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By Aliya Hall
The Creswell Chronicle 

Springfield's murals represent city history

 

June 27, 2019

Niel Laudati, legislative and public affairs director for the City of Springfield

Art has always played an important role in Springfield's history. Niel Laudati, legislative and public affairs director for the City, said that before there were the restaurants and shops that drew people downtown, it was the murals.

As open and free exhibits, murals and art walks were activities that brought the community together and made the city brighter - usually by power of flashlight since Springfield didn't have street lights 10 years ago.

"Early art walks had flashlight tours. Empty storefronts were filled with art so there was something happening," Laudati explained. "The culture...



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