Ten windows, located on Desiard Street between South Grand and Third streets, feature interpretations of Christmas carols, made of unique and creative materials. The group will host an unveiling of the windows on Saturday, November 24 at 5:00 p.m. and the windows will remain on display through the New Year.
Local artist, Libby Gifford, incorporated a variety of items and materials including cans, bottles, cardboard, string, coffee filters, paper plates, clothing and more. "I used non-traditional items to create my interpretation of Christmas carols in an artistic fashion," said Gifford. "This was a fun and important project to me because I really want to be a part of the downtown revitalization. This project is a great way to celebrate the holiday season while supporting and visiting downtown Monroe," she said.
Each window is sponsored by a local business. Those businesses include Campaign for Tobacco Free Living, CenturyLink, CenturyLink Security, Choice Brands, JJ's Ladies Fashions, Marsala Beverage and River and Rail Cantina.
Monroe Renaissance is a non-profit organization consisting of local volunteers whose mission is to stimulate and make possible the re-awakening of downtown Monroe through community participation, resulting in an enhanced quality of life.