That’s a Wrap! Check out the newest downtown art form

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- There's a new art attraction in the city of Huntsville.

The 20-year City of Huntsville Traffic Enineer, Robert Sherrow, collaborated with Downtown Huntsville Inc. (DHI) to feature one of his paintings on a traffic controller box.

DHI Executive Director Chad Emerson came up with the decorating idea for the non-descript boxes to city.

Traffic Engineering volunteered Sherrow to create and display the very first piece of the new art form.

Sherrow's painting, "The Wind Cries Mary," is a tribute piece to the late Jimi Hendrix, then was reproduced in a wrap by Tom Jefferys Sign & Banner.

The process to create a piece like Sherrow's starts with a piece of art on paper and then scanned onto a computer to create the correct size, color and material used. Sherrow says it's about a 30 hour process.

This is the first piece displayed in Downtown Huntsville, but not the last.

Downtown Huntsville Inc.'s plan is to use this concept to provide more art on other functional utility boxes around downtown Huntsville.

Soon, you will see Downtown Huntsville displaying different ideas from local artists on these utility boxes.

The idea behind displaying this art is to make the city of Huntsville more appreciative in the art and music world.

You can check out Robert Sherrow's piece of art which is located on the northwest of the Courthouse Square, near a Cup of Everything.

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