LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville is improving the Russell neighborhood by beautifying bus shelters with artwork.

The so-called "SmART Stops" were created with input from neighbors. The first phase of the project includes a stop in front of the Catholic Charities of Louisville downtown campus, which helps refugees moving to the area.

The artwork welcomes visitors to the area in several languages and includes a little free library.

"It's a great opportunity to see that flash of new culture and new color being added here to the landscape in the Russell neighborhood," said Lisa Dejaco Crutcher, Catholic Charities of Louisville Inc.

In addition to a stop next to Central High School, other SmART Stops are expected to unveiled later this year.

The project is funded partly part a grant from the federal government-- and partly through Metro Louisville government.

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