Turns out, one simple idea and a group of enthusiastic people can transform the whole town and turn it into a beautiful piece of art. That sort of what's happened with the neighborhood of Schaerbeek, located in the city of Brussels. It all started a few months ago when a Belgian artist named Ingrid Schreyers decided to decorate the sidewalk in front of her house with a mosaic. After seeing it, many locals fell in love with this idea and wanted to get their own personalized artworks installed in front of their houses. The government of Schaerbeek took the matters into their own hands and now they are installing personalized mosaics in the neighborhood free of charge. People are choosing all kinds of mosaics, though most of them seem to be decorating streets with portraits of their cats!
Bored Panda invites you to look through some of the cutest mosaics gracing the streets of the Schaerbeek neighborhood.
Turns out, there's even a web page dedicated to this mosaic project where residents can find artists to create their personalized mosaics. When a person's mosaic is created, they simply need to send it to the town hall so that it can be installed in front of their house.
There's also an Instagram account dedicated to these wonderful mosaics in Brussels which is documenting the public art initiative. "I'm just a stranger who takes pictures. Ingrid Schreyers is an artist who started to create these mosaic pieces of art in Brussels. Send me more tiles!" reads the description of the profile. Here you can find over 250 mosaics gracing the streets of Brussels.
One of the local artists that can make you a personalized mosaic is a woman named Whitney Orville. You can find more of her wonderful works on her website.
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