Massive mural making statement about unity

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A new mural is being painted on the Beachner Grain Elevator in north Wichita.

"Our goal is to really use this as a symbol of unity and a way that people feel really proud of where they come from and who they are," said Armando Minjares, curator and project director of the Horizontes Project.

The 17 silos will get fresh paint and will make up a new work of art by 20th and Broadway.

"The figure in the center symbolizes Wichita. Her skirt is a Wichita tribe hut. They're grass hut homes that they used to build along the river. These are people that have lived or live in Wichita," said Minjares.

Minjares said the Horizontes Project is a large scale community engagement project that started 18 months ago to bring solidarity among people of color.

The community is invited to their "Sharing / Learning / Action: A Celebration of Horizontes" event on October 29, 5 p.m. at the Wichita Advanced Learning Library. It is an opportunity for organizers to share findings from their canvassing efforts in the north Wichita neighborhoods.

They are also asking for help with funding the mural project. A crowd funding link for the Horizontes Project, click here. (

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