Unleash the bulldogs: Ruston community arts project

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Julie Crews says art is in her blood. Since a very young age she knew art is what she wanted to for the rest of her life.

“I’d get sketch books and I would make myself fill them, I remember drawing a cup and just really mundane things,” she said.

So when the Bulldog Project came about Crews says she had to throw her hat in the ring. 

“That’s super important to be able to pull together as a community and bolster each other up in the arts.”

Art by definition is the expression or creation of human skill and imagination and there are ten new pieces of art popping up all over Ruston.

Started by the Ruston Cultural District, the Bulldog Project is an effort to incorporate the arts all across the city.

Friday evening at Railroad Park, the bulldogs were unleashed. Crews says she hopes that as people find these statues all over town they’ll be able to tap into their inner artist.

Crews says she doesn’t know where she would be without art.

“It’s a sad place to try and envision my life without art in it. Thst’s not a place I would really want to like sit and think about too much.”

All ten bulldog statues will be auctioned off in two years to raise money for the Cultural District for the arts in Ruston.

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