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Chalk art in SLO's Mission Plaza honors Maxine Lloyd Lewis

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Chalk art in SLO’s Mission Plaza honors Maxine Lloyd Lewis
Posted at 5:01 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 00:56:15-04

Local artists collaborated with the City of San Luis Obispo to create a chalk mural honoring Maxine Lloyd Lewis in front of the Mission.

Lewis was best known for her work as an activist on behalf of local community members in need.

The former homeless shelter on Orcutt Road bore her name until 2018, when its services were merged with the new 40 Prado homeless services center.

Eight daisies in the artwork represent Lewis' eight children, and the daisies signify motherhood and hope.

Work on the 20x20 chalk mural began Thursday and will wrap up Saturday.