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To Bring Cheer, Springfield Residents Display Art In Lawns

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Venetians painted on canvas. Byzantine art often appeared on wood. And Springfield residents are using their yards for an art project meant to cheer people up during the coronavirus pandemic.

Starting Friday, art will displayed in Springfield yards as part of Lawn Art With Neighbors, or L.A.W.N. for short.  The Springfield Art Museum says the idea is to create art—like sculptures, paintings, or video projections—in yards for others to enjoy.   

A spokesman for the Springfield Art Museum, Joshua Best, says the museum plans to continue L.A.W.N after the pandemic. 

“The city is heavily invested in public art and making public art more accessible, so we have every intention of participating in this kind of event,” Best said. 

The lawn art displays will run through May 8.  There’s a map listing the yards with art in case you want to take a stroll, bike ride or drive to see them.