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Pittsburgh youth honor Mac Miller with tribute mural in advance of the first anniversary of his passing

click to enlarge Artist Kyle Holbrook climbs scaffolding before painting the Mac Miller mural in East Liberty - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP photo: Jared Wickerham
Artist Kyle Holbrook climbs scaffolding before painting the Mac Miller mural in East Liberty
Pittsburgh-born musician Mac Miller was an alumni of the MLK Mural Project, a local arts organization that invites kids to work on public art projects as a way to do positive work in their communities.

In advance of the one-year anniversary of Miller's unexpected and tragic death at the age of 26 on Sept. 7, 2018, MLK Mural Project founder and executive director Kyle Holbrook has joined with area youth to paint a tribute mural to the musician in East Liberty.

The mural, located at 250 Paulson Avenue, will be painted from 8 am.-4 p.m. every day through Wed., Sept. 4, and the public is invited to add their own touches to the mural until it's completed.


A video and photos from today's mural painting are below.


click to enlarge Warren Jackson, president of New Vision Ministries, helps paint. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP photo: Jared Wickerham
Warren Jackson, president of New Vision Ministries, helps paint.
click to enlarge Kyle Holbrook works on the mural. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP photo: Jared Wickerham
Kyle Holbrook works on the mural.
click to enlarge East Liberty resident Jhamire Barnett helps paint the Mac Miller mural, started by Kyle Holbrook, by adding "Wopo" in honor of Jimmy Wopo, a Pittsburgh rapper who was killed in 2018. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP photo: Jared Wickerham
East Liberty resident Jhamire Barnett helps paint the Mac Miller mural, started by Kyle Holbrook, by adding "Wopo" in honor of Jimmy Wopo, a Pittsburgh rapper who was killed in 2018.
click to enlarge Kyle Holbrook and Warren Jackson at work on the mural - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP photo: Jared Wickerham
Kyle Holbrook and Warren Jackson at work on the mural
click to enlarge Community members contribute to the Mac Miller mural. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP photo: Jared Wickerham
Community members contribute to the Mac Miller mural.
click to enlarge The Mac Miller tribute mural in progress - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP photo: Jared Wickerham
The Mac Miller tribute mural in progress

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