A request to hang local art in Dysart public places isn’t flying with council. Arts Council Haliburton Highlands is asking council for the green light to hang pieces from local artists in various buildings and community spaces. Arts Council came up with the idea to celebrate Dysart’s 150th anniversary, and each piece would have a description with a QR code that would link up with a mobile app.

The different pieces would be on display from the end of June untill mid-October. However, council wanted to know how that would work in the township offices, mainly in council chambers. Some members of council say it might be distracting, and others say some local businesses already display and sell artwork.

Council is looking for more information, including how much art would go in the township office, before moving ahead.