YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Recent violence in Youngstown pushed an international artist to try and inspire peace.
Kyle Holbrook recently finished a mural in the Idora neighborhood on Glenwood Avenue.
The work depicts a large hand with a peace symbol.
“I am so happy and pleased to see this mural. It is beautiful. Love, peace and happiness is my motto,” said Katrina Love, captain of the Fosterville Block Watch.
Holbrook said he’s lost more than 40 friends since childhood to gun violence.
The mural is meant to be a place of healing for himself and the families of victims.
Holbrook is painting murals in all 50 states as part of a national Stop Gun Violence tour.