Thursday, August 4, 2011

How Do You Start Your Workday?

Like many of us, it looks like Mark Twain starts his day off by reading the paper. He was spotted Thursday morning taking in the daily news after someone figured he was tired of his book.

This iconic statue was added in 2003 to Library Park in Monrovia. 

This statue was the impetus of the City's Arts in Public Places Program, which was started back in 2004. Developers with projects of more than $1 million pay 1 percent of their total project into this fund, which has paid for the Old Town arch, the Train Stop at Paragon, and the painting of the electrical boxes in Old Town. 

The program has been received positively by reisdents and the business community. Businesses benefit because it creates a more inviting community, and the murals and the painting of electrical boxes has proven to deter graffiti.

To learn more about the program, check out this video on KGEM about Arts in Public Places that appeared on City Beat.