Art, with a touch of mining history, is being displayed in Southeast Kansas.
26 containers modeled after coal buckets are in Pittsburg, many of them between 1st and 8th Street, with a few on Broadway.
They've all been decked out with imagination and paint. It's part of the Southeast Kansas Art Fest.
Residents and companies sponsored each coal bucket project, while artists did the actual work.
Brett Dalton with SEK Art Fest Media Relations says the art fest provides a unique experience.
"They started with a clean white coal bucket and now they're works of art and its just absolutely beautiful to see and to part of."
K0AM-TV got in on the spirit with our own coal bucket, called "challenging the spark," created by artist Billy Smith, Junior from Frontenac, Kansas.
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