Artist buries art across St. Louis for Easter hunt

3 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Monday, March 30 2015 Mar 30, 2015 Monday, March 30, 2015 6:37:00 AM CDT March 30, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis artist has planned an unusual Easter art project in the city.

Rather than search for eggs, artist Zack Smithey will encourage people to search for 1,000 pieces of art that he plans to hide around the city this week. The Easter Art Search will culminate with a reception on Saturday for the winners to get their pieces autographed.

Smithey said the art is mostly acrylic and enamel paintings. He had been working on them for three months, and spent about $10,000 on materials for the project.

Smithey told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch he devised the Easter art hunt to get the public excited about art. He said he didn't do it for publicity.

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