Mural approved for La Crosse's Main St. parking ramp

Mural approved for Main Street...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A little more color will soon be splashed into downtown La Crosse.

Members of the city's common council and Downtown Mainstreet say they're working to identify more opportunities for murals and public art.

That effort is starting with the addition of a mural outside the Main Street parking ramp.

The mural, called 'Helping Hands,' will be painted by local artist Landon Sheely at the corner of Third and State Streets.

The city's Board of Public Works approved the design Monday.

Council member Jacqueline Marcou says she hopes it's just the first of many projects in the downtown area.

"We're hoping to help promote local artists and help this be a catalyst for more public art, not just murals, but sculptures and anything that's in the public eye, so we're really hoping this is a catalyst for more projects," said Marcou.

City officials expect work on the mural to only take one day.

They hope it can be done sometime in April once all of the snow is melted for the season and temperatures are warmer.

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