PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Paintings are popping up around Perry on the tops of manholes as an effort to add a little color to the city.
The mayor and council are encouraging artists and citizens to paint a picture of themselves. The initiative is called "Lids for Artists." Mayor Jimmy Faircloth says the concept is popular in Japan.
"It gives Perry an opportunity to showcase it's artists and it's citizens, and puts them in the spotlight," says Mayor Faircloth.
Three artists already added their personality to the streets. 15 year old Hope Falen decided to portray her story of adoption.
"Teachers adopt their students in a way that they're connecting. Parents adopt their kids in a way even when they're related. They adopt their kids in a way that they understand them in everything they do," says Falen.
Mayor Faircloth says anyone who wants to paint a lid just has to present a design to council, and pick a location. If it's approved the city will provide you with the canvas.