Renwick Hopes To Spur Art Initiatives In Outlining Areas

Renwick property owners say the mural is just the beginning of many other art opportunities they plan to host.

Driving down Sare Road on Bloomington’s southeast side, a mural of colorful stringed instruments might catch your eye. It’s a new public art venue that has opened as part of the Renwick Village Center.

WS Property Group President Eric Stolberg says he hopes the collaboration with city officials will help spur art initiatives in other outlining city areas.

“We felt like we had a community venue here in the piazza in Renwick Village Center to offer an arts component on the east side,” Stolberg says. “The first step in that endeavor was to work with the arts commission and solicit requests from local artists to let us review their work and pick an artist that we could reproduce their work on one of our buildings.”

He says the mural is just the beginning of many other art opportunities his company plans to host.

The painting called “String Ensemble,” is a watercolor by award-winning Bloomington artist Connie Brorson.

The display will change twice a year to feature the work of a new local artist.

Joe Hren

Anchor, Indiana Newsdesk - WTIU & WFIU News. Follow him on Twitter @Joe_Hren

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