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This city of murals just got a whole lot more

Seven months of pandemic can drain color from your days.

When a pigment deficit strikes,  try a visit to UHILL Walls at University Hill.

A view from the ground. Photo by Henry Haggart

That’s the sizable development that recently transformed a vacant wedge of land off Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard into a spot to live, shop and dine.

Last week, local and visiting artists coated much of it with murals. Works cover 40,000-square-feet over 15 acres, developer Hawthorne Retail Partners reports.

Where flower power meets a toothy smiley face, a tiger and much more. Photo by Henry Haggart

It’s a vast mix of style and subject that will take time to absorb.

With so much less to hurry off to, that may be no problem at all.

At top: A portrait of rapper J. Cole, left, by graffiti artist EKS, has generated the most press so far at UHill. Photo by Henry Haggart