Huntington gets an artistic makeover
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia. (WOWK) – A few areas in the Huntington area will be getting a makeover soon.
Huntington is one of 26 cities across the country to receive an Asphalt Arts Initiative grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
The grant goes up to $ 25,000 and will be used to create three art projects across the city.
The city said the money will be used to create murals on the streets in three different locations in the city, and each will reflect the history of this neighborhood.
âWe want the community to see this project as a way to instill pride in their neighborhood,â said Bryan Chambers, City of Huntington communications director. âEach individual project will be very representative of the history of these neighborhoods. They will be very unique to these neighborhoods.
These three art projects will take place in Fairfield, Highlawn, West End.
The future project locations are:
- Memphis Tennessee Garrison House on 17th Street and 10th Avenue.
- Highlawn Elementary on Collis Avenue and 26th Street.
- 14th Street West