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The city of Tacoma is hosting Paint the Street, a community event where kids and adults paint a mural on the street at the intersection of South 39th and J Street from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 20. The mural is part of the city’s Lincoln District Revitalization Project. It’s one of 11 creative endeavors the city is investing in.

The hope is that the colorful new intersection will encourage pedestrians and cyclists to slow down and be safer. The mural is also meant to establish community pride and identity.

The design of the mural was created by local artist Dionne Bonner. People in the neighborhood weighed in on what the mural should reflect. Kids can grab paintbrushes and contribute using non-toxic traffic marking paint. All ages and skill levels are invited.

Here’s everything you need to know:

When: Prep day is 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19 (this is when the design will be drawn on the street).

Painting day is 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20

Where: Intersection of South 39th and J Street in the Lincoln District.