The 66-foot-tall mural “Take Back the Power” on the side of an office building at Tejon Street and Pikes Peak Avenue draws the attention of passersby after artist Gregg Deal of Peyton finished the mural July 22 in downtown Colorado Springs. The mural, part of the 22nd annual Art on the Streets exhibit, shows Deal’s daughter, 14-year-old Sage. — Christian Murdock, The Gazette

More than 4 in 5 American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence in their lifetime, according to the National Institute of Justice Research Report. Gregg Deal, an Indigenous artist and activist, has partnered with Art of the Streets to create a 60-foot mural titled 'Take Back the Power'. The mural shows Deal’s daughter, 14-year-old Sage Deal, wearing a mix of contemporary clothing and traditional Indigenous accessories. She is depicted with a red handprint painted on the lower half of her face, a reference to the national Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn, Girls, and Two Spirit campaign bringing awareness to the high rate at which Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ) individuals go missing or are murdered. (Video by Katie Klann)

Native American artist and activist Gregg Deal’s new downtown mural featuring his daughter, Sage Deal, has won him $10,000.

Art on the Streets jurors on Friday awarded the Peyton-based artist first place in this year’s downtown exhibit for “Take Back the Power,” a 66-foot-tall piece that seeks to bring awareness to Indigenous women, girls and LGTBQ people who face a high risk of going missing or being murdered. The mural is at 102 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

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Jurors awarded second place and $2,500 to “WE” by Nikki Pike of Denver; third place and $1,000 to “The Crowd” by Mono Sourcil of Montreal, Canada; and honorable mention and $500 to “SOL/LOONA” by Foster Romano of Colorado Springs.

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A $1,000 People’s Choice award from last year’s Art on the Streets exhibit went to “Johnny Stegosaurus” by Paul Lippart of Windsor. People can vote for next year’s People’s Choice by emailing

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This year’s exhibit features 13 murals and sculptures that will be up through next summer. A map of the works is online at

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