Dallas Artist Helps Oak Cliff Kids Add Color to Their Clubhouse

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DALLAS -- It was a special day at the Boys & Girls Club in Oak Cliff.  Around 150 students aged six through 18 helped paint a big colorful mural on the side of the Club building.

The creative kiddos got to leave their mark on the building with the help of Dallas artist Daniel Yanez, also known as DIY.

"We were working on it all day in the hot sun," said Yanez. "100-degree weather, but we got it pretty much where it needed to be for the kids."

Yeah, Yanez and his team crafted a coloring-book style mural for the boys and girls to fill in, featuring alien creatures and the Dallas skyline.  And in the background, a few words of inspiration.

"It says 'Creativity, friendship, confidence, and positivity,'" Yanez told NewsFix. "Those are all the things that we're trying to let the kids know that you need in order to be successful in life."

Of course, a little money helps too, and that's where project sponsor Post Pebbles came in, presenting the Boys & Girls Club with a check for $10,000.

Cherri Rowe, Area Director of Operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, said of the project: "This will bring some light and some color and some fun and excitement to the community."