The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce held a "Thank You for Your Investment" Ceremony for the organization Keep Big Spring Beautiful.
President of Keep Big Spring Beautiful Eric Escamilla, told KBest News that this year the organization has made a shift into L.E.A. Leadership, Education, and Action. He stated the organization is involved in a lot of things, but primarily for picking up trash.
"What [the organization] will be known for now is for providing art and actually keeping this place beautiful, and all we're doing is promoting art by supporting local artists to do murals and things of the sort," said Escamilla.
The first project that they've done in conjunction with another artist is on the dumpster outside of his office, located at 205 W. 15th St. The next projects will be a couple of murals that Escamilla says will be going up soon.
"All in all it's just a way to make this town more beautiful by incorporating more art into what, I believe, is a beautiful place."
When asked what kind of support he needs from the community, Escamilla stated that the organization would like to speak to artists to hear their ideas, and monetary funding for the projects would be appreciated. "Most importantly," he said, "what I need is places to go and actually do murals." He also stated that this is the biggest need right now so they'll have locations for these murals.