SEK Art Fest to remove fiberglass footballs from Broadway Street

SEK Art Fest to remove fiberglass footballs from Broadway Street
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A fourth fiberglass football is the target of damage in downtown Pittsburg.

Leslie Harris, director of SEK Art Fest, says she discovered the vandalism early Sunday morning via a Facebook photo. The piece of art, located between 8th and 9th Streets, is heavily cracked. One of the 24 large-scale pieces of art, the most recently-vandalized football is a work by Joplin-based artist Brooks-Elizabeth Billings. When asked about Billings’ contribution, Harris said she was “overly grateful to be a part of it.”

Harris confirmed removal of the remaining footballs will take place as soon as possible, likely on Monday. Members of SEK Art Fest are currently looking at various options to safely display or store the remaining footballs until the October 12th Pittsburg State homecoming auction. They urge anyone with details on the vandalism to contact them here.