Tucson gets new augmented reality mural

Updated: May. 15, 2018 at 2:07 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - An artist in Arizona is taking Tucson's mural scene up to another level.

Lauren Lee has painted a mural that comes to life.

A colorful set of wings now decorates the West wall of the 191 Toole music venue, and with the Shazam app, visitors can watch their friends and family take flight on their smartphone.

The art is sponsored by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission (CCEC) as part of their campaign encouraging young people to "take flight and register to vote."

The CCEC hopes the mural will boost voter registration among 18 to 29-year-olds, the country's lowest group of registered voters, according to the group.

In an interview with the Phoenix New Times, Lee said she, "painted five different sets of wings, each one replacing the wings she'd painted before it. After painting each pair, a production crew scanned the image so it could be integrated into the augmented reality app."

A replica mural has also appeared on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix.

You can view more pictures of the mural under the hashtag #18in2018 on Twitter and Instagram.

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