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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Grand Center's public art collection just became more grand. A new 1,200 foot mural showing off a love for St. Louis is going up Friday.

The father and daughter team is getting the painting started this evening. On the east side of the KDHX Building a painting called "66 Reasons to Love St. Louis" will be completed over the next few weeks and unveiled in early September.

Robert Fishbone and Liza Fishbone are painting the "66 Reasons to Love St. Louis" mural. He's painted more than 150 murals since 1977. St. Louisans might remember seeing his "Lindy Squared" at the St. Louis Centere Mall.

This area is a junction for the arts with more than 14,000 seats at a number of venues from the Fox Theatre to the Symphony. That's why the painting and it's their once a month music fest called "At The Intersection" seem like a logical connection in Midtown.

Grand Center is partnering with community radio station 88.1 KDHX to celebrate the city of st. louis and the local talent that live here.

Musicians from Mound City and beyond are performing Friday until midnight at a number of venues like Jazz at the Bistro, Kranzburg Arts Building and The Stage at KDHX.

So you can come to the crossroads here and connect with your community and find a few reasons of your own to love St. Louis.

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