Waco: Artists invite public to help in mural that tells history of city

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) With every stroke of their brushes, Waco's history is being recorded.

"It’s been real fun discovering the stories," says Doreen Ravenscroft, President of Cultural Arts in Waco.

Ravenscroft was asked by Diversified Waco to paint a mural on the outside of their building at 11th St. and Webster Ave.

The goal is that this one is similar to the one that was done at the East Waco Library.

"Racking my brain about different things to put on the mural... I used a history book for reference," says lead artist Ira Watkins.

Watkins sketched out the entire mural, basing it off of important events and landmarks in Waco's history, but as Ravenscroft says they can't complete the project alone.

"Everyone is an artist. We all draw, write, create our own clothing everyday," she said.

Ravenscroft says anyone is welcome to come and help them Saturday from 7:30 in the morning to noon.

The group hopes to complete the 300 foot mural within the next month.