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Belleville Police Department partners with the Belleville Art Association

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In support of local arts, the Belleville Police Department (BPS) is proud to announce its partnership with the Belleville Art Association (BAA).

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Since 1958, the Belleville Art Association has promoted the visual arts in the local community through its gallery, exhibitions and workshops. In September 2021, BAA member Jan Coombs curated six works of art, created by local artists, to be displayed at the new BPS station for their inaugural event.

The event launched the first steps of the new and larger partnership between BPS and BAA. Recently, the BAA team installed works of art by 30 artists in three locations in the building. Artwork will be exchanged twice a year and BPS members will have the opportunity to inquire and purchase the pieces.

BPS would like to give special thanks to the 30 local artists for their art and the BAA volunteers for the installation: Karen Richey, Brenda Skinner, Colleen English, Dona Knudsen and Mary Parker Phoenix. Their efforts and beautiful presentations are appreciated by all.

BPS Chief Michael Callaghan thinks the art exhibit is positive and uplifting and good for members to see on a daily basis, it is beautiful and brings joy. Since the art was hung, many members have inquired about the pieces and asked for more pieces to be hung in various locations and commented on the great work done by the Belleville Art Association.

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