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Artists revitalize historic Unity Wall in Lake Worth Beach

Community leaders speak about how wall has evolved
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Posted at 5:26 PM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 18:39:52-05

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — Artists from all over South Florida converged on Wingfield Street in Lake Worth Beach on Saturday to revitalize the historic Unity Wall.

Artist revitalize historic Unity Wall in Lake Worth Beach

Organizers recalled a time when the wall in the Osborne Community stood for separation. It was built in 1954 and separated white and Black neighborhoods.

Now, the hope is the revitalization effort of the 1,000-foot wall will break down barriers.

"The wall represents a sense of art, culture and unity, " said artist Sara Gayoso. "It is a wall of unity of Whispering Palms and we are all a big family in this town and we'd like to keep it that way. Art brings all of us together."

Work on the wall will continue on Saturdays for the next six to eight weeks.