A Lubbock man is fighting to do graffiti the right way. Jaime Prado says ust a week after artists from around the country completed a mural in central Lubbock, they were forced to take it down.
Earlier this month, Prado set out to paint a mural stretching around the entire Xplosive Customs building at 31st and I-27. He says after clearing his plans and location with the City's Graffiti Control Committee, he rallied artists from across the country.
Nearly 14 hours and $1,200 dollars later, their mural was complete by May 2nd. May 9th, that mural was painted black. Prado says while the City approved the art, the building's owner, also a local Lubbock judge, called for it to be taken down. But, he says the Judge has allowed artwork on this building in previous years, so Prado hopes after speaking with the Judge this week, they'll have a second chance to spray again.
"It's a free art gallery. Anybody can drive by, you don't have to pay admission. Everybody was for it. I just believe it wasn't, that it wasn't given that chance to shine the way that it did."
If you'd like to get involved in the artwork, you can email Jaime Prado at: firstname.lastname@example.org