Local artist paints the town
A local artist is on a mission to make downtown Champaign a little brighter.
Kelly Hieronymus was hired by Furniture Lounge to paint a mural on the back of their downtown building.
Hieronymus said she typically paints aerials of Central Illinois, but this piece will be a little more abstract.
She hopes her work will inspire more local artists to use the city as their canvas.
"Me and a few friends have noticed that there is a lack of public art besides sculptures,” Hieronymus said. “So I've kind of been on a personal vendetta I guess to make sure that there's more art in downtown Champaign."
If all goes as planned, the mural will be complete by mid-July.