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Mural an effort to bring hope to Northwest Roanoke

22-year-old Kamila Love is designing the artwork on a building on 11th street

ROANOKE, Va. – If you've driven through Northwest Roanoke this week, you might have caught a glimpse of an artist working on a mural along 11th street that covers the entire side of a vacant building. WSLS caught up with that artist Wednesday afternoon.

 Kamila Love is working with the owner of the building, City Council member John Garland, and the Peacemakers organization, to paint a picture of what she calls a symbol of hope for that community. And she says people living there have already begun to take notice.

"We've had a lot of positive comments since I've started, just on the outlining part, which you can't see with the pencil, so, it's a positive thing, it's a beautiful thing for the community," said Love.

Love says she hopes to have the mural completed by the end of the month.