Community comes together to put up mural created by kids

The community came together Tuesday to put up a mural at BREC's Kernan Park (Source: WAFB)
The community came together Tuesday to put up a mural at BREC's Kernan Park (Source: WAFB)
The community came together Tuesday to put up a mural at BREC's Kernan Park (Source: WAFB)
The community came together Tuesday to put up a mural at BREC's Kernan Park (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A new community mural started going up on the walls of BREC's Kernan Park Tuesday.

The Red Stick Project and Global Youth Service Day partners are heading up this art initiative. This mural is a collaborative effort by local artist, Elliott Guillory, with the help of children and parents in the community. The theme for this art installation is a celebration of non-violence and youth leadership.

"To have a piece of art that the children themselves actually came together, put together, put their signature on it, their fingerprint, their hand print, I think it's phenomenal. It's really what it's about in the community. It's coming together, doing positive things, engaging our kids in positive activities, and allowing them an opportunity to leave their hand print, leave their legacy on something positive in the community. It's just really a great day," said Councilwoman Tara Wicker.

BREC employees spent the morning hanging the mural, which will be up for permanent display at BREC's Kernan Park.

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