New abstract mural completed in Swanney

Esty Pinto paints her signature, the final touch on a new mural at Swanny City Park, commissioned by the City of Moab, in photos above and at right. The project is part of a larger initiative by Moab Arts to create murals around the city, including the welcome mural recently painted on the Bowen Hotel. Arts and Special Events Assistant for Moab Arts said the initiative aims to support and improve “the economic vitality of the Moab Community, and to support our artists.”

Women bikers crush dirt skills

Sylvi Fae (right), Moab mountain bike instructor, takes her students through various contortions to make them better mountain bikers. The Trek Dirt Series comes to Moab every April. The series is an instructional program with 28 camps across the western United States and Canada. The classes include those for women and co-ed, cross-country and downhill, and beginner through advanced. Dirt Series camps are skill-building opportunities for riders of all levels, organizers say. Camps offer coaching, progressions, and a supportive community to learn from and ride with. Find more information at www.dirtseries.com.Photo by Charlie Bruce