Kids create colorful mural

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Kids come together for a back-to-school block party and art unveiling.

For that past 10 weeks, kids have been traveling to the Bauer Community Center on Fourth Street to paint a mural on the side of the building. Each child was given the opportunity to design a piece of the mural from the initial sketch to final painting.

After the mural was dedicated, all of the children were invited to Miller Elementary School for a big bash.

Friday’s festivities were about kids working together and getting to know the community.

“In the initial states of working on this stuff, we had some issues of compromise and who gets what space. So in the end when it came together and we were working on one image together, I think that was really a solid piece of evidence that this project is working,” said artist Zach Medler.

“I think it’s really important for our community to see what our schools do. It’s great for our kids to come back and be excited to meet our neighbors,” Miller Elementary Principal Karen Combs said.

Students in the Lafayette School Corporation head back to class Tuesday.

As for the new piece of art, the bottom half will change each year so other kids can paint pictures of their own. 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 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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