Local beautification group Pride Incorporated is taking the lead on the project to bring a statue of famed musician Miles Davis to downtown Alton. Davis was born in Alton, but grew up in East St. Louis. Local musicians started a jazz festival in his name several years ago, and there is now a push for a statue to honor Davis and place it in the downtown entertainment district.
Pride Executive Director Lee McRaven says they are currently seeking out designers for the statue:
McRaven says Pride is working with the Alton Museum of History and Art, the Alton CVB, the Miles Davis Jazz Festival Committee and the City of Alton. For more information, contact McRaven at 467-2375.