NewsLocal News


Artists hard at work on "Wings Over Papillion"

Posted at 5:50 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 19:21:20-05

PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) -- — A public art project to commemorate 150 years of Papillion is leaving brush strokes all over town. The Butterfly Bench Project will honor residents, landmarks, and the history of the city.

Thirty-three benches will be places around town as part of the “Wings Over Papillion.” Each are unique and celebrate the history of Papio.

Bud Cassiday is painting monarchs, scenes of music, local landmarks, and the Sumptur Amphitheater on one of the benches that will be displayed at the amphitheater.

“Pretty neat, I've seen many of the designs other artists and they're very handsome and nicely done. I'm very pleased to have been chosen for this,” Cassiday explained.

Artists across town continue to put brush to bench for a big unveiling later this year. The first finished benches could start going up in April.

It’s all part of Papillion 150, a year long celebration for the city with events happening all year.