Mar 12, 2013 11:50 PM by Ellina Abovian, KSBY News

Stylish art installation soon to be no more

‘Tie Alley' in downtown San Luis Obispo has seen its final days.

We paid a visit last week to meet with the woman behind the art. Lynn Hessler created ‘Tie Alley' more than a year ago. The initial inspiration came to Lynn while she was hanging her laundry on her clothing wire. She sought out to create something special from something seemingly so simple, so she decided to hang up hundreds of ties; all different colors and patterns.

The installation soon took on a life of its own. Many San Luis Obispo locals would stop by the Chorro street alley specifically to check out Lynn's creation.

‘Tie Alley' eventually took shape in the form of a pay-it-forward movement. Some locals would replace existing ties with new items in their place.

After staying open for one year, property owner Natalie Tartaglia has decided to lock the alley gate. "The decision to close is a private matter," said Tartaglia. She had no further comments.



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