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Fundraiser Underway For Frenchtown Mural Project

Tom Flanigan
Artist Kollet Hardeman's final Tallahassee mural before she moved to Texas earlier this year was this wall decoration at Railroad Square.

A former Tallahassee artist promises to return in order to supervise the work.

The idea is for giant murals depicting Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Rosa Parks to adorn the outside walls of a building in Tallahassee's Frenchtown. Now the Kickstarter campaign to fund the project is now underway.
The building is the Peoples' Advocacy Center across Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard from the Frenchtown Hub. The center's Karen Woodall said the Kickstarter goal is $12,000.

"We have until November 10th to raise all the money."

Supervising a small army of local and regional artists will be Kollet Hardeman.

"The artist (is) from Tallahassee," Woodall said. "She had recently moved to Texas and is excited about coming back,"

And Woodall hoped the finished murals will be a tribute to a community that has always valued creativity and freedom.

"Something that connects the dots in this area of Frenchtown, drawing people into the community to see the murals and learn about other beautiful aspects of the Frenchtown community."

But it all depends on the Kickstarter campaign raising $12,000 by November 10th.