Community brings back color by painting mural - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Community brings back color by painting mural

Posted: Updated:
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

People in Baton Rouge are trying to bring color back to a gray area of the city. Melrose East also known as Mall City is getting a makeover as kids and community members paint a mural on Harry Drive.

The wall was donated by local pastor Ralph Moore of Victory and Power Ministries. School board member Evelyn Jackson said she has been working on this project for some time.

"This is the beginning of the red stick project. A vision that's been mine for at least 15 years we are taking the arts to the streets," said Jackson.

Kids and community members painted several pieces of art on the wall. The inspiration came from the many artistic names on the streets throughout the area. Artist Elliot Guillory said this is something he loves to do.

"I love this community, I am from Baton Rouge and I like to leave a legacy. When I am gone, I like to have my name somewhere," said Guillory.

They are expecting to be finish with the mural by next weekend.

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Two teens charged with Gulfport man's murder

    Two teens charged with Gulfport man's murder

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:00:30 GMT
    Two Gulfport teens are charged with murder after police say they shot Lamont Hayes in his home last week and left him to die.More >>
    Two Gulfport teens are charged with murder after police say they shot Lamont Hayes in his home last week and left him to die. Monday night, investigators tracked down Jalen Shaquille Williams, 19, and arrested him at his home. Rashad Rejohn Johnson, 17, was arrested Monday at the Harrison County Juvenile Detention Facility, where he was being held on an unrelated charge.More >>
  • SRHS to Close Two More Clinics

    SRHS to Close Two More Clinics

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:50:29 GMT
    Singing River Health System has announced the closure of two more primary care clinics as part of a realignment program. The Gautier and D'Iberville facilities will close August 29.
    More >>
    Singing River Health System has announced the closure of two more primary care clinics as part of a realignment program. According to SRHS officials, the Gautier and D'Iberville facilities will close August 29.More >>
  • Coroner: Gulfport murder victim was shot in the groin

    Coroner: Gulfport murder victim was shot in the groin

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:54:09 GMT
    According to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove, Lamont Hayes, 41, was shot in the groin area and bled to death just a few hours later Tuesday night.More >>
    An area of Gulfport still reeling from the brutal murder of a child last week was hit with another violent death Tuesday night. According to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove, Lamont Hayes, 41, was shot in the groin area and bled to death just a few hours later.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.