SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Village Center Alliance has started a new initiative to beautify South Orange Village Center, 'Restart with Art.' 

According to the 'Village Vibe' newsletter, the new program "among other things, will include installing artwork into vacant storefronts."

The first project has been completed, and can be seen in the former Blockbuster store space. The artwork was created by local artist Bill Billec, who painted a vibrant winter scene that includes many South Orange landmarks.

'Restart with Art' will be collaborating in the future with the South Orange Department of Cultural Affairs, and organizers hope that with the support of South Orange residents, 'Restart With Art' will expand and grow in the future.