Artists, of all skill levels, leave their mark on Rockford’s mural

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Amateur painters come together to create a piece of art meant to inspire hope in the Forest City.

Second First Church has started to work on its community mural.

The mural will be painted on 55 panels. On Monday, families had the chance to use their painting skills to add to it.

From the design to painting the artist behind the mural says it’s all about making the community a part of the process.

“Everyone who has ever been a part of something that we’ve done together, there’s a huge sense of pride. There’s a huge sense of joy,” said mural artist, Tia Richardson. “There’s a sense of up-lift-meant that is needed and that everyone on some level really wants.”

Another painting session will be held Saturday.

Once complete, the panels will be installed depending on the weather.

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