Fort Collins' DDA, Illuminous

Interactive Projection Mapped Mural featuring muralist Peeta

Alt Ethos was asked to create an interactive projected mural as part of a revitalization to the alleyways in Old Town Fort Collins.  We partnered with Ditesco project and construction services and the City of Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority. We worked with these entities throughout the design and installation of the project.

Our challenge was to create a permanent interactive projected mural – with a goal of drawing foot traffic and encourage people to linger in this retail area that is full of bars, restaurants, and local stores. The design committee compromised of all stakeholders, chose Peeta, a world renowned muralist to create the design. Not only did this design exceed our expectations, but Peeta’s use of 3D applications to create his work was exactly what our team needed in order to layer effects using dynamic projection mapping.

By day, Peeta’s vibrant stands alone as a brilliant piece that plays with space and dimension. At night, we bring the installation to life. Sensors track visitors movements and translate them to an interactive, augmented play of light and paint.

Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell Proclaims New Holiday Celebrating Arts & Technology


  • “I encourage citizens to enjoy and appreciate effective use of immersive, interactive technology for arts and cultural experiences in our community.”

    Wade Troxell
    Mayor, Fort Collins