Kelby Love mural bricks available for pickup Saturday

ELKHART, Ind. -- Bricks from the beloved Kelby Love Mural in downtown Elkhart are now available for members of the public to pick up, as demolition of the building is now complete.

"Elkhart native Kelby Love painted his iconic mural at the corner of Prairie and Main St. in 1996 in response to incidents of gun violence in the city," said Elkhart's Director of Communications Corinne Straight. "Although the building that housed the mural has been demolished, the city is committed to preserving this history, the message of Kelby’s mural for generations to come."

City officials say that out of respect for the mural’s history, they are offering the public an opportunity to take a piece of the historic mural home with them.

"The demolition contractor has compiled all in-tact bricks on pallets that will be available for pickup," Straight said. 

The bricks will be available to pick up Saturday April 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., but officials say that time can be extended based on demand.

Officials say bricks will be handed out by city staff members through a drive-thru on a first-come, first-served basis.  

"Cars will turn onto Dr. King Drive from Benham Avenue or S. Main Street and turn south on S. 2nd Street," Straight said. "The bricks will be located at the corner of Redding Avenue and South 2nd Street."

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