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Painting for peace: We Rise group holds arts, music festival

Dozens line A. Philip Randolph Boulevard Saturday to paint for peace

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More than 100 people turned out to join in the 'We Rise' pro-peace, arts and music festival Saturday at A. Philips Randolph Boulevard.

Painting was the major theme as dozens of people young and old gathered together to paint one side of the Eastside Brotherhood Club building. 

Festival goers said they wanted to send a message of peace to everyone in Jacksonville.

"The theme is pro-peace. We chose the east side because it’s a community that has been oppressed for a long time now, and we wanted to start the We Rise festival here because it’s a beautiful community," said Nico Holderbaum ,the director of We Rise Festival.