Graffiti masterpiece ‘Exhibit Be’ send off party includes Erykah Badu, Trombone Shorty & more

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - January 19, is the last day you can see Exhibit Be -- the apartment complex that was turned into giant graffiti masterpiece.

Exhibit Be organizers expect about 7,500 to 10,000 people to come out to Algiers. The send-off party and concert include music greats like global superstar Erykah Badu; popular local artist, Trombone Short; and the rapping duo, Dead prez Check out the full list HERE.

These artists and performers want to raise awareness about blight in the city, honor civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- since Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and touch on how a community coming together can make a difference.

Learn more about Exhibit Be :

Exhibit Be was originally an abandoned apartment complex, now it's the largest single site street art exhibit in the South.

Artists from across the world came together, and after countless man-hours and 630 cans of spray paint, they transformed this blight into beauty -- an impressive work of art.

If you want to come out and see the free exhibit, it will be open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday.

The site will soon be developed into a sports complex and a hotel.