A few months ago, Ben’s Chili Bowl decided to paint over its mural featuring Bill Cosby and Barack Obama. There’s been a lot of speculation about who would appear on the new mural, including an option for people to vote on their favorite. Today was the opening presentation of the new mural, and the answer turns out to be that just about everyone will be on the mural – ranging from Harriet Tubman to Jim Vance to Prince to the Obamas. And Chuck Brown, of course.
Artist Aniekan Udofia, who also did the 2012 Ben’s mural, has sketched in the outlines of many of the figures. It’s going to take him about two weeks to finish the mural.