How about a mural of some of Howell’s most-famous residents?

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We’ve got mural fever, and, lucky for us, the Howell Art Project gets underway in Howell May 13-18.

Read all about the Howell Art Project by clicking here. It’s going to be an exciting event, one that builds on Howell’s reputation as a fun, funky, creative place.

One of the coolest parts of the event is the community mural. Sort of like a puzzle, the mural will be assembled from panels featuring iconic Howell images, like melons and hot-air balloons, the historic Livingston County Courthouse, and an area perfect for visitors to take selfies. The mural will hang on the side of the Howell Main Street/DDA building at 118 W. Clinton St.

The process of creating the community mural is kind of “paint-by-number, many-hands-make-light-work” type of thing. You can help with the painting of the community mural from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 13-17. Show up and volunteers will tell you what you need to do.

Editor’s note: This “mural” suggestion is tongue-in-cheek. Rest assured, we don’t actually believe it will or should become reality in our lifetime, and neither should you.

We came up with our own mural idea (above) that the Howell Art Project is free to use in future events. Our “mural” pays homage to three of the most famous people to ever call Howell home — Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield, and Heywood Banks — and also serves as an advertisement for the town.

Gilbert and Busfield lived in Livingston County for a total of about five years, the first two of which were spent in an old Victorian house on Washington Street in downtown Howell. The couple moved to New York City last year. Comedian Heywood Banks, who sold out two shows at the Howell Opera House earlier this year, still lives in the area.

For the official Howell Art Project website, click here.

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    • Editor’s note: This “mural” suggestion is tongue-in-cheek. Rest assured, we don’t actually believe it will or should become reality in our lifetime, and neither should you.

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