From concrete to abstract in downtown Nashua

By Kimberly Houghton

Color and vibrancy has returned to downtown Nashua as nearly 20 artists have been working to beautify what would otherwise be boring cement barriers.

“We are bringing something really different to Main Street that is going to brighten things up and improve that lull from the past year. There is going to be some life brought back into the downtown,” said artist Cecilia Ulibarri, co-founder of Nashua’s Positive Street Art.

Ulibarri is one of many artists working throughout the past week to paint 2,400 linear feet of jersey barriers that are being installed in the downtown area to expand outdoor dining for local restaurants.

Two groups were selected for the project — Positive Street Art and Beyond Walls of Lynn, Mass.

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