Budding artist transforms underpass
ALGONA — A simple email took the city by surprise and started a painting project that would evoke the curiosity of many community members.
Since the beginning of the summer, Emma Plathe has been painting away, attempting to revitalize the Oak Street underpass with a bright mural.
“I would drive by there every day to go to work and it was just so sad looking and it needed something. I thought, what if they would let me paint it,” explained Plathe.