The Talent Public Arts Committee says it had the idea for the art display called ‘flags of hope’ before the Almeda Fire.
People of all ages designed the flags hoping to express what ‘hope’ means to them.
Then, the fire hit.
“There are a lot of things that bring tears to your eyes at this point in our town, but even if you’ve taken a break from crying for a while, to get this up and stand across the street and look at it… it definitely brought tears to my eyes again,” said Aubrey Laughlin, Talent Public Arts Committee.
Laughlin says the positive feedback from the community has been overwhelming.
Many people are saying the colorful display is exactly what they needed to brighten their town, which is now covered with ash and rubble.
The display is located behind the Talent Club near Talent Ave.
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