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Artists Transformed The Walls Of A Local Prison As The First Step To Beautify Their City

One wall at a time.

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Heartists, a small collective of artists from Hubli, Karnataka, got together last week to beautify the walls of the local prison.

As a part of the Global Shapers Community in Hubli, Sunil Patil got a bunch of artists to beautify the city for the project. "Our city is mid-way to lots of other major places around it such as Goa, Bangalore and even Mumbai. So, we need to make it a more beautiful place to visit for anyone passing through," Patil told BuzzFeed.
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As a part of the Global Shapers Community in Hubli, Sunil Patil got a bunch of artists to beautify the city for the project. "Our city is mid-way to lots of other major places around it such as Goa, Bangalore and even Mumbai. So, we need to make it a more beautiful place to visit for anyone passing through," Patil told BuzzFeed.

They decided to begin this project with Sub Jail in the city because of it being a central part of Hubli.

They painted portraits of Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Buddha on the walls.

"We decided to make the theme of these paintings about change so that we could inspire the inmates to make changes and become better people," Patil said.

"While the chances of real reform in the inmates is low, if we could make even one of them happy, I will call the project a success," Patil said.

Here's a look at the prison walls before and after.