Coos Bay looking for downtown mural designs

COOS BAY, Ore. -- You can make your mark on downtown Coos Bay.

The downtown association wants people to paint murals that will be installed on the First Call Resolution building on Second Court.

Nine groups will be chosen, and officials say you don't have to be a great artist.

They are encouraging a maritime or ocean theme.

"There is public art in different places around the city, but sometimes if you've lived here a long time, you don't notice it after a while," said Coos Bay city councilor Jennifer Groth. "So, sometimes it's nice to sort of, talk about doing new things and opening people's eyes to different parts of the community."

You can submit your design to the Coos Bay Downtown Association office by February 28.

The paintings should be finished by the end of April, and they will be installed in May.