Guerilla Garden and other local artists painted the Matchbox red, white and blue for PBR

The artists got a free cube of PBR, and they were not going to let those go to waste.
The artists got a free cube of PBR, and they were not going to let those go to waste.
Photo: Kelly Kaoudis

In an effort to ward off the persistent tagging of its building, The Matchbox on Larimer Street hired a group of some of Denver's biggest-name artists -- with funding from Pabst Blue Ribbon -- to cover its walls with odes to that storied hipster beer. Last night, those artists -- who included Andrew Hoffman, Jolt of Guerilla Garden, Sam Turner, Keenan Hock, Mike Graves, and So-Gnar -- came out to paint and party. Westword Photog Kelly Kaoudis brings back these pictures.

When the sunlight wasn't enough to paint by, a large black pick-up truck rolled in to provide light and music.
When the sunlight wasn't enough to paint by, a large black pick-up truck rolled in to provide light and music.
Photo: Kelly Kaoudis
Painting began on Tuesday afternoon and worked late into the night before starting up again at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
Painting began on Tuesday afternoon and worked late into the night before starting up again at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
Photo: Kelly Kaoudis
It was completed Wednesday night
It was completed Wednesday night
Photo: Kelly Kaoudis

 

Jolt of Guerilla Garden
Jolt of Guerilla Garden
Photo: Kelly Kaoudis
Guerilla Garden and other local artists painted the Matchbox red, white and blue for PBR
Photo: Kelly Kaoudis
Guerilla Garden and other local artists painted the Matchbox red, white and blue for PBR
Photo: Kelly Kaoudis
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