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How A Youth Mural Says “It’s Our Turn”

Part of the “It’s Our Turn” mural at Stove Works.
Mark Making

“It’s Our Turn” is a mural designed and created by four teens in Chattanooga from start to finish through workshops by the arts nonprofit Mark Making and in collaboration with local artists.

The mural - unveiled a few weeks ago at Stove Works - depicts the problems of bullying, gang violence and drug abuse while also inspiring other teens to say “It’s Our Turn” to avoid these behaviors.

Ricardo Nache is one of the teens involved in this project - along with Kennedy Bass, Skylar Muhammad and Tahlia Smith.

I spoke with Ricardo - and Frances McDonald, founder and executive director of Mark Making.


The “It’s Our Turn” mural at Stove Works.
Credit Mark Making
The “It’s Our Turn” mural at Stove Works.




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