|Washington Street East/ Sidney Avenue||The Living AIDS Memorial Garden||
since 1 December 1998
Twenty-eight round paintings by 28 artists, recently mounted on 28 lampposts along Washington Street East, tell visitors what East End residents already know: This is a pretty cool place to live. The paintings -- original pieces of art transferred to vinyl laminated to 30-inch-diameter aluminum discs -- are part of what has become an annual StreetWorks project for East End Main Street, said Ric Cavender, the group's director. Hung last week by the city's Traffic Engineering Department, the art replaces vinyl banners artists created four years ago that were, frankly, not aging well.
On the back of each art sign is another sign promoting East End Main Street, using the group's new catch phrase -- Charleston East End, your place to be.
Photo: Daniel Pauley of South Charleston photographs roses in the Living Aids Memorial Garden beneath one of the new StreetWorks signs hung last week along Washington Street East.
Photo (C) Kenny Kemp West Virginia Gazette
21 May 2013
Jim Balow, Charleston, WV