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New 'Community Mural Project' aims to recruit artists

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Horses Mural

Mural in progress on the corner of Water Street and 5th Avenue (Oct. 01, 2021)

EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) - A new mural is going up in downtown Eau Claire, and the creators hope it spurs even more works of art.

Friday morning Jo Ellen Burke, project coordinator of the Community Mural Project, and her husband Terry Meyer, were chalking up the details of a horse mural called "Charging Troop," which will replace the "Vote" mural, behind the clothing shop "Details" at the corner of Water Street and 5th Avenue.

Burke said arts are the soul and heart of a community, and hopes this mural inspires people to donate to their Kickstarter campaign so they can foster more artwork in the Chippewa Valley.

"It's been a perfect connection really to do a mural that we hope brings beauty to the community, brings some joy and creativity to different areas of Eau Claire," Burke said. "We've become a city of great creatives and we hope to add to that."

Burke said the money from the Kickstarter campaign will be used to host workshops and recruit more artists, especially younger ones, to help create more murals.

They are also hosting an event on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the mural site so people can listen to music and see the mural's progress.

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