Mural by VineStreet

A few feet away, there are cars speeding down both sides of the Vine Street Plaza at over 50 miles per hour. Yes, it might send chills and goosebumps on even the toughest of people. Walking across Vine street on 10th street is quite scary and even dangerous sometimes, but an artist from China wants to make the journey across the Vine Street Expressway less daunting.

Chenlin Cai, 35, who graduated from China’s Elite University, Tsinghua University, wants to achieve his dream to paint murals and leave a legacy in America. Cai has already painted murals inside both Japanese and Chinese restaurants already, but the Koi fish mural in Chinatown will be his biggest project yet. With hopes that one day children will play on the lily pads and koi fish that he has painted, Cai is optimistic that his painting will be a hit. Nearing completion of his project and lacking man-power, Cai reached out to Ramblei to help find some volunteers to help.