Nashville kids spend spring break making public murals

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Some Nashville kids found a unique way to spend their spring break by creating artwork for a construction site.

On Wednesday, children and teenagers from Cheatham Place, a public housing complex, started working on large murals.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Once completed, the artwork will be hung on the fence of the Metro Development and Housing Agency’s site on Jefferson Street in north Nashville.

But the project is about more than just art for all the kids involved.

“This is so important because a lot of these families here in this community, a lot of parents, are having to work, so they really don’t have things to do with their kids,” said LeeAnn Love, the Art Therapy Coordinator for MyCanvas.

“This is a great opportunity for the kids to come together in a safe way and a productive way and be able to grow and share their gifts,” she explained.

Right now, the program only runs during school breaks, but the organization is hoping to start doing some after-school programs as well.

Click here to learn more about MyCanvas, which is part of Lutheran Services in Tennessee.

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