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Great Falls Business Improvement District Needs Help Purchasing Sealant for Mural

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The Great Falls Business Improvement District has been adding splashes of color within urban art projects since 2011 in an effort to beautify downtown.  In June the second phase of the First Avenue underpass mural began and now they are days away from the finish line.

Even after the paint is put away, there is one more step before the BID can call it quits: a sealant to protect the mural needs to be added.  Joan Redeen, with Great Falls BID, says, "the first step is called soft gel and that protects the art and the colors from the elements. The second step is actually a varnish and the varnish is what actually protects the art from graffiti".

The sealant is the most expensive part of the whole project, costing about $5,000!  Without it, all the hard work put into painting the mural will not last against the threat of Great Falls weather or possible graffiti tags.  If you want to help preserve the mural, the BID is looking for donations.  Every little bit helps!

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