South Park residents and local artists help paint a mural Saturday, June 17, 2017, on the corner of Wayne Avenue and Hickory Street in Dayton.
Photo: DeANGELO BYRD / STAFF
Photo: DeANGELO BYRD / STAFF

Mural project draws South Park neighborhood together in Dayton

The South Park neighborhood of Dayton is drawing the community together through paint.

The Mural Machine partnered with South Park to help construct a welcoming mural on the corner of Wayne Avenue and Hickory Street. 

"South Park is an amazing community that just nine years ago was recognized nationally for its commitment to rehabilitation," said Christopher "Etch" Weyrich, co-founder of The Mural Machine. "With this mural project you have an opportunity to contribute a piece of yourself to the constant rehab process." 

The project is funded through the neighborhood minigrant from the city of Dayton. 

South Park resident Bryan Stewart said he hopes the mural will be finished by next Saturday, through the abundance of external aid. 

"Right now you're kind of seeing a paint by numbers experience, where we have some local artists who are helping us," Stewart said. "They'll come up and touch up some things and some of the really hard stuff like typeface, they'll tackle. Definitely a community effort." 

The Mural Machine was founded by Tiffany Clark and Weyrich in order to create and celebrate local, large, public art works, according to a press release.

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