New Ruston mural to include braille

RUSTON, La.-- - With every stroke, two Ruston artists are working to bring a little color to the city's Historical and Cultural District. 

"We really wanted to show off some artistic creativity, so we kind of gave Nick and Whitney some freedom to do that while still obviously making Ruston a showcase," says Travis Napper, president of the convention and visitors bureau, 

Artist Whitney Trisler Causey says this project is an escape for her.

"I'm able to come out here and just forget everything and really lose all sense of time and this is one of my greatest passions," says Causey.

In downtown Ruston, the city is working on three separate murals that will greet residents as they go in and out of town.

One mural is next to the Louisiana Center for the Blind and will include Braille. 

"You can't spend time especially in downtown Ruston without some interaction and just seeing their ability to become so independent and do anything and everything you and I could do," says Napper.

"Many people come to Ruston and wonder, why they are so many blind people working and enjoying different activities in the community, traveling around, going to Louisiana Tech," says the center for the blind executive director, Pamela Allen.

Allen has high hopes for the new sign. 

"We are hoping that the mural will show that to those that are driving by that we are an active part of the community and really excited to be so," says Allen.

Active, on the go, and enthusiastic about being a part of the new art. 


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