Eugene Review | October 12, 2016 | Article and Photo by Randi Bjornstad

Eugene’s dream to beautify the city with 20 new world-class murals by 2021, when the International Association of Athletics Federations comes to town for its world championships — the project is called 20×21 EUG Mural Project — is coming one step closer to success this week.

That’s because Los Angeles artist Steven Lopez, who has a soft spot in his heart for Eugene because he earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts at the University of Oregon in 2000, is busy painting a 12-foot high and 50-foot long expanse of wall on the west side of the WildCraft Cider Works warehouse at 254 Lincoln St.

The mural will be officially unveiled and celebrated during Wildcraft’s second annual Urban Orchard Harvest Party, from noon to 11 p.m. on Oct. 15 in the cider press room at 232 Lincoln St. The event features live music, food and drink, demonstrations and a kid zone.

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