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Murals are coming to the city of Goshen, local artists speaks out

GOSHEN, Ind.- A pair of murals is coming to the city of Goshen. The Wastewater Treatment Plant will be looking much more colorful after a local artist leaves her mark on a pair of tanks.

Leah Borden, the artist in charge of painting two tanks, revealed that these murals will not be a painting of an abstract, which was the original thought.

She doesn’t want to reveal just yet what it will look like, but says, “It’s going to be something abstract. I want people to be able to be on the bike path and interact with it and not necessarily have to understand what it is.”

Borden has lived in the city for 13 years and has been painting for about 20 years. She adds her favorite thing to draw or paint is people.

According to Borden, last fall she was asked to paint a mural at this treatment plant. And it wasn’t until almost a year later, and after showing the city her ideas, that the ball is finally moving.

Our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth say the Goshen Board of Works voted to pay $6,500 for these murals at the tanks.

Borden adds the purpose of these murals is to have people look at something more colorful than cement.

“It’s not in a place where people can get out and go up to it, but because it’s a busy road I want it to be something that will keep people moving and kind of have a flow about it,” says Borden. “It’s in kind of an ugly spot and we’re trying to make it look nice for people.”

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