the Mile High community.
The artists L’Eagle has partnered with each have strong ties to the Denver and Boulder arts scene, and to CRUSH itself. Mr. McGregor specializes in large portraits and murals. The realism of his style and the characters he portrays make for powerful statements and can be found adorning Denver’s walls across the city. Mike “Giant” LeSage is known for graffiti, tattoos, sharpie drawings and more. His work is heavily influenced by black ink tattoo culture, channeling a rebellious spirit into all of his work. And Mr. Garcia focuses on studio work when he isn't working on murals, tattooing or painting for large events.
Denver Arts Scene
The CRUSH Walls partnership is another step in L’Eagle’s expanding support of the Denver arts scene. L’Eagle collaborated with the Denver Theatre District and Denver Digerati in 2017 with a sponsorship of the Supernova Digital Animation Festival. And Ms. Andrle recently was appointed to the Denver County Cultural Council, an 11-person organization highly engaged in the citywide art, culture and science institutions, including museums, theaters, choirs, art classes and more. Providing support to the cultural community is important to Ms. Andrle, as she served as an executive at cultural art organizations for more than a decade before shifting gears into the cannabis industry.