The winning selections will be painted on the backs of bike paths along the Lakeside Trail bike path. Studies show that public art can help deter crime, giving the sense that an area is being watched.
Village DDA Director Angela-Stanford Butler said she's excited about the project.
“We will get feedback from the community and then the building owners and a recommendation a recommendation will go to the Village Council Monday of next week,” Stanford-Butler said.
Winning artists will be announced Wednesday, June 12.
Area finalists are:
Anna Donahue, Grand Rapids
Aziza Abassi, Spring Lake
Christi Dreese, Spring Lake
Dan Parker, Nunica
Derek Johnson, Hamilton and Adam Dalstrom, Grand Haven
Donna Levandowski, Grand Haven
Joel Schoon-Tanis, Holland
Nick Nortier, Grand Rapids