The ‘Yampa is Wild’ mural progress on display at First Friday Artwalk |

The ‘Yampa is Wild’ mural progress on display at First Friday Artwalk

Volunteers work on the new "Yampa is Wild" mural under the direction of artist Jill Bergman.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The “Yampa is Wild” mural has been making swift progress the last few weeks thanks to the help of volunteers led by artist Jill Bergman, who was commissioned by Friends of the Yampa to create Steamboat Springs’ newest large-scale mural.

Prior to the mural going up on the wall of the Ambulance Barn near the footbridge between Ninth and 10th streets in downtown Steamboat, the design had to be traced via a projection onto Polytab material and then will be painted.

Last week, the group of volunteers finished tracing over 30 panels and will soon start adding paint.

The mural project has joined the First Friday Artwalk and will host an open house event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the basement of the Clocktower Building, located off Burgess Creek Road, where the work is being done.

There will also be an opportunity to buy a poster to support the mural or sign up to volunteer.

Friends of the Yampa is still looking to raise an additional $10,000 to reach the project’s goal of $25,000. Those who donate over $2,000 will receive one of Bergman’s original “Yampa is Wild” prints.

Those interested in getting involved should sign up via the online form or visit for more information.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.

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