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You'll soon see a lot more color on 111th Street along the south LRT line.
The city and Edmonton Arts Council are unveiling 30 pieces of colorful art from local Aboriginal artists. It's an effort to bridge the gap between the city hall and Edmonton's first nations communities.
Kristy Trinier with the EAC says the idea started with the petitioning of community leagues in the area.
"We approached the community leagues and asked them what tyoe of art they would like, some key words, and they told us they wanted color, they wanted bold artworks, they wanted something that reflected the people that use the transportation system, and the transportation systems themselves."
Chloe Mustooch is one of the artists who will have her work displayed. She says it will be a real treat the first time she goes by the area and sees her stamp on the city.
"I'm going to be pretty excited to have my art (displayed) because I've never had an opportunity like this before, so, it'll be good to see it. It's going to be there a long time, so, it's good to always have my mark that I made on the city."
Photos: 630 CHED's Scott Johnston
The art will be displayed at various locations along 111th Street, between 57th Avenue and Saddleback Road. The initiative is costing the city 40 thousand dollars. (lk, sj)