Australian-based artist Guido van Helte has started his work painting the 100-foot-tall historic concrete silos and grain elevator in the Historic Downtown McKinney Cultural District.

The project will pay tribute to McKinney's rich culture and heritage and serve as the backdrop for the city's new Municipal Community Complex. 

The artist has done a series of photorealistic paintings on silos across the United States. His work has generated global recognition. 

A variety of grants, private investment, McKinney Public Art Fund and HOT taxes will help pay for the project. 

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