Last month, a barricade was built to close off two empty restaurant spaces in the Commons. The vast expanse of white wall inspired Commons regular Elsa Bouman to think outside the box. She envisioned a community mural to bring color and cheer – and the outside – into the Commons. And look what is taking form! Elsa and fellow artist Sylvia Portillo painted a backdrop, local students painted flowers, and the participants in the April Art-In will put on the finishing touches. Let’s cheer Commons Creatives with great ideas, Madison Marquette for saying yes, and Town Center Hardware for providing paint.