- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - The city of Decatur is hoping to turn sidewalks and electrical boxes into works of art.

The (Decatur) Herald and Review reports (https://bit.ly/1pBN9o8 ) the City Council has approved a measure to allow public art displays on city property.

Assistant City Manager Billy Tyus says the city will work with the Decatur Area Arts Council to find local artists to participate.

Jerry Johnson is director of the arts council. Johnson says the group is putting out a call for artists to submit designs to cover some downtown electrical boxes. He says it’s an opportunity for local artists to get their work seen by the community.

City officials say a downtown electrical box that’s been covered with brick, climbing ivy and a brass horn is a good example of what’s possible.


Information from: Herald & Review, https://www.herald-review.com

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