Painting The Town

Linden Creates Colorful Art, Restores Historic Hotel to Draw New Visitors

By Barbara Biehler

Faced with a dismal 27 percent unemployment rate in January 2009, the small town of Linden desperately needed to find a way to revive the local economy, bring about positive economic changes and restore community pride. Local leaders working on the problem decided to take a novel approach in an attempt to resolve its economic woes. Their solution: cover the town in vibrant artwork.


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