More Cherry Creek Trail murals vandalized, one tagged for a second time this year

A mural at 12th and Delaware. (Dave Burdick/Denverite)
A mural at 12th and Delaware. (Dave Burdick/Denverite)
A vandalized mural at 12th and Delaware, as seen Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (Dave Burdick/Denverite)

At least three murals along approximately a mile of the Cherry Creek Trail have been vandalized. One of the murals, Alexandre Orion’s “Paramount” was vandalized for a second time this year.

Here are the affected murals, as seen Saturday afternoon: 

A mural at 12th and Delaware. (Dave Burdick/Denverite)
A vandalized mural at 12th and Delaware, as seen Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (Dave Burdick/Denverite)
Another mural along the Cherry Creek Trail. (Dave Burdick/Denverite)
Another vandalized mural along the Cherry Creek Trail, seen Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (Dave Burdick/Denverite)
Vandalism on Alexandre Orion's "Paramount," seen Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
Vandalism on Alexandre Orion’s “Paramount,” seen Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (Dave Burdick/Denverite)

Last time that this happened, Brazillian artist Orion flew back to Denver and took four days to fix it. At the time, Denverite reported that he trained another artist in case of more vandalism.

The whole purpose of the murals is to deter graffiti, and up until recently, it’s been working pretty well. Michael Chavez, public art program manager at Denver Arts and Venues, told Denverite that most taggers seek a blank canvas.

“Something’s happening. It’s a new thing,” he said in February.