AUSTIN — A West Side youth center unveiled a new mural last week and invited children in its program to create their own art project as part of the celebration.
The mural on the northwest side of BUILD Inc.’s headquarters, 5100 W. North Ave., depicts the hopeful faces of children, images that Rick Miranda, BUILD’s manager of arts academy programs, said resonate with the nonprofit’s mission to prevent violence among West Side youth.
“If only three or four kids get something out of this, we did our jobs,” Miranda said. “It’s important that we teach them there’s so much more to life out there and ways to express themselves.”
The mural’s creator, Chicago artist Dwight White, said he seeks to inspire and liven up the West and South sides of the city through his work, celebrating the legacy of the neighborhoods.
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