HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Wednesday afternoon, passers-by and local artists were in shock to discover a number of Black Lives Matter paintings were knocked down in downtown Huntsville.
Almost half of the paintings at the 'Time for aRtEVOLUTION' project on Clinton Avenue are laying flat on the ground, with the metal framing mounts either bent or broken. Artists and local activists came to the downtown site once word spread on social media that the murals were down.
Here are some photos of the damage:
One person told an artist that they witnessed the paintings being knocked down by strong winds during a recent storm. But, the artists are skeptical. They believe there's a chance the damage was done intentionally.
One organizer tells our reporter, the original costs for raw materials for the exhibit were around $1,000 dollars, not including countless hours of work by artists. They’re not sure how much the repairs will cost.
We’ll keep an eye on this story as it develops.
The 'Time for aRtEVOLUTION' project is located on Woodson Street and Clinton Avenue.