Last night I went before town council to ask that they defer voting on a new sign ordinance, because I would like to see language that not only more precisely defines the difference between signage and art, but take a more forgiving view of art that is created to promote business, so that it does not have to conform to the restrictions of a sign ordinance.
From town code, here are two interesting definitions to consider:
These definitions might appear to be clear on the surface, but what if I want to create a mural that visually promotes a service provided by a business, and is intended to promote that business, yet I do it using neither language nor the logo of the business?
Specifically, (assuming obtaining copyright permission) what if I wanted to put this image or something similar on the side of a soda shop?
|Normal Rockwell's The Soda Fountain|