Pat Milbery, muralist, on the Imagine a Place podcast

Give it all away.

As a pro snowboarder and artist, Pat Milbery is one of Denver’s most creative and interesting people. Buildings all over the city feature Pat’s iconic wall murals - sometimes 40 feet or higher, full of color, geometry, and narrative. His goal through his art is simple - spread love. Here’s the thing though -- All these accomplishments are irrelevant to the conversation that you’re about to hear.

This conversation is actually about you. Here’s what you’re going to get out of this:

  • You’re going to want to work harder.
  • You’re going to find your flow state.
  • You’re going to recognize the joy and love in life’s journey.
  • You’re probably going to end up giving out a bunch more compliments to strangers.

Above all, energy is Pat’s biggest strength, and Pat keeps none of that energy for himself. Pat has overcome something many of us may fear and not even know it -- He gives kindness and joy in abundance. The world needs more of Pat Milbery, and we are happy to dish some out to you today.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Art
  • Fulfilling your life's purpose
  • Facing your fears

More about Pat Milbery: 

Pat Milbery is a creator, artist, snowboarder and designer focused on positivity as a creative collaborator. Known as an inventor of joyful energy as well known for the large-scale murals he's created alongside some of the most prominent graffiti/street artists in the world as he is for the creative photo shoots and video parts he's participated in as a pro snowboarder.

His vivid street art collaborations adorn the walls of dozens of boutiques, coffee shops, architecture agencies, hotels, breweries, bars, and other businesses across the country, and he's helped curate and create major art installation projects for brands including The Denver Public Schools, the Downtown Denver Partnership, Visit Denver, The City of Denver, the RiNo Arts District, Pandora, the City of Paso Robles, Lyft, DEW Tour, Southwest Airlines, Stanley Tools, LIFEWTR, Mountain Dew, Cheba Hut, The Ford Motor Company, X Games, Budweiser, Zumiez, Vail Resorts, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Loveland Ski Area, Blue Moon, Pepsi Center, Northern Colorado University Greeley, Declaration Brewery, Wahoo Fish Tacos, Academy 360 School, Denver University, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Yeti.

He's also the owner/founder of the So-Gnar Creative Division, an umbrella collective responsible for a large majority of his mural projects, the community-based So-Gnar Snowboard Camp Tour, the So-Gnar streetwear, and apparel line he helps design, and lots of community-based art projects. Milbery, along with Hunter Stevens, also founded RKY MTN WALLS art/ mural festival in Granby, Colorado as well as are the co-founders of we. Create Art in Sand City, California.

Pat Milbery of Denver on the Imagine a Place podcast

Related Imagine a Place episodes:

Andrew Alford (Andrew Alford Creative): Living Your Most Colorful Life

Christian Giordano: Design is due for reinvention

Dr. Eve Edelstein (Clinicians for Design): The Intersection of Neuroscience and Architecture

James Kerrigan (Jacobs): Culture, place, and tools: The future of place making


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