Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A special community effort is underway to get a mural painted on the side of a building on 3rd Street in Marquette.
Kate Lewandowski, property owner and organizer of the “Power of Words Project”, joined the Sunny Morning Show today to talk about what is going on and how you can get involved.
Lewandowski explained that the project is looking to have murals painted on buildings in three locations, Marquette, Manistique and Gladstone, and over the month of May, all three of these communities will be voting online to select the ONE WORD that describes what they hope to aspire to in their futures.
She added that once the words are chosen, award winning artist, Mia Tavonatti, a native of Northern Michigan, will use these communally elected words as the themes for each new public mural.
Lewandowski said once the murals are designed, teams of artists made up of professional, local and student artists who will work side by side to realize all this amazing public art.
There is also an opportunity to chip in to fund the effort until June 15th, and if the goal is reached, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation will match the funds.