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Bethany Salisbury’s artwork is being featured on billboards.

MONROE — Bethany Salisbury, of Union County, is an artist whose work will be displayed on billboards in the coming year.

Salisbury submitted her work to ArtPop — nonprofit that connects artists with advertising company’s billboards and other media spaces to showcase their work in the Charlotte region. Through this ArtPop turns common areas — even interstate highways into “outdoor art galleries.” This helps promote artists but also provides the community with thought-provoking and inspirational work that everyone can enjoy — for free.

According to the nonprofit, they received nearly 200 entries for its Cities Program this year. From those submissions, 20 artists were juried in to be part of the 2022 Cities Program. An array of artistic mediums were selected — glass, ceramics, digital art, encaustic, watercolor, fiber, paintings, photography, mixed media, and sculpture. The Class of 2022 consists of 19 adult artists and one high school senior. Artists selected reside in Mecklenburg, Iredell, Cabarrus, Catawba, Gaston, and Union counties.

Salisbury is an illustrator, painter, graphic designer and pet portrait artist who uses colorful, whimsical, line and movement, according to her website (www.salisburyillustration.com).

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