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Color Block project seeking 50 artists to paint murals in downtown Eau Claire

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Downtown Murals

Eau Claire (WQOW) - To help raise money for the sculpture tour, art advocates are looking for creative people to add a splash of color to downtown Eau Claire.

As part of a proposed art alley, the Color Block project is seeking 50 artists and 50 sponsors to create murals in the alley between Brent Douglas Flowers and Shift Cyclery on South Barstow Street.

Participating artists will receive a $100 stipend and $200 for supplies. The theme this year is "Imagination," and new murals will be painted each year based on a new theme.

Sculpture Tour Eau Claire Executive Director Julie Pangallo believes this public art will help improve the quality of life here in Eau Claire.

"Adding 50 murals to downtown gives people more of a reason to come downtown and check it out whether it's residents of Eau Claire or hopefully some tourists coming to town," said Pangallo. "We do have the second largest sculpture tour in the country so we're getting known for art here in Eau Claire and we want to promote that and keep that moving forward."

Applications are due by March 1, and artists will be notified by April 1. For details on how to apply, head to Color Block's Facebook page or send an email info@sculpturetour.org.

Katrina Lim

Katrina Lim joined the News 18 team in August 2019 as a multimedia journalist. She was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey but has lived in all time zones of the contiguous U.S.A.

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