WILLMAR— When the Willmar Welcoming Resolution was passed by the City Council back in May 2018, there were some comments about whether words on a page could really make Willmar a more open and welcoming city.
Three years later Willmar Main Street, along with $27,000 in funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield/Healthy Together Willmar, hope to shine a colorful light on that welcoming resolution in the form of a public art project in downtown Willmar. The goal is to create a visual embodiment of the resolution, to give life to those words on a page.
“How do we take this resolution on a piece of paper, probably not top of mind for everyone every day, and how do we remember that and embrace that as a community,” explained Sarah Swedburg, former Willmar City Planner and coordinator of Willmar Main Street.
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