New mural in downtown Medford focuses on unity

DOWNTOWN MEDFORD, Ore. — Downtown Medford is getting more colorful thanks to a non-profit art studio!

Life Art Studio and Cultural Center is painting a large mural on the side of the old Acme Building on West 6th street.

The mural follows a theme of humanity, unity, and diversity.

Life Art brought teens from schools around the valley to help paint it.

The lead muralist, Melissa Ghiglieri, says she came up with 6 different art renderings before deciding on hands clasped together.

“It would be really cool if this was the first of many murals we’re doing in Medford and I really love the theme of unity, especially right now,” said Ghiglieri.

Ghiglieri says the mural is expected to be completed by mid-next week.

The Downtown Medford Association is also partnering with Life Art to create the mural.

Lunch was donated to the student artists by Jackson Creek Pizza Company.

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Mariah Mills
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.
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