Artists bring Monroe to life with new mural

The city of Monroe is paying local artists to paint its very first mural to attract more visitors and beautify the town.

News 12 Staff

Aug 13, 2019, 12:20 AM

Updated 1,766 days ago

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The city of Monroe is paying local artists to paint its very first mural to attract more visitors and beautify the town.

Three artists brought a wall to life in a little over a week by painting it in the style of a classic postcard.

"We've been getting amazing reactions. Every single person that walks by is like 'Oh my God, why are you guys doing this?' I think they're really shocked because there is no art down here so we're trying to revitalize what's going on," said Jordan Robinson.

The mural consists of six symbols -- one for each letter. The M is a movie theater like the one downtown; O is Village Hall, gifted by the Smith family who founded Monroe; N is a water wheel brought by the Smiths from Virginia; R is the town gazebo; O is a dam built by the first family; and E represents the school district.

Monroe Mayor Neil Dwyer says he hopes this mural is the first of many.


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