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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - Contact: 225-273-6439

BREC and The Walls Project to Collaborate and Bring Art to Gayosa Park

BREC and The Walls Project will team up on Sat., July 12 to create a mural in BREC’s Gayosa Park, 2129 Gayosa St. This beautification project will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the public is invited to come out and lend a hand in painting or in showing support to the participants involved.

“The Walls Project is very excited to help transform Gayosa Park ‘brush-and-hand’ with the residents of Mid-City,” said Casey Phillips, Walls Project executive director. “Special thanks to BREC for their vision and leadership in integrating art into our city's parks.”

BREC and the Walls Project have a longstanding relationship. Previously, they collaborated on a mural titled, “Parade” in BREC’s Convention St. Park. The mural is a dazzling and striking piece that displays the characteristics that embodies the local community and family. Having the same vision in mind, the new mural will take up the whole wall at the small beloved neighborhood park at Gayosa.  Walls artist and creative director of Elevator Projects, Raina Wirta, will be leading the interactive community mural at Gayosa Park.

“We are elated about this opportunity to once again work with The Walls Project to bring beautiful artwork into our parks,” said BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight. “This latest mural installation will provide a beautiful scene for park patrons to enjoy for many years to come, and we are so thankful for the many volunteers who are willing to give of their time to make this project a reality.”

Individuals interested in volunteering for the project should contact support@thewallproject.org, or they can report to Gayosa Park at 8 a.m. on July 12 to join the team painting the mural.

For more information on The Walls Project, visit thewallsproject.org.

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