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Flower Potholes

Who would have ever guessed that a pothole would be the perfect place for an art installation? In Chicago, one very clever artist has figured out a way to turn pothole blight into a city-wide art project. Not only do the pesky tire-biters get filled in, they get filled in with colorful mosaics that get people to stop what they are doing and contemplate the message of art. You can read all about the guerrilla art initiative in Chicago.Curbed.

These are the types of projects that can help to transform derelict looking streets into more colorful, less worrisome neighborhoods. And just thinking about a smoother ride, and less money spent repairing tires is a huge bonus. Maybe City Hall should think about retaining the services of some local artists to join the pothole repair crews around town?

Artist: Jim Bachor

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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