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New Mural Coming To Arts Visalia

A new colorful mural will be coming to downtown Visalia, and you won't have to be "Young At Art" to enjoy it.

At the Monday, June 4th meeting of the Visalia City Council, the Council voted to approve the City's Mural Panel recommendation and Arts Visalia's request for a new mural on the north wall of their building located at 214 E. Oak Avenue.

"It will be a tree that symbolizes community through the tree trunk, foundation
through the tree roots, and individuals and their life direction through the tree leaves and branches," stated Arts Visalia in the mural application. "The mural is intended to promote the ideals of achieving goals and developing identity
in the adolescent stages of life."

The new mural will be painted by the summer programs children's art class (ages 11 and up) that is hosted by Arts Visalia in mid to late June. The mural will be formally presented at the annual "Young At Art" exhibition scheduled for August 3rd.

Muralist and artist Erik Gonzalez, a member of the Urbanists Collective, will lead the effort of creating the 10 foot by 20 foot, acrylic spray-painted mural that will depict a tree and it's community roots. 

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