- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A public art project seeks to brighten the dark area under a bridge along the border between Lansing and East Lansing.

The Lansing Economic Area Partnership has pledged to raise $50,000 between now and Sept. 11 for the project on the U.S. 127 underpass on Michigan Avenue. If that goal is met the Michigan Economic Development Corp. will match the $50,000.

Artist Brian Whitfield, who lives in the area, has been selected to paint four large murals and improve lighting at the underpass.

A crowdfunding campaign will use Patronicity, an online fundraising site.

Bob Trezise, president and CEO of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, tells the Lansing State Journal (https://on.lsj.com/1IJCbze ) the project is part of economic development push to change the image of the community to “an international, global community.”

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com


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