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Lafayette group replaces eyesore with art

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Photo from Recover Lafayette -- The Library Wall Unveiled facebook page. Photo from Recover Lafayette -- The Library Wall Unveiled facebook page.

The downtown library has received a facelift, thanks to a local group of Acadiana's young professionals.

The mural is the first on many projects for the 705 group's new initiative called "Recover Lafayette" They reached out to the UL Lafayette art department for help on the mural. Nearly 80 UL students worked on the artwork. Some of the 705 members noticed the eyesores around town and decided to take action.

"This is an act of love of place. So if you love where you live, if you love where you're from, if you love where you are and if you're in Lafayette, this is a way that you can express that. You can express that through changing some of the uglier areas in town into something that people come to see." said 705 board member Kate Durio.

The 705 group are working towards replacing all 1300 feet of the chain link surrounding the library with art.

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