Main Street Charles City is getting a splash of color and then some thanks to two new murals.
The artwork is a joint effort by the City and the Charles City Arts Center. Mayor Dean Andrews says the murals are being painted by artist Erik Burke of Reno, Nevada and New York muralist, Gaya.
Andrews says the project was funded by the arts center, a grant from the Cultural and Entertainment District, and private donations. He adds more murals may be coming with more local artists involved, but first, they want to pick the brain of Burke.
Andrews says the artists will be available for a question and answer session by the murals in downtown Charles City this evening (07.23) starting at 6 p.m.