New board offers to erase fears

New murals offer to erase your fears.
New murals offer to erase your fears.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Two new chalkboard murals on display in Greater Lafayette offer people a chance to erase their fears.

The Your Fears Erased Here murals have replaced the Before I Die boards in West Lafayette and Lafayette. The murals ask people to write down their fears. The new message was selected by the West Lafayette Public Arts Team and City of Lafayette representatives.

One of the boards is placed outside of Rubia Flower Market. Store owner Terry Smith said she loves the board’s concept.

“It really seems a little bit more emotional, which you wouldn’t guess with the Before I Die [mural] last year. This one seems a little bit more vulnerable, which is interesting,” said Smith.

The fears on the board won’t stay up for long. Smith said the West Lafayette Fire Department washes the board off as soon as it is full. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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