I live in a very small mountain town  - Jamestown, Colorado - near Boulder. It may be small, but we know how to party. Coming up is our annual 4th of July bash which includes a pancake breakfast, Main Street parade, games, contests, raffles, BBQ, and live music from 8:00am to 10:30pm! People come from across Colorado.

This year, I illustrated a t-shirt which will be sold to locals and visitors. Proceeds go to our volunteer fire department to help get Colorado through the fire season.

The art features the stone town hall and the historic Mercantile Cafe. I thought it'd be fun to depict the townsfolk as bears, since bears live with us here in the Rocky Mountains.

If you're nearby, head to 6,926 feet elevation this 4th of July for an all-American good time.