Dublin's latest mural may be underground, but it's got its eye on the sky.

Dublin's latest mural may be underground, but it's got its eye on the sky.

A mural in the pedestrian tunnel under Dublin Road at Brandonway Drive, with a flying theme, will be unveiled Aug. 13.

"Flying communicates a common human desire," artist Eliza Ho said.

The mural, centered around healthy living, came from a partnership between the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County, the city of Dublin and Dublin Arts Council.

Students from neighboring Bailey Elementary School also got involved and residents helped paint.

"It's about community ownership through community inclusion," said David Royer, ADAMH CEO. "What it does is allow every community to define how it views itself.

"And in this case we used some outstanding young people from Bailey Elementary who came up with the constructional framework."

Ho, who met with residents and Bailey students to come up with an idea for the mural, said students got creative and put together ideas of flying, fruits and vegetables, and companion planting.

"It's been great and we have really been grateful for the help and the city of Dublin," she said. "The city of Dublin is known for its volunteerism. They have a very robust department that handles volunteer coordination."

About 100 volunteers turned out to prepare the tunnel for painting and the painting itself, Ho said.

"They can really feel the power of painting a mural together," she said.

Along with community partners, the new ADAMH mural also had some corporate help through donations and manpower. According to Royer, volunteers from Cardinal Health and Verizon helped with the painting.

"We acquire public art in different ways and this is a real unique and collaborative way to bring about more public art in Dublin," said David Guion, Dublin Arts Council executive director. "This should be an exciting tunnel. The imagery is really amazing."

The community reveal is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at Bailey Elementary School, 3900 Brandonway Drive. Music, food and art will be the order of business.

"At the unveiling, we'll celebrate the hard work of many people and we'll have the opportunity to thank our sponsors," Royer said. "But most importantly, we'll try to have an event that kids in the neighborhood will enjoy. It's about the celebration of a sense of community. When we work together we're far more successful than when we work separately."