EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSArtists Work To Brighten West Side
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Reported by: Elizabeth Noreika
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Oct. 10, 2013 9:14 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 10, 2013 10:30 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Local artists are putting their talents to good use, working on new art work on a building across from Fountain Hobby Center on Charleston’s West Side.
What were once boarded up windows are now beautiful landscapes, and it's all thanks to West Side Main Street.
Using bright blues and greens, artists livened up what was once an eyesore.
"We have received so many comments on social media, so many phone calls, it's all been really positive,” West Side Main Street Executive Director Stephanie Johnson said. “It's really encouraged us to think about this application to other vacant buildings in the area.”
West Side Main Street was established in 2005 as a way for the city and the people living in it to revitalize the business district on the west side.
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