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Orthodontist enlists muralists to replace blight with art

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Muralists from different parts of the country are in Baton Rouge to help an orthodontist realize his dream for a blighted building.

Dr. Kevin Harris is paying for their plane tickets, hotel and food while they work on this project under the Museum of Public Art Movement.

One face in the mural belongs to Darryl "Big Diesel" McGee.

"Once the interior's completed, we plan to have workshops for kids, different social gatherings, and this is going to be sort of a social hub for the community," said Harris.

The building is across from the historic Lincoln Theater on Myrtle Avenue.

Four different mural teams will decorate the interior. 

Meanwhile, work continues on the outside, with paint cans and meticulous moves. 

Harris's dream is a work in progress.

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