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

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

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

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >