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New mural decorates Cedar Rapids skywalk

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Downtown Cedar Rapids has a new sight to behold.

A new mural now sits one of the city skywalks along 3rd St. and 4th Ave. It was designed by international artist Pedro Campiche through Murals & More, a non-profit organization that is based in Cedar Rapids.

Murals & More is dedicated to revitalizing the downtown area following the floods of 2008.

"I think after the 2008 flood everyone was kind of wondering what would happen to downtown and we want to give people a reason to be down here to celebrate and to be proud of their community and public art does that," Alexis Dagit, Murals & More Co-Chairman, said.

The mural is the seventh put up by the group along 3rd Ave. They plan to put more up by the end of the year.

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