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The popular Union Woodshop barbecue restaurant in Clarkston is getting an outdoor mural courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The 16-by-12-foot mural is titled “The Village of Clarkston” and is dominated by a mill wheel in homage to the area’s agricultural roots. It will depict buildings in Clarkston’s historic district, themes such as home, education, commerce and spirituality, and a millpond on the lower half with native plants and animals.

The mural is being led by DIA artists Alex Gilford and Vito Valdez. They’re partnering with Denyse Couture, creative director of the Clarkston Cultural Arts Council.

It’s one of three public art projects happening in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties to bring art into local communities through partnerships with local nonprofits.

Installation was set to begin Thursday and be wrapped up by the end of the month.

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