Blek le Rat, 67, a French pioneer in street art, uses stencils and spray paint Wednesday on a wall of the unfinished Art Center of Waco building on South Eighth Street.

He came to Waco at the invitation of Brian Greif, an art collector and producer who also brought the Banksy work “Haight Street Rat” to Waco.

Blek says the work is a gift to the city, part of his belief that street art has democratized art by removing barriers of access.  > Read more about Blek