A mosaic mural made of recycled tile and inspired by the artwork of two local children will be unveiled later this week at the Thousand Palms library.
The mural, themed “Life of the Desert,” will be unveiled at the Art Samson Community Library at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The mural was created by S.C.R.A.P. Gallery, an Indio nonprofit that helps students create art with discarded materials from businesses and manufacturers, and is based on the artwork of two local children, according to county Supervisor John Benoit’s office.
The library asked local children ages 6-12 to enter drawings of desert animals and plants for mural inspiration. The work of Natalia Meza and David Arrez was chosen from among 14 entries.
“This mural is a great example of how kids can creatively help their environment by recycling and reusing,” said Karen Riley, executive director of the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery.
After the mural is unveiled, Friends of the Thousand Palms Library will serve refreshments at the Thousand Palms Community Center, 31-497 Robert Road.