Mixed media artist Leslie Hirst shows her enamel, resin and four leaf clovers piece entitled 'Four:Square' in her Pawtucket living space in the Arts District. (PHOTO/ERNEST A. BROWN)
PAWTUCKET â€” Itâ€™s been over 15 years since city officials decided to color outside the lines and create a geographic area known as an â€śArts District.â€ť
While legislation that went into effect on Jan. 1 allowing a sales tax exemption on artwork makes the entire state essentially an arts district, many current city officials, business owners and artists agree that the designated zone was a smart move back in 1999 and continues to frame Pawtucket positively.
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