The Sacramento Neighborhood Gets a New 20-Foot Mural – CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — People were reaching out for paintbrushes to help make a Sacramento neighborhood a little less desolate.

More than 200 volunteers used their Martin Luther King Jr. vacation to transform a bare brick wall at Valley Hi church into the city’s newest community mural.

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The 20-foot tall painting depicts several multicultural historical figures and was created by professional artists who designed the mural in a paint-by-numbers layout.

All people had to do was grab a brush and donate a little time.

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“Sometimes you have to be careful not to get on the other colors and mess things up,” says artist Layla Martinborough.

“It’s a vibrant celebration of the Valley Hi community and something you can see from the freeway, off Mack Road,” Emily Loen of Community Murals Sacramento.

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Five more paint-by-number murals are planned in other Sacramento boroughs this year.

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