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Volunteers still needed to paint Jacobsville mural

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Volunteers are still needed to help complete a mural that will serve as a gateway to Evansville's Jacobsville neighborhood.

Artist Artur Silva was commissioned to design the North Main Street Gateway Mural by ECHO Housing Corporation.  He says the mural, at 10 West Indiana Street, is more than halfway finished.

Everyone is invited to help paint from 2 p.m. until well into the night Friday.  Volunteers do not have to stay for a set amount of time.  

Silva says over the past two days dozens of people have helped with the mural. 

The project is part of the Jacobsville Join In initiative.  Jacobsville Join In Community Mobilizer Jennifer Mason Evans says the idea was born after discussions with people in the neighborhood who wanted to create a gateway to Jacobsville. 

Silva designed the mural based on textiles and fabrics brought in by the community.

Supplies will be provided and volunteers do not need any painting experience.  There will be live DJ music Friday. 

Painting will begin again Saturday after 2 p.m. and will continue daily until the mural is complete. 

For the painting schedule, visit the Jacobsville Join In facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JacobsvilleJoinIn.

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