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New mural to be unveiled in Chattanooga

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A new mural on Glass Street in Chattanooga is set to unveil in less than two weeks.

It might be the biggest mural ever painted in Chattanooga, and it is gaining national attention.

The 30 foot by 50 foot mural depicts local residents and represents passing faith and wisdom from one generation to another.

The Glass House Collective started the project hoping to bring a sense of unity to the Glass Street community.

Neighborhood children, professionals, and volunteers are contributing to the mural.

The project also has two paid interns funded by the Royal Society of Arts. This international sponsor hopes the internship will inspire them to paint more murals in the city.

The mural is on the side of an old bank building at the intersection of Glass and North Chamberlain Streets. It is estimated that at least 10,000 cars pass through that intersection every day.

Shaun Larose, the project leader, thinks the new piece of art will attract new businesses to the area.

"What is really interesting to me is the way murals can serve as an economic incentive -- and businesses start saying 'Wow, something in this neighborhood is really happening,' and they'll start investing in this area."

The completed mural will be unveiled on August 16 at 6 p.m.

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