Officials revealed the second phase of Atmore’s Art Walk at Escambia County High School on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. This second phase includes art installations of trains and bike racks featured throughout downtown Atmore. The installations were created to promote tourism, boost commerce, educate children, inspire the community, and spur workforce development by bringing attention to the public school system, according to the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce.
The project was funded by a grant from the Gulf Coast RC&D Council and features a total of 17 pieces––12 trains and five bike racks. The resources used to create these trains were all sourced locally from different businesses. Esco Fab Inc. donated metal used to cut the trains and racks, John’s Paint & Body prepped and powder-coated each train, and Landis Design Co. embellished covers on each of the trains and racks. Students at ECHS put in the majority of the work to make these installations.
The Gulf Coast RC&D provides grant opportunities for non-profit organizations to implement projects to make their communities better places to live. These projects include community development, conservation education, and natural resources conservation.
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