Art is vital, but it’s easy to forget its importance in our everyday lives. It can also get overlooked in smaller towns. FAROUT Murals in Huerfano County is doing its part to bring artists and local businesses together and engage the community. By creating low-cost, high-impact programs, FAROUT aims to put the money back into the hands of artists and small businesses, all through the lens of the arts. In its second year, FAROUT welcomed a new group of artists to paint the walls. Meet them and get to know their work:

Marissa Napoletano is an illustrator and muralist based in Denver, Colorado. She says her art is “like a freefall, trusting yourself to execute a vision, to emote without constraint and to expose your work to the world.” Find her and more of her work on Instagram @reveryart.

Will Barker is an incredible painter with a realistic style and some quirky twists. You can find his murals all around Colorado and follow him on Instagram @willbarker.art

Alex Eickhoff is an artist and muralist with a bright and lively style. Find him and his smiling animal creations at @eye_cough on Instagram.

Samantha Pascavis is an artist and illustrator with a style based in nature and fantasy. Her intricately drawn creatures can be found on Instagram @samantha_pascavis

Julie Kitzes is an illustrator specializing in pet portraits and murals. Find her imaginative work @juliekitzes

Dason Coyote Culver is an artist across many platforms including painting and murals, immersive installations, digital artowrk, and sculpture. Find him on Instagram @coyoteculver

Julio Mendoza is an artist based out of Denver, Colorado. He describes his work as cultural surrealism. Find him and his pieces on Instagram @jwlc_art

Daniel Levinson is an incredibly skilled artist and muralist who’s work can be found around Colorado and on Instagram @dlevi_studio