10-story harmonica mural part of BR Walls Project - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

10-story harmonica mural part of BR Walls Project

© Philip Gould BR Blues ribbon cutting © Philip Gould BR Blues ribbon cutting
© New Orleans “Clarinet” by Robert Dafford © New Orleans “Clarinet” by Robert Dafford
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A new mural in downtown Baton Rouge is catching the eyes of many, not only because of its beauty, but because it is 10-stories tall.

Robert Dafford painted the 10-story harmonica on the south side of the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino parking garage. It took him eight weeks to complete the project. It was unveiled on November 13, 2013. (See the time-lapse video above)

According to BR Walls, the harmonica is the largest piece of public art in the city of Baton Rouge.

Dafford is a world-renowned muralist who has painted more than 400 murals throughout the U.S., including the famous New Orleans Clarinet, which is painted on the Holiday Inn in New Orleans.

The BR Walls Project is a nonprofit organization. According to their Facebook page, they are "dedicated to expanding the visual arts scene of Baton Rouge by enhancing the artistic beauty of the large walls spaces throughout downtown and beyond.

The project is fueled by individual and small business donations. The organization is accepting donations http://www.brwallsproject.com/donate/.

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