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Piggly Wiggly Mural
Long in the making, the Piggly Wiggly Mural was painted at last upon the blank side wall of the historic Piggly Wiggly in April 2022. Designed by Richard Gardner and painted by Chris Krieg, Will Krieg and Andrew Vask of Altitude Murals, it is our fun way of commemorating the history of our historic store and showcase it to the world. It features Mr. Pig, the Piggly Wiggly mascot, who once adorned the face of our building and has returned after 70 years! He's placed down low so anyone who likes can have their pictures taken with him, give him a high-five (er, high-four) and have a lighthearted visit. The mural's script lettering advertising slogan comes straight from a 1947 ad for our particular Piggly Wiggly store. Its blue border was the original trim color and that of the neon sign of our store. The yummy basket of food includes an "easter egg" stashed inside: a Colorado Orange, a rare historical fruit that's an apple that looks like an orange, thought extinct but recently rediscovered and being brought back from the brink. Look for the splotchy orange looking food! The notation below tells the title our store was known by and all the years it operated. The mural was made to look like an old-fashioned 1940s-era advertising mural of Golden, which once had many more. It was painted with the permission of Piggly Wiggly and funded by Ingrid Gardner, Richard Gardner, and Abejas.