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‘This is only the beginning’: Gainesville artist’s new crosswalk mural promoting message of unity on Midland Greenway
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Gainesville artist Kareem Harris visits his art installation Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, along M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard in Gainesville. Harris' crosswalk mural is part of a collaborative initiative between Gainesville’s parks and recreation and public works departments and the Vision 2030 Public Art Committee to install crosswalk murals at each intersection along the Midland Greenway. - photo by Scott Rogers
The first words that came to mind when the artist behind Gainesville’s latest crosswalk mural approached the installation of his work on the Midland Greenway Wednesday morning were, “I’m speechless.”