International artist paints new Rockford-inspired mural

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- International street artist Kelsey Montague honed her craft to put the final touches on a Rockford-inspired mural on Wednesday.

The mural is a week-long project painted on the building at Eddie Green Place in downtown Rockford.

The painting comes as part of the Forest City Beautiful initiative, which aims to create and maintain landscapes in the area.

Montague is an artist who is interested in exploring how public art, interactive art and social media intersect.

"My murals specifically invite people into a piece and then encourage them to share their experience online," Montague said.

Montague has also designed for Swell bottles sold at Starbucks and TOMS shoes.