Here's an update on the fate of Baltimore's Divine mural

City officials and community members will meet Tuesday to discuss the fate and legality of the Midtown-Belvedere mural of “Hairspray” actor and drag queen Divine during a public hearing hosted by the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP). The mural, painted by Baltimore-based street artist Gaia on the alley-facing wall of Preston Street, was commissioned by Midtown-Belvedere residents Jesse Salazar and Tom Williams. But the married couple did not receive permits or authorization for the mural from the city’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP), which is required when altering the exterior of properties within Baltimore’s historic districts or local landmarks, according to Eric Holcomb, the commission’s executive director. (Balt. Sun)

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