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INDIANAPOLIS – As the crime rate in Indianapolis continues to climb, local artists are picking up their paint brushes to fight back.

They are putting together a new art exhibit about violence in the City that features art created by victims and their families. Two artists portray family murders.

The exhibit is called ‘Cold, Dark, and Unsecurity’ and opens Friday at the Raymond Stutz Art Gallery in downtown.

It’s free, but donations will go to the 10 Point Coalition, a faith-based organization that works on the streets to stop violence.

“I want people to go away from this exhibit moved and willing to talk and think about what each of our responsibility is in this violent culture we live in,” said the gallery’s co-director Leigh Dunnington-Jones.

The exhibit runs through February 27.