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Website launched to display protest-inspired murals used to cover Columbus storefronts

CAPA and the Greater Columbus Arts Council have launched a website to commemorate the murals that covered broken windows in downtown Columbus following protests.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — CAPA and the Greater Columbus Arts Council have launched a website to commemorate the murals that covered broken windows in downtown Columbus following protests.

On June 1, both organizations partnered to launch #ArtUnitsCbus, which employed Columbus-based artists to paint murals on the plywood installed at the Ohio Theatre.

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Since then, a number of businesses have asked artists to create murals throughout the city over the broken windows.

As businesses begin to remove the plywood to repair the windows, CAPA and the Arts Council have worked with others to document the murals.

As a result, they have created ArtUnitesCbus.com where the murals can be viewed online. 

They said the website is a work in progress and is continually being updated.

"The site stands as a tribute to the work of this diverse collective of visual artists that created works of hope, unity, love, and support for the Black Lives Matters movement and protests," the organizations said in a press release.

Both are continuing to work on plans to store the murals as they are removed.