New welcome signs adorn Bossier City thanks to local artist

New welcome signs adorn Bossier City thanks to local artist

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - One Bossier City artist has the honor of having his work displayed all around the city.

Chris Opps designed and installed five hand-painted signs that welcome motorists in a colorful fashion. After approaching Bossier City mayor Lorenz Walker in March with the idea and a rendering, he was commissioned to create the signs at the cost of $6,050.

The city's old welcome signs were in need of a new look, according to a news release from officials. The signs can be found at I-220 east of the Red River Bridge, I-20 near Louisiana Downs, Highway 80 just west of Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery, Highway 3 just north of I-220 and Highway 71 at Shady Grove Drive.

Opps also has artwork displayed in Airline High School, Apollo Elementary School and Green Oaks High School. Some of his work is being showcased in a Bossier Arts Council exhibit this month.


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