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Mural Decorates Construction Site With Scenes Of Life In Westport

A pedestrian passes by a depiction of the cannons at Compo Beach in Westport.
A pedestrian passes by a depiction of the cannons at Compo Beach in Westport. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A painting of rowers on the Saugatuck River brighten the construction site fence in downtown Westport.
A painting of rowers on the Saugatuck River brighten the construction site fence in downtown Westport. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Can you spot yourself on the wall?
Can you spot yourself on the wall? Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The wall surrounds the former site of the Westport Weston Family Y bordered by Church Lane, Post Road East, and Main and Elm streets.
The wall surrounds the former site of the Westport Weston Family Y bordered by Church Lane, Post Road East, and Main and Elm streets. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A car heads past the wall.
A car heads past the wall. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Selfies fill a portion of the fence.
Selfies fill a portion of the fence. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Selfies fill a portion of the fence.
Selfies fill a portion of the fence. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A car heads past the construction site.
A car heads past the construction site. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

WESTPORT, Conn. — A number of local artists and their helpers have left their special touch on the wooden fence surrounding the Bedford Square construction project in downtown Westport.

As part of a project dubbed “Westport Paints the Town,” professional artists from the Westport Artists Collective led the public in beautifying the fence around the construction site.

The fence is scheduled to remain around the property for about two years as work continues on the multi-use Bedford Square development. It is rising on the former site of the Westport Weston Family Y bordered by Church Lane, Post Road East, and Main and Elm streets.

The fence now includes depictions of Westport landmarks such as the Minuteman and the cannons at Compo. Artists also did silhouette outlines on the wall of other artists and people, who painted individual “selfies” or paintings of friends.

The painting event last month was co-sponsored by the Westport Arts Center, the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce and the Westport Downtown Merchants Association.

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