The first round of the Paint-A-Hydrant public art project took place on Saturday, May 20th. Twelve teams painted their approved designs on hydrants in sweltering heat but with high spirits in the downtown Municipal Service District. Hydrants were painted all along Nash Street, around the Whirligig Park and Conservation Headquarters as well as in the residential area on Green Street. Big thanks to the City of Wilson fire department and hydrant crew for partnering on this public art event. The fire department brought out a firetruck and Sparky the fire dog, and the hydrant crew brought a non-operational hydrant for the kids to decorate with their hand (and foot!) prints.
Another Paint-A-Hydrant event is being planned for the fall. Check back here or watch the e-newsletter and the Historic Downtown Wilson facebook page for more details.