Local students are bringing interactive street art to downtown Howell. The Howell High School Advanced Imaging Art Program is partnering with the Howell Main Street DDA Design Committee to bring attention to a positive type of street art to town that offers an interactive experience with existing downtown buildings, sidewalks and infrastructure.
Twelve different art designs will be painted throughout the downtown district and starting Monday at 10am, the public will begin to notice students getting creative with downtown buildings but more pieces will be added all week long.
Advanced Imaging art teacher John Mozdzierz says art is something that should be accessible to everyone and they felt this type of positive street art was the perfect addition to the DDA’s existing summer projects such as the Howell Art Program and Rock the Block series. Mozdzierz added that they tried it out at the high school and the students and teachers really enjoyed searching out artwork and creative ways it could interact with the building.
The locations of the street art will not be revealed to the public. Instead, the Howell Main Street DDA is encouraging residents and visitors to download a form online and record photos and locations of the student street art they find downtown. Completed forms will then be entered into a drawing for prizes.
More information about the student art project is available online at www.downtownhowell.org.