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.

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b l a n c
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3 weeks ago

this one is so wholesome and cute. i think it's my favourite

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NamiKoa
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3 weeks ago

I love the combination of colors here!

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Peeves
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3 weeks ago

Ooh, I like the eyes. Nice touch.

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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.

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Katherine Boag
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3 weeks ago

Great wave of kanagawa!

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TheReader19
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3 weeks ago

Cat's rule

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TheReader19
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3 weeks ago

Yes,there's a sense of catisfaction with this one 😊

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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.

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b l a n c
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3 weeks ago

oh my gosh! the colours in this one are amazing and he's so cute. i love lizards

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TheReader19
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3 weeks ago

Lot's of. cat lovers around

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b l a n c
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3 weeks ago

cute! <3

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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Suzanne Haigh
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2 weeks ago

Clever is this one

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IlovemydogShilo
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3 weeks ago

I LOVE this one. I love Border Collies and I'm lucky enough to share my life with one.

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Suzanne Haigh
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2 weeks ago

Like this one

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Lydia Coy
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3 weeks ago

Pretty

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b l a n c
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3 weeks ago

these are gorgeous

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Katherine Boag
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3 weeks ago

A better photo of one shown upthread. Its the great wave of kanagawa

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b l a n c
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3 weeks ago

omg i love this one! and the piece of china on his forehead, very creative use of materials

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Mary Peace
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3 weeks ago

My dose is so cold it's turned blue.

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b l a n c
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3 weeks ago

ooh i like this one a lot

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Peeves
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3 weeks ago

Wow, this took someone a long time to make.

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Katherine Boag
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3 weeks ago

This is a classic art piece too, isnt it?

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ERIN W.
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3 weeks ago

VERY nice!

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Just another bot
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3 weeks ago

It looks like pomegranate

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Night Owl
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3 weeks ago

That's a big tail

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Thomas Ewing
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2 weeks ago

Chimneysweep.

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ERIN W.
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3 weeks ago

I LIKES LADYBUGS!

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Mary Peace
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3 weeks ago

How long is a piece of string?

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Mary Peace
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3 weeks ago

Woof.

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b l a n c
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3 weeks ago

gorgeous!

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