The mural will be based off of an original painting by local artist Nicholas Bustamante titled Finding Home. Bustamante moved to North Louisiana in 2004 from Los Angeles California. He currently teaches as an Associate professor of Art at Louisiana Tech University.
Finding Home explores the beauty of Louisiana, specifically referencing images of Black Bayou and celebrates the rich culture of the region.
Nicholas Bustamante is the creative director and lead painter on the Mural and will be assisted by a group of Art students from Louisiana Tech University.
As a fervent supporter of the Arts, property owner Mr. Michael Echols has donated the side of his building for the project. With Mr. Echols’ generous donation of the mural site and funding from the Downtown Monroe Renaissance Board, our hope is to contribute to the revitalization of downtown Monroe and to also enhance the presence of the regional arts community.
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