(9/18/18) Here in West Monroe, community organizations are banding together to create a public art project that leaves the mark of the Twin Cities.
The heron, the bird seen as the symbol for both cities in the parish, will be a lot more visible in the area.
Statues will be put in place at local hotspots all over the city and local businesses throughout the parish.
It’s a project that involves the Downtown Arts Alliance, the City of West Monroe, ULM and many more.
These heron sculptures will stand six to seven feet tall.
Organizers say it sends a statement.
Brooke Foy said, “We’re hoping that the herons being all throughout the community will just open people’s eyes to not only what we have but how great we are as a community as well.”
You can become a sponsor for your own heron but it costs $2500.
Every sponsor has to put in their bid by December 7th.
If you’re an artist trying to get in on this project you have until November 30th.
All the information you need will be available by following this link.