This past summer, Bellevue residents took it upon themselves to beautify their neighborhoods by creatively painting the fire hydrants in their area, following the lead of Mayor Kevin Strecker, who painted a few in and around the downtown Central Park.
Some hydrants have a sports theme, others resemble animals, and the list goes on. The designs are only limited by the creativity of each individual.
For a limited time, pictures of each hydrant are on display in the [email protected] gallery at 106 S. Sandusky Street (across from the Bellevue library).
Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and, for December, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.
On Thursday, Dec. 6, from 1 p.m. until the Christmas parade, [email protected] will host a co-op art gallery filled with unique art and gift items, staffed by artists and volunteers.