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Potential murals in downtown Overland Park await city council approval

Posted at 10:01 AM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 11:01:43-04

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A group of artists is looking to brighten up parts of downtown Overland Park, Kansas, through a mural project.

However the city needs to approve it first.

Murals would be painted alongside businesses in the downtown area. According to the artists, they would include women from different parts of the world, a bluegill fish (which is one of the most common fish in the state), the state bird and images that depict a multicultural community.

Six artists designed the murals.

It's paid for through a grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce and a private donor.

Not everyone is on board.

Some critics are concerned about the content of these murals, saying they aren't cohesive with the style of downtown.

Tonight's city council meeting starts at 7:30 p.m., where members will decide whether or not to approve the project.