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More on murals: Readers sound off

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For art’s sake

What you failed to mention is that most of those murals are commissioned by the business owner that operates in the building with the mural on it (“Hipsters are running our city with art,” blogs.orlandoweekly.com, May 9) If folks can’t stand to look at that cool art, well maybe they shouldn’t occupy a city who that promotes creativity so well. To be honest, not everyone likes the Mouse, but he’s there and everywhere ... so tell those hillbillies that are still left from the pre-Disney days to move on up to Lake City and the very north wilderness of Florida where they can enjoy the skunk-ape and the not-so popularized swamp lands of the Sunshine State.
Mike Honcho, via orlandoweekly.com

I love the murals. I enjoy seeing the different electrical boxes as I travel around Orlando. The art is creative, vibrant and makes this town feel alive. Art won’t hurt you, people! And complainers and haters should move to a gated community with a homeowners association that will pick the colors for you.
Dharmadog555, via orlandoweekly.com

As a local artist and recently re-relocated citizen of Orlando, I can say that a more colorful landscape is a first step to cultural growth in an area that used to be a wasteland. Orlando needs its own mouse-free identity and the art on these walls is a wonderful way to show that new fingerprint. Thank you to all the artists that give us the gift of their wonderful vision. Let the haters hate and let the painters paint!
Vaughn Belak, via orlandoweekly.com

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