It is a common site in many downtown metro areas to see murals on buildings to help beautify the city. Now a group in New Orleans is painting traffic signal enclosures. A woman brought the idea from San Diego, where a similar program was successful.
Fox8 News reported that the woman's group, Community Visions Unlimited, calls on local painters to come up with ideas. She explains, "The artists do their little drawings and once they submit, it's approved, as long as we have the money, we tell them go ahead."
The group has been using grant money to buy paints and pay the artists a small sum, but now that money is running out.