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Artist to paint Main Street crosswalk this weekend

Post Date:10/26/2018 1:32 PM

Contact:  Jason Bartolone, Communications Specialist   941-928-3988      jason.bartolone@sarasotafl.gov

 

Sarasota, FL:  A small portion of Main Street will be temporarily closed to traffic and pedestrians beginning Sunday morning for the creation of a new pedestrian crosswalk art project.

Local artist Careth Christine will begin painting the crosswalk in the 1500 block of Main Street, near C'est La Vie and Cask & Ale, at 6 a.m. Sunday. The work is expected to take about six hours, and then the crosswalk will remain closed until later that evening to allow the paint to dry.

The City’s Public Works Department worked with the artist to test the painting materials and prep the crosswalk for the installation.

City staff have been considering this type of pilot project for the past year and have been seeking the best applicable location for a demonstration. The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce also recently expressed interest in such projects.

The artist will be submitting another design for an additional crosswalk art project in the 1400 block of Main Street, to be installed at a later date.

For more information about the artist and her work, visit carethchristine.com.

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