Controversial art work that some considered inappropriate for children was taken down Tuesday afternoon in Williamsport, but are back on display again.
For the past few days, three paintings depicting partially nude women have been turning heads along William Street in Williamsport.
Some passersby said the paintings were merely works of art.
"It's the human body. It's nature. It's what it is. It's not pornographic or anything," said Matt Waltenbaugh of Pittsburgh.
Others said the paintings were offensive.
"I think they're too graphic, because there are children walking around here, and children should not be subjected to that," said Loretta Campfield of Williamsport.
Police said the paintings do not rise to the level of obscene, so the paintings are legal in every way. Still, parents like Mark Holt, said the paintings would be better suited inside the prospective art gallery, away from his seven-year-old daughter's wandering gaze.
"I wouldn't really want kids to see it, wouldn't mind myself, because I'm an adult," said Holt.
Shortly after Newswatch 16 stopped by, the art gallery's owner said his landlord took down the works of art against his wishes. The owner, who rents the space, said the paintings were going to be in the window for one week only to draw attention to the artist's work.
Wednesday morning the paintings were back in the window and will remain there until Saturday.
People who noticed the painted canvases said they certainly caught their attention, and made them think.
"It's all just natural, no sexuality in this, her and a dog laying out in the sun, looks good," said Ted Paul of Williamsport.
"I guess, it's kind of freedom of speech in a way, it's kind of in your face," added Holt.
As of now, the artist and the gallery owner said there are no plans to put the paintings back in the windows.