Local artists paint the streets

Posted at: 10/13/2013 5:36 PM
Updated at: 10/13/2013 6:51 PM

If you'll be traveling in the Neighborhood of the Arts this week you might want to head down a side street to check out some street art.

Local artists, children and neighbors were out on Beacon Street and Anderson Avenue Sunday as part of a street painting event.

Their designs were a little bit more complicated than your typical yellow line. Residents painted dolphins, fish and birds, along with other various animals. Aside from the art, there was also live music, food and dance all going on at the event.

Organizers say the focus of the event is community.

“NOTA really hasn't done a big community event in a couple of years. We thought we could start small and we came up with the idea of doing a street painting event. We want the young and old and friends and strangers to come together, and for years to come they can say they participated they added to their community,” said Chris Fanning, staff member at Writers and Books.

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