Monroe Street Artwork Unveiling Saturday, May 22nd

Hey, that’s our street! Looks like something is happening on the street we are on downtown! That’s a “Monroe Street Artwork Unveiling” on Saturday, May 22nd which is one week from this upcoming Saturday. Info from the Downtown Springfield Inc. facebook event:

Downtown Springfield Inc, Springfield High School, and the Strong Towns Facebook Group is excited to announce the unveiling of artwork murals that will be displayed in the windows of store fronts along Monroe Street, between 3rd and 6th Streets.

This has been a great opportunity for art students at Springfield High School under their teachers Beth Pianezza and Tara Starling to feature their artwork in the local community. Strong Towns Bookclub will be including quotes from Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity by author Charles L. Marohn Jr. adjacent to the students’ artwork.

This project was made possible by the following sponsors; Springfield Area Arts Council, Solomon Colors, Springfield Electric, Bank of Springfield, DSI Board Member Erin Svendsen, and Crawford Murphy & Tilly. Without them and Gregory Shelton with Solution Printing, Inc., none of this would have been possible!We’ll unveil the project today! Please join us on the corner of 6th and Monroe outside the Ferguson Building, 524 E. Monroe Street at 10AM.

As far as we know, our storefront is not part of this artwork unveiling. But we do still have a giant green elephant outside of our store and we think that counts as art and we are sure this new artwork will all look great on our street.

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