WOONSOCKET â€” If walls could talk, the lobby of the police station would say theyâ€™re part of a cold, institutional space without a lick of distinction from a million other government buildings.
Or at least they used to.
Thanks to a group of young volunteers from RiverzEdge Arts Project, the mint-green, cinderblock lobby is in the midst of a transformation that will soon have it speaking a new language. Theyâ€™re painting a mural on the walls that will feature colorful, positive images of the Woonsocket Police Department and give the lobby a look like no other building anywhere, government or otherwise.
â€śItâ€™s very bright, very welcoming, and I think it does show off the pride the chief has in his police department,â€ť said Brad Fesmire, project director of RiverzEdge. â€śBefore, it was kind of industrial-looking.â€ť
Full story appears on page A1 of today's Call.