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Have you noticed some new art popping up around Bedford?
In October, the City challenged Bedford Junior High art students to create a design that would be used for the first decorated crosswalk in Bedford. From the submitted designs, a subcommittee comprised of City staff and Cultural Commission members chose five finalists and a winner, 9th grader Axel Reynolds.
This week, City staff, BJH art teacher Peter Sebastian, and Axel hand-painted the crosswalk leading into BJH, located at the intersection of Carolyn Drive and Brown Trail. The project was broken up over the course of two days. Each day began with a chalk outline of the design, followed by mixing special paint and materials that are used in traditional crosswalks to create a safe and reflective surface.
The crosswalk will be touched up at least once a year, or as needed. A huge thank you to everyone that brought this project to life!