Annapolis artists hold the city's 'first ever mural funeral'

Posted at 6:51 AM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 06:51:46-04
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A celebration and "funeral" for mural art in downtown Annapolis has been held in which artists and guests painted over a mural that is involved in a debate.
The Capital Gazette reports  that Sunday, people spray-painted over a mural created by artist Jason Liggett on the side of a law firm. The mural has been the center of ongoing disputes with city officials on whether murals in the historic district should be regulated by the city's Historic Preservation Commission.
The Commission had asked the building's owner to either apply for permission to display the mural, or remove it. Many in the community, like Liggett, believe the commission doesn't have the authority to regulate the art.
Sunday's event was a way for the art community to comply with this city's wishes, while still lodging an artistic protest.

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