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New downtown Nashville mural inspired by area waterways

(Fox 17 News)

Nashville’s latest mural will be an ode to the Cumberland River and are waterways.

The downtown mural is being painted by street artist Beau Stanton. It’s going up at Fifth and Commerce, just steps away from the Ryman Auditorium.

The Nashville Walls Project is orchestrating the mural, which is geared towards reminding Nashvillians the importance of local waterways.

“We want to remind Nashvillians that the city thrives because of the river,” Mekayle Houghton, executive director of the Cumberland River Compact and a Nashville Waterways Consortium member, said. “The Cumberland is the source of the water we drink and is woven into the fabric of our town. With the pace of growth the region is experiencing, the health of our water is at risk. From your backyard creek to the Cumberland River, we want Nashvillians to get out and explore our waterways while also appreciating the fragility of this precious resource.”

It's all part of the new campaign, Rivive! Nashville, which was founded by several groups focused on preserving nature. It aims to inspire residents to take part in stream stewardship through art.

For volunteer information, click here.

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