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Mural Project Begins on Fifth Street
Springfield's own Michael Mayosky is creating a mural honoring Abraham Lincoln on Fifth Street. He began Thursday with power washing the side of The Alamo. Mayosky continued to work on the project until 5:00 this morning. Not tired, he's back out there now, creating his masterpiece.
"The energy of hearing people understand or wonder, and they're like, 'I don't know what he's painting,'" Mayosky said. "Especially if it's critics. And then if you turn them around by the end, that's when it's good. Because most people will think it's just goofy. But then when it comes out really cool, they're surprised."
Downtown Springfield Inc. is still looking for donations to fund the mural project.
Mayosky will continue to work on the painting over the weekend, so you can check in on his progress.