Landlord, Artist To Restore Defaced Mural

Posted at 8:01 PM, Mar 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-18 21:01:40-04

A landlord and a Nashville street artist have been working together to restore the popular mural "I Believe in Nashville" that was vandalized with tar.

According to reports, a large tarp covered the side of the building at 2700 12th Avenue South Saturday morning, three days after the mural was destroyed.

The building's owners, a partnership that has included brothers Andy and Pat Howell, have been working to clean the wall before artist Adrien Saporiti can start repainting.

An event planned to celebrate the mural's five-year anniversary has still been set for March 25. The mural has become a popular spot for tourists to have their picture taken.

In a statement after the vandalism, Saporiti thanked people for their support and urged them to practice what the mural represents: unity, positivity, and peace.