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City of Macomb comes together to paint mural downtown

Community members are coming together in Macomb to bring more art to the downtown area.

Although it’s not filled in yet, two art professors at Western Illinois University teamed up with city leaders to put a mural on the side of the Old Dairy building in downtown Macomb.

The mural showcases history throughout the town.

The artists outlined the mural last night and are asking community members to come help paint it this week.

“There’s a lot of community members who want to get involved with this, especially kind of decorating the downtown and making this kind of an arts destination, so we started to begin that phase,” Artist and WIU Art Professor Bill Howard said. “We’ve done the rocky dogs, the sculptures, around the square and town and now we’re starting to do some murals around town also.”

The project was funded by a 2,000 dollar grant through the WIU Performing Arts Society. The artists plan to be at the mural all day, all week, until it is finished.

They will supply paint, but said to bring a paint brush if you can.

Kara Biernat

Kara Biernat is a MultiMedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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