A new program is bringing artists from around the city together in an effort to reduce graffiti and inspire creativity.
Lisa Morris, San Marcos recreation manager, said the San Marcos Mural Arts program has been hiring artists for the past year to paint murals on private property around the city. She said the program was designed to help eliminate graffiti while also encouraging creative expression.
Morris said the city has allocated $30,000 for the program.
Amy Kirwin, solid waste coordinator, said applicants were asked to sketch out their ideas and present them to the programs committee for a final vote.
Two artists have painted murals so far, and Kirwin said a third is currently in progress.