Work beginning on new downtown RC mural

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Downtown Rapid City is about to get another mural, this one commissioned by Destination Rapid City and work got started Friday.

You're probably already familiar with the work of the artist.

Aaron Pearcy is the artist who did thd mural on the wall of the Firehouse Brewing Company downtown and has gained a lot of attention.
Friday, Pearcy started getting his next wall ready.
It's the side of the Elks Building downtown, facing north, over the top of Bottacelli's Restaurant.
It will soon have a two–story tall Badlands scene.

Aaron Pearcy says, "What I can say is it's going to be a landscape and it's going to be tied in with what's going on in the sculpture project as far as the Badlands being incorporated, the Black Hills being incorporated, things like that. So it's going to be South Dakota themed."

Anna Huntington of Destination Rapid City says, "I think these kinds of things add all kinds of interest, vibrancy and surprises and a sense of forward motion. And that's really what Destination Rapid City was looking for when they decided to fund this project through the Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant."

Pearcy says the mural will be about 44–by–24 feet and will take about 15 works days, roughly five weeks to finish.

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