Mural to be open for public viewing

Published 4:14 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Willis Avenue mural is complete, and the city of Bogalusa is offering citizens a way to safely view the details of the large art project this weekend.

The barricades blocking the right lane of Willis Avenue will remain in place until Monday, allowing two days of special viewing on Saturday and Sunday.

Interested drivers are asked to park in the old armory parking lot at 104 Avenue B, and a walkway to the mural will be marked for safety. The event will take place starting at 8 a.m. both days. Muralist Wes Parker, who finished the art Friday, Aug. 11, will be in attendance from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday to greet the public and to answer any questions.

All barricades will be removed and traffic will return to normal by 8 a.m. the following Monday.