New mural underway at Mentorship Academy Building

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A new mural is underway in downtown Baton Rouge.

The mural by artist Eduardo Mendieta is being painted on the Mentorship Academy Building on the corner of Florida Boulevard and 4th Street. It is sponsored by The Walls Project.

The lunch crowd Tuesday watched as Mendieta painted and marveled at the picture unfolding wondering what it is going to be.

"It's three portraits of three different children," said Mendieta. "Two on side-angle, one kind of looking from underneath looking up."

Although Mendieta is from Florida he said he still has to be careful working in the heat and stay hydrated.

Mendieta said the mural could possibly be finished by the end of the week if the rain would hold off.

The mural was also sponsored by Solutions Thru Science, PPG Paints and Hampton Inn Downtown Baton Rouge.

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