BEST ART ON A PAWNSHOP Denver 2006 - "Aurora Eterna: A Public Spectacle" Pasternack's Pawn Shop
9745 E. Colfax Ave.
Aurora, CO 80010
Aurora's partly seedy, partly rebirthed main drag gets extra marks for effort in 2005. Last fall, Longmont artist Mario Miguel Echevarria put up his "Aurora Eterna: A Public Spectacle" mural atop Pasternack's Pawn Shop, shedding brilliant neon lights on a series of stylized symbols of Aurora history. "Aurora Eterna" is the perfect companion to the stretch's other murals (by Jason Needham and Susan Cooper), and it adds a touch of class to the tawdry.