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Mural created for New Bo Evolve festival

Cedar Rapids hosted another festival last weekend, though this one had a bit more controversy. newbo evolve was put on by Go Cedar Rapids, a non-profit organization that promotes Cedar Rapids as a destination. Unfortunately, they did not consult with anyone in the NewBo business district, or anyone involved in the arts and music community for that matter. They received a good bit of criticism beforehand, unfortunately it seems to have been merited. I was approached about shooting it, but turned down the invitation. I decided to stop down with my F5 and see how the neighborhood was doing.