A local artist with a background in large-scale public impermanent pieces will, in a partnership with Zeitgeist, paint four crosswalks at intersections in the Hillside neighborhoods. Moira Villiard's paintings are meant to highlight neighborhood culture, according to a news release, and to bring attention to crosswalks and pedestrians.
The first creative crosswalk will be installed at Eighth Ave. East and Tenth Street, near Myers-Wilkins Elementary School. Neighbors are encouraged to help paint the design.
Other intersections include: 15th Ave. East and Sixth Street between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on July 20; 11th Avenue East and Fifth Street between 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 6 as part of National Night Out; Eighth Avenue East and Seventh Street between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Aug. 21.
Villiard said in a news release that this is a merging of two passions: community organizing and visual art. She is the visual artist behind the temporary mural on Buchanan Street in Canal Park in September. She worked with volunteers to create a colorful fish. She has also created public pieces as Two Harbors' Chalk.A.Lot festival.